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Bob Baker Marionette Theater

1345 West First Street
213-250-9995

His marionettes have entertained thousands of children and adults worldwide over the years.

Bob learned the magic of puppetry at the early age of eight. He trained with several different local companies and put his skills to work with his first professional performance for director Mervyn Leroy.

While attending Hollywood High School, Bob began manufacturing toy marionettes that sold both in Europe and the United States. After graduation at the age of eighteen, he began his extensive career in animation at the George Pal Studios. He began as an apprentice and soon became a head animator of "Puppetoons" a year later.

After WWII, Bob served as an animation advisor at many film studios including Walt Disney.

With his partner, Alton Wood, Bob turned a run-down scenic shop near downtown Los Angeles into a family entertainment institution. An innovative artist and puppet master, Bob and his company have performed puppets around the globe, even on Navy ships and submarines. Mr. Baker currently has an inventory of over three thousand puppets as he creates more.

OUR MISSION

To provide unique theatrical experiences; to educate, to celebrate, to rejuvenate puppetry and the allied arts.



Reviews

Stuart Shim

Rating:
Thursday, July 12, 2018
It's like stepping back into the early '60s: You almost expect to see Ed Sullivan step out from behind the curtains to introduce these timeless, colorful, and playful, puppet performances. Magical, fun and unforgettable. To be around so many entranced, smiling, and laughing people, is a rare experience. The post-performance ice cream is the perfect finish.

Tommy Hinkley

Rating:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
If you haven't been, you have to check it out..... a great atmosphere, and good family fun. You wanna be the cool aunt or uncle... this is your move. The puppeteers are very skilled, AND there's Ice Cream Cups after.... Who doesn't remember, and love those!!!

Carolyn Becker

Rating:
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Haven't been there in decades, however I cherish the memories of this magical place. My grandmother (God rest her soul) had limited income, and managed to take us kids to this studio. If you are in the Los Angeles area, this place is a must see experience. Exceptional puppeteers.😍

Pam Skaggs

Rating:
Friday, June 29, 2018
My grandchildren loved the show and the ice cream the theater provided after the show. Be aware seats are limited. Children sit on the floor where they get a better view anyhow. My teen and 3 adults had to sit on the floor. The puppets come to the ice cream room to interact with the kids as no to allow for pictures. Lots of interesting puppets to see in the ice cream room. I gave 4 stars because I am handicapped and the only 3 chairs avail AXA ble to me were up a very large step or over all the kids on the floor. No employee would help me and the other patrons would not only move over, but they also wouldn't help me get through their children on the floor.

Adam Fleiner

Rating:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
So much fun. Haven't been since I was a kid but definitely worth it. Some of the marionettes are more then 50 years old and maintained to the highest level. With all the digital media and technology these days we forget how entertaining a creation being controlled by sticks and sting can really be.

Bob Baker Marionette Theater is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media

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