Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Jethro Bodine marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • Jethro Bodine marionette, 1962–1979
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • plastic, synthetic hair, plant fiber, cloth, paint, string, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 41 x 16 x 7.5 cm strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 1/8 x 6 5/16 x 2 15/16 in strings not included in measurements
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7326

The male figure is identified as Jethro Bodine from "The Beverly Hillbillies" television show. He has a molded plastic head with short dark synthetic hair. He wears a long sleeved red and white checked shirt and light blue trousers with a rope belt. He has black plastic shoes.

The black controller strings connect to a red wood controller.