puppets

A selection of photographs and videoclips of puppets (from museums, puppet theater companies, souvenir shops, films, posters).

Manteo family puppets in Godfather II (1974):

 

From Franco Cuticchio, figlio d’arte:

Rinaldo:

Orlando and Angelica:

 

Orlando (constructed by Girolamo Cuticchio):

 

Bradamante (constructed by Girolamo Cuticchio):

 

Ferrau:

 

puppet constructed by Girolamo Cuticchio:

 

Charlemagne’s court:

 

Additional photos of Franco Cuticchio’s puppets:

 

Franco Cuticchio in his workshop:

 

Girolamo Cuticchio’s workshop:

 

Franco Cuticchio’s theater and cylinder piano:

 

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Video clip from the former puppet museum of Girolamo Cuticchio and his family (Teatroarte Cuticchio) in Cefalù:

 

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Compagnia Figli d’arte, Mimmo Cuticchio:

Following the performance of Orlando contro Rinaldo per la bella Angelica, University of Illinois-Urbana, Oct. 30, 2018.

 

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Video clip showing puppets and cartelli in the workshop of the Marionettistica dei Fratelli Napoli in Catania:

 

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Marfisa:

Museo Internazionale delle Marionette “Antonio Pasqualino”

 

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Puppet souvenirs in Catania:

 

Puppet souvenirs in Palermo:

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A few rare puppet collections can be found in the United States, notably the Stanley Marcus collection at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, and the Manteo family’s collection at the Italian American Museum in New York City.

 

Photos from the Carter Family Marionettes (Seattle, USA)