Enchanted Strings

Gibbs Smith

SKU: 7622

$40.00 USD

Step inside a world where imagination dwells!

2022 SILVER Winner for Performing Arts & Music, Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards

Bob Baker Marionette Theater has enchanted families in Los Angeles and beyond with delightful marionette performances since 1963. Enchanted Strings captures the visual history of this palace of puppetry from Bob Baker’s earliest days to the theater’s transformation into a thriving hub of creative culture. You’ll meet the remarkable visual artists and craftspeople who worked alongside him, contributing their talents to build the theater, design the shows, and hand-craft over two thousand incredible marionettes. Archival images and ephemera provide a behind-the-scenes look at Bob’s amazing work for Walt Disney and iconic Hollywood films. With more than 300 vintage and contemporary photographs, Enchanted Strings will delight Bob Baker Marionette Theater fans around the world, and fascinate everyone who is a child at heart!

The Bob Baker Marionette Theater was founded in 1963 by Bob Baker and Alton Wood. With over 300 performances a year, utilizing over 2000 handcrafted puppets, the Theater's mission is to educate, celebrate, and inspire imagination through puppetry and the allied arts. The Bob Baker Marionette Theater is proud for having been recognized, nationally and locally, for the skill and dedication of their performers and staff, the craftsmanship of their puppets, and their deep commitment to the city of Los Angeles.