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L.A. in Focus: Turnabout Pupper Theatre

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Date(s):

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Time:

2:00pm

Location:

Mark Taper Auditorium

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RSVP:

Reservations not required. Doors will open approximately 15 minutes before the program begins.

Description:

Puppetry, Hollywood, and gay history would not be the same without the Yale Puppeteers and Turnabout Theatre. Located on La Cienega, the Turnabout was a cabaret destination for audiences and entertainers who visited its performers such as Elsa Lanchester and the theatre founders Harry Burnett, Richard Brandon, and Forman Brown. More than friends, these marionette maestros were a talented gay trio who illuminated early gay culture and changed the course of American puppetry. Please join historian J. Eric Lynxwiler for this Los Angeles tale unlike any other.

Sponsored by the Photo Collection and Literature & Fiction Department. Presented by Photo Friends. Free and open to the public.

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