File puptcrit/puptcrit.0707, message 14

Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 13:51:17 EDT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Alan Cook

Part of Alan's collection is on display through the end of Puppet Rampage  at 
the St. Paul Public Library.  Hope everyone gets a chance to see  it.  It's 
small, especially compared to his huge collection, but  impressive.
Here at Great AZ Puppets in Phoenix we are bringing Alan in on a regular  
basis with a new installation each time.  Right now it's American  puppeteers.  
As we finish each installation, we videotape Alan as we go by  each display 
case.  He talks about each of the puppets and their  makers.  He has lots of 
stories.  Right now the tapes are just in  our archives and need editing, but 
we're trying to capture as much of this  history as we can.  We hope to get some 
of it edited and make it available  in P of A's audiovisual library.
Nancy Smith
In a message dated 7/4/2007 7:53:38 AM US Mountain Standard Time, writes:

? I agree with Robert. Alan's rich store of history is  invaluable. 

?I hope that Alan's posts to the list will continue to be  accessible - it 
seems like these are great sources.? 

Rolande  Duprey

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert  Rogers <>
Sent: Tue, 3 Jul 2007 2:13 pm
Subject: Re:  [Puptcrit] Beverly Sills, Opera Star & Muppet Show  Guest

Dear Alan,

I hope that  there is some way that you are recording the incredible 
encyclopedic  memory of yours.  Someone should interview you on a regular 
basis so  that you can tap into your list of anecdotes and information.  I 
wish  I could do it, but I live in New York.  My brother lives in Seal Beach, 
CA, but I'm not planning a visit anytime soon.

By the way, I had a  chance to see the film "Lily" with Leslie Caron and the 
Walton & O'  Rourke puppets on the TCM cable channel.  I'd seen it before, 
but it  continues to charm.  That should be required viewing of all aspriring 

Take care,

Robert Rogers  
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