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Antique puppets, Los Angeles Public Library
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Harry Burnett (1901-1993) was a famous puppeteer and co-founder of the Yale Puppeteers and the Turnabout Theater, which was a full-time marionette company that existed from 1940-1956, regularly selling-out all seats. Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni (1707-1793) was a celebrated Italian playwright and librettist, whom critics rank among the European theatre's greatest authors. It is said that the first playthings in the childhood of this famous writer were puppets, which he made dance in the puppet theatre that his father Giulio had built for him in their home. Architects Bertram G. Goodhue and Carlton M. Winslow designed central Library, located at 630 W. 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles. It is the third largest public library in the United States in terms of books and periodical holdings, boasting over 6 million volumes. It was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970 - Building #70000136.
This photograph shows a valuable collection of antique puppets, exhibited inside a glass case at the Los Angeles Public Library. A small sign above the puppets reads "Auspices of the Art Department", and another sign visible at the bottom of the display reads "A set of 18th Century Goldoni Puppets loaned by Harry Burnett from his European Collection".
1 photographic print :b&w ;25 x 17 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Los Angeles Public Library
Central Library (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hand puppets--California--Los Angeles
Exhibitions--California--Los Angeles
Libraries--California--Los Angeles
Puppets--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Goldoni, Carlo,1707-1793
Burnett, Harry
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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