File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 283

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 20:02:36 -0600
Subject: [Puptcrit] In Memoriam for Lettie

Hi Alan,

Thank you for the news on Lettie's Memorial.  I believe we should try to
print a tribute to her in the Spring Journal, which should go to print
around the first week of May.   So many want to express their feelings about
her -- her contributions to puppetry, of course, but Lettie as a lifelong
friend.   I have a piece already from Randal Metz (and a photo of Lettie as
Mrs. Witherspoon) and today received a short and heartfelt tribute from
Lewis Mahlmann -- he seems to be feeling his own mortality.

If I have to bump an article or two from Spring to Summer, it would be
entirely appropriate.

Can we confer?  May I call you some time on Friday?


> From: "Alan Cook" <>
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> Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 22:19:31 GMT
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> Subject: [Puptcrit] Lettie Schubert Memorial in SF Ft MASON June 11, 2006
> The SF Puppet Guild and allies have scheduled a Tribute to Lettie on Sunday,
> June 11, 2006 in the Golden Gate Room at Ft Mason from 2 to 9 (public
> announcements outside the puppet community say it is from 3 to 9, so there
> will be set-up time.
> Lee (Images in Motion) will prepare a big screen video collage, incorporating
> excerpts from an interview with Lettie by Anita Coulter and Sam Hale and other
> bits, Lynne Jennings is preparing  memorial wall/panel of written memories,
> stories, thoughts and photos. Material for that and a special obit in Puppetry
> Journal are solicited We want to preserve as many stories and bits of history
> as possible.
> Lewis Mahmann and Randal Metz will revive a Fairyland Park production of "Mrs
> Witherspoon's Busy Day" shown at Storybook Theater in Oakland, with Lettie's
> voice on the soundtrack. Footage from early     tv's"Brother Buzz"with lettie
> working with Ralph Chesse will be shown.
> More to be announced about this special event.
> Let us know if you have any Lettie-related photos. Please send your written
> memories and stories to
> and we will share the information.
> The San Francisco Chronicle obit has been slightly delayed for the addition of
> info, and may be in print by the end of this week.
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