Forest Lawn Museum is proud to present “Bob Baker Marionette Theater: 60 Years of Joy & Wonder.” The exhibition features hand-crafted marionettes, original concept art, an animatronic band, and more! Bob Baker – who began creating puppets as a child in the 1930s – opened his permanent marionette theater in 1963. He also produced puppets for film and television, collaborating with major figures in the fields. Peek behind the curtain and discover the magic and whimsy of puppetry in this retrospective exhibition!


The opening reception will occur on October 20 from 5-7 PM at Forest Lawn Museum. It will include free exhibition tours, complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and marionette performances. Musical guest, Timothy Nordwind of OK Go, will spin records from the Bob Baker Music Library.


RSVP by October 16 to or 323-340-4782.


Bob Cox, Bob Baker Drawing Puppet Concept, c. 1944-1950, archival photograph. Courtesy of Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
Frank Paris, Mechanical Diagram for Butterfly Dancer Marionette, c. 1970, ink on paper. Courtesy of Bob Baker Marionette Theater.
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