For some twenty years the Sue Hastings Marionettes were one of North America's largest puppet companies with as many as a dozen troupes out on the road and a stock of puppets exceeding two thousand. Performances ranged from socialite parties to Broadway shows, from commercial promotions to touring the Chautauqua circuit, from performing at the White House to running permanent theatres at several world's fairs. This study is detailed and alive with anecdotes of Sue Hastings, one of the most successful entrepreneurs. Over sixty photographs and illustrations.
"Informative, well-paced, and interesting to read...a tribute to a driving American force in puppetry."
Joann Spencer Seigrist, Puppetry Journal
Author: Dorlis Grubidge
Total Pages: 248