• Bil Baird Puppets

    From douglashgray@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Cewolf on Fri Apr 21 06:30:29 2017
    I'm one of Bil's former stage managers ( Late '70's) and recently I've started to write up some of my early theatre experiences ( including my time with Bil and Susie and Peter) Peter lived in my building in NYC, but then I moved to Seattle and lost
    touch. I was so sorry to hear of his death.

    If there is anyone who reads this who has a Bil Baird puppet for sale, I would love to own one for purely sentimental reasons and for inspiration.

    Doug Gray
    Brooklyn, NY

    On Saturday, October 4, 1997 at 3:00:00 AM UTC-4, Cewolf wrote:
    I just subscribed to this newsgroup, and was going to spend a while following
    the current threads before jumping in...however, since there seem to be NO
    current threads, I wonder if anyone has any thoughts about Bil Baird.

    Several years ago, in the 1980s, an auction house in my neighborhood (Greenwich
    Village) had an extremely successful sale of Bil Baird's marionettes. I was
    lucky enough to purchase several things:

    -a blue bug rod puppet (used on the CBS Morning Show)

    -a portrait marionette of Marlene Dietrich (with a trick mechanism that makes
    her look like she's reallly smoking a cigarette)

    -a vulture marionette, supposedly from a TV Wheaties commercial

    -and some miscellaneous puppet heads.

    Does anyone remember this sale? Has anyone seen any Bil Baird puppets for sale
    since then?

    Does anyone remember Bil Baird's puppets on the CBS Morning Show? or any of his
    TV commercials? Is there any way to see them now?

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
    - Carol

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