Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Luna's roots: The Stringpullers

Luna's creator, Linda Wingerter, grew up in a family puppet company run by her grandfather, David A. Bogdan. The Stringpullers started in the 1950s in New Jersey, with David building marionettes and fully working miniature stages complete with lighting, and his wife Helen sewing the puppet costumes. As their daughters Judy and Bonnie grew up they got involved in building and performing, and eventually his granddaughter Linda too. David's real love was bringing the puppets into schools and teaching kids how to build their own, which Linda is still doing half a century later!

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