Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Ellie Mae Clampett marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • Ellie Mae Clampett marionette, 1962–1979
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • plastic, synthetic hair, cloth, wood, string, plant fiber, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 35 x 20 x 6.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 13 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 2 9/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7325

The female figure is identified as Ellie Mae Clampet from "The Beverly Hillbillies" television show. She has a molded plastic head with blonde synthetic hair and a black headband. She wears a long sleeved shirt that has a geometric pattern in light green, brown, and pink with light blue trousers and a rope belt. She has black plastic shoes.

The black strings connect to the red wooden controller.