File puptcrit/puptcrit.0510, message 245

Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2005 15:49:32 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Frank Paris

> said:
>I had no idea that Rhoda was Frank's assistant.   

Perhaps "assistant" was not the right word to use
(sorry, I'm not a puppeteer, nor do I play one on TV
;-). However, according to the book, she was working
and touring with him when he got the call for "Puppet
Playhouse" and he brought her with him. 

> But I wonder why she didn't leave when Frank did? 
>She was there as puppeteer when the Roses later 
>joined that show.

At first she did. But then Bob Smith called her and
offered her $100 a show and she left Paris for good. 

The book is a good read, and Davis talked to most of
the people involved at the time. The author is the son
of Howard Davis, who was a director and writer for the
show for a good bit of its run.

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