Marionettes by Donald Cordry
Marionettes by Donald Cordry
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Donald Cordry ’29 is featured on Weird Universe for his infamous puppeteer work in the twentieth century.

A Minnesota-native, he was a well-respected craftsman and puppeteer of the twenties and thirties. Between 1930 and 1934, Cordry used his marionettes for his own production of The Three Wishes in Minneapolis. He then went on to New York where he worked with well-established puppeteer Tony Sarg. By 1937, poor health forced Cordry to give up puppetry and he and his wife moved to Mexico where he lived for the remainder of his life. In 1982, his wife donated her late husband's collection of marionettes, props, and a fully operational puppet stage to the Smithsonian, where they remain today.

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