File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 302


Date: Sun, 24 Dec 2006 09:11:31 EST
To: puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] George Latshaw video history


Shortly after George & Pat moved to Florida from Ohio, my wife Elise and I 
had the good fortune to do a video history with George.   Elise interviewed him 
and I was the videographer.   We spent several hours documenting his amazing 
career.   He described how, as a young man, he had this huge crush on actress 
Leslie Caron.   Then, one day not far in the future, there she was, just on the 
other side of the scrim, looking at him with her angelic face as he 
manipulated the puppet.   George said it was very surreal.   This video is now in the 
possession of the Puppeteers of America video library.   I don't believe it has 
been edited yet, but hopefully, one day soon, it will be available for any P 
of A members to view.

My wife and I have done 12 or 13 video histories during the past few years, 
among them Luman Coad, Terry Snyder, Pady Blackwood, Lenny Suib (now deceased), 
Carl Harmes (now deceased) and Doug and Gayle Anderson (Gayle recently passed 
away as well).   This past week, the world has lost George Latshaw and Fran 
Dowie.   I would encourage you to document   the histories of renowned 
puppeteers in your areas, while they are still among us, so that future generations of 
puppeteers (or just puppet enthusiasts) can appreciate and learn what came 
before them.

All the best to all of you
Bob & Elise
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