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Remembering Bob Baker & His Marionette Theater

Posted By: Kelsey McConnell · 12/2/2014 9:00:00 AM

Puppet pioneer Bob Baker passed away last Friday at the age of 90. His Bob Baker Marionette Theater has held down the corner of 1st and Glendale, just outside of Downtown Los Angeles, for over half a century. We talked to Baker at the theater in 2012. Here is that conversation:

And here are photos from Arts Alive's trip to the theater.



The lady of the hour, Clara, with the Nutcracker of the hour.



Two Bob Baker additions to the cast of The Nutcracker, a robot and a psychedelic rock band.


 Another band, this one in the form of shadow puppets.





As Bob Baker says, the real show for the adults is watching their children.



 In The Shop with Alex Evans.



Bob Baker says that little girl puppet had The King hiding in his dressing room.

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  1. Kamela posted on 01/02/2015 05:52 PM
    As a puppeteer, I thank you for honoring this lovely man on your website. And, thank you for the music. I live in Northern California and I treasure your station.
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