This professor pulls strings - but just to enchant people
ValleyÂ Times Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated September 13, 1962 partially reads, "Melvin Helstein has pulled many strings in his profession - but then it's expected of him. He is the creator and the voice, action and words of the world of bright and comical figures who have enchanted children and adults alike. As Helstein explains, his creations aren't people - they are puppets or marionettes satirizing people. In love with his work, Helstein, assistant professor of theater arts at UCLA, is saddened by the gradual decline in puppetry as a folk art."; See image #00132443 for additional photo in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00132442 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d038_f22_i30 CARL0005559169 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/62852
University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty Collectors and collecting--California--Los Angeles Puppet plays, American--California--Los Angeles Marionettes--California--Los Angeles Puppeteers--California--Los Angeles Puppets--California--Los Angeles Universities and colleges--California--Los Angeles--Faculty Men--California--Los Angeles Westwood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs