Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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talking girl marionette
  • Hazelle, Inc.
  • talking girl marionette, 1935–1979
  • Where object was made: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • wood, plastic, string, synthetic hair, cloth, lace, paint, glitter, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 39 x 24 x 7 cm controller with strings not included in measurements
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 3/8 x 9 7/16 x 2 3/4 in controller with strings not measured
  • Gift of Hazelle H. Rollins
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7305

The marionette is a girl wearing a pink dress with brown detail. She has curled red-brown hair. The facial features are hand painted on her molded face. The long pink dress has long sleeves, a collar, and buttons down the front of the bodice. There is an irregular brown floral pattern on the dress. She has black shoes. There is a wooden controller at the top and black strings are attached to the head (3), back, wrists, and the front of the skirt (2).