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Catalog Number 13297-6
Title Puppet, Rod; Little Reggie
Object Name Puppet, Rod
Description Rod puppet version of the Little Reggie character from "Kalamity Kate's Cartoon Corral." Constructed of a painted styrofoam ball mounted on a wooden dowel. Red felt mouth. Red yarn hair. Eyeglasses formed of black pipe cleaners. Dressed in high necked maroon tunic. Puppet has only one arm, which is formed with foam and has a felt hand.

Used in the George Churley Puppet Company two-puppeteer touring show, "Puppets & People."
Year Range from 1973
Year Range to 1980
Material Styrofoam/Cheesecloth/Paint/Yarn/Fabric/Plastic/Felt/Wood/Foam
Artist Churley, George
Made Churley, George and JoAnn
Place of Origin USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 25
People Churley, George
Churley, JoAnn
History George Churley served as Producer/Writer/Talent (August-1975 through April-1980) on KOLN-TV/KGIN-TV (CBS affiliates with simulcast programming in Lincoln and Grand Island, NE) half-hour children’s show, "Kalamity Kate’s Cartoon Corral." Little Reggie was a character created specifically for "Kalamity Kate's."

This rod puppet version was from the George Churley Puppet Company two-puppeteer touring show, "Puppets & People," in which Flash T. Horse talks Reggie into taking over the puppet show. They then built puppet versions of themselves as well as of the two puppeteers. The George Churley Puppet Company (1973-1980) presented over 700 live performances (one-, two- and three-puppeteer productions) in 16 states.

See RG5865: Churley, George in NSHS Archives for more information.
Credit line George Churley, Lincoln, NE
Collection George Churley
Notes on Related Objects See RG5865: Churley, George in NSHS Archives for more information.