Kevin Menegus (Fratello Marionettes) – Under The Puppet #69
http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Kevin Menegus is a puppeteer and the owner of the Fratello Marionettes, a puppet company that has been producing timeless marionette shows since 1989. He’s also the co-author of the book: A Century of California Puppetry: How The West Was Strung. I talk to Kevin about his career, what drew him to marionettes, his work restoring puppets and much more on this episode of Under The Puppet.
Also, this month you can win a signed copy of Kevin’s book A Century of California Puppetry: How the West was Strungand some actualy marionett pieces from the Fratello Marionettes build of Jack and the Beanstalk! Listen to find out how to enter.
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CONNECT WITH KEVIN:
Website – https://fratellomarionettes.com
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/TheFratelloM
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pelpup1/
DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:
Pelham Puppets – http://www.pelhampuppets.uk.com
Bob Pelham – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelham_Puppets
Marionettes: How to Make and Work Them by Helen Fling – https://www.amazon.com/Marionettes-How-Make-Work-Them/dp/0486229092/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
The Muppet Show – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Muppet_Show
Ed Johnson – Applesause the dragon – http://www.detroitkidshow.com/Willy_Dooit.htm
Detroit Puppeteer Guild – http://www.detroitpuppeteersguild.org
Wayne Martin Puppets – http://www.waynemartinpuppets.com
Tony Urbano – https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/09/utp-51/
Lettie Schubert (Obituary) – https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-apr-05-me-schubert5-story.html
Children’s Fairyland – https://fairyland.org
Conservatory of Music – University of the Pacific – https://music.pacific.edu/music
Palace of Fine Arts – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palace_of_Fine_Arts
Bob Baker Marionette Theater – http://www.bobbakermarionettetheater.com
Lewis Mahlman (Obituary) – https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Children-s-Fairyland-puppeteer-Lewis-5408406.php
Randal Metz – https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2019/04/utp-27/
Jim Gamble – http://www.jimgamble.com
Elizabeth Luce – https://lucepuppetco.com
A Century of California Puppetry – https://www.amazon.com/Century-California-Puppetry-West-Strung/dp/0921845537
Lumen Coad – https://wepa.unima.org/en/coad-canada-puppets/
Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver
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