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Nov 10, 2010
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Nov 9, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor left a comment for Steven Widerman
"Hi Steven, Thanks for your kind welcoming. I will be returning to explore your interesting site. Right now I am up to my armpits in house painting. I accidentally lost all my emails two days ago and when I tried to retrieve them from the trash, I…"
Aug 31, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor left a comment for Steven Widerman
"Hi Steve, Thanks for the welcoming. You have a wonderful site here. I will be exploring it soon. I'm in the middle of house painting now. Two days ago, I accidentally threw out all my e-mails. I went to the trash to bring them back and pushed…"
Aug 31, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor left a comment for Phillip Huber
"Hi Philip, Thank you for adding me to your friendship. You are very missed in the L.A. Area by many of your friends here, including me."
Aug 28, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor and Phillip Huber are now friends
Aug 28, 2010
Pix Smith and Charles Wm. Taylor are now friends
Aug 26, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor left a comment for David C. Herzog
"Hi back to you David. This is a new format for me, so it may take a while for me to become accustomed to it. Thanks for your welcoming words. - Charles"
Aug 25, 2010
David C. Herzog left a comment for Charles Wm. Taylor
"Hi Charles Welcome to puppet hub. Glad to see you here."
Aug 25, 2010
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Charles Wm. Taylor left a comment for Pix Smith
"Thank you for your welcome Pix. This is brand new to me so it may take a while for me to get my bearings. Charles"
Aug 25, 2010
Pix Smith left a comment for Charles Wm. Taylor
"Hi Charles, and welcome here! I think you'll like it. There are lots of folks who will appreciate the sense of history and the stories that you will be able to bring. Welcome!"
Aug 25, 2010
Charles Wm. Taylor is now a member of Puppet Hub
Aug 25, 2010

Profile Information

Gender
Punch
Location
Long Beach, California, U.S.a.
Relationship to Puppetry
Puppeteer, teacher of puppetry, puppet maker, scenery maker, stage builder, performer and have created many productions. Earned first Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Degree with a Specialization in Puppetry in the U.S. in 1975. apprenticed with Harry Burnett of Turnabout Theater and Yale Puppeteers.
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
Cub Scouting. I could earn a merit badge. I took puppet lessons as a ten year old from Barry Campbell, worked with Margaret Fickling as a teenager then joined the Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry and Puppeteers of America in 1958. I toured shows with Harry Burnett, Yale Puppeteer then later my own show and taught puppetry at C.S.U.L.B. and C.S.U.Fullerton.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
Mable and Les Beaton, Bil Baird, Harry Burnett, Walton and O'Rourke, Bob Bromley, Tony Urbano, René Zendéjas, Bob Baker, Ralph Chessé, Wayne Barlow and Blanding Sloan and many many more! They are all wonderful in their contributions in such a variety of ways.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
Pinocchio, He had a lot to learn but after many trials and foibles became real!
More About Me:
I taught elementary school for forty five years, was a jeweler, interested in mechanical windows which also piqued my interest in moving effigies which led to puppetry during my very early years. I taught puppetry at the university level for ten years. Made an educational film strip in 1979, Miniatures in Theater, which won an award for being the outstanding educational film strip by the Xerox Corporation and the Library of Congress. Married with two grown daughters that perform Punch and Judy. I was an elected Representative for Horace Mann Elementary School with Teachers Association of Long Beach (TALB) and received the Golden Apple Award and the Cliff Kasaba Human Rights Award. I retired in June 2008. Now I am involved and credentialed as a teacher of Longevity Stick, take T'ai Chi Chih classes, computer classes and Pilates. I've never been so busy.
My Company/Troupe/Group
Charles Taylor Marionettes and Tinker Taylor Puppets.
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Yale Puppeteers, Turnabout Theater, past president of Los Angeles Guild of Puppetry, past editor of Puppet Life and Strings and Things of Orange County Puppetry Guild. former Vice president of Finley-Gracer Jewelers in Belmont Shore, Long Beach, Cal.Teachers Association of Long Beach (TALB)
Website
http://TinkerTaylorPuppets.info/
2nd Website
http://Facebook, Charles Taylor (Santa Claus look alike)

Comment Wall (2 comments)

At 10:32am on August 25, 2010, Pix Smith said…
Hi Charles, and welcome here! I think you'll like it. There are lots of folks who will appreciate the sense of history and the stories that you will be able to bring. Welcome!
At 6:49pm on August 25, 2010, David C. Herzog said…
Hi Charles Welcome to puppet hub. Glad to see you here.

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