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LA: Charles Phoenix: Bob Baker 90th Bday Party & Puppet

Postby BLRees » Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:49 am

Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix is throwing a birthday party for Los Angeles’ most beloved puppeteer Bob Baker who will mark his 90th birthday on Sunday, February 9 at Baker’s Marionette Theater in downtown L.A.

“Bob Baker’s palace of puppetry and mansion of marionettes is the Fantasyland of Downtown Los Angeles,” says Phoenix. “As the lights dim and the show begins dozens of spectacular one-of-a-kind house made puppets, some dating back to the 1930s, sweep your ageless imagination away.”

Baker has retired from performing at his theater – which opened its doors to the public more than 50 years ago – but may take to the stage at his birthday party for an impromptu demonstration.

Since the theaters’ inception, audiences of all ages have enjoyed Baker’s charming puppets, songs and performances.

Today, the future of the Bob Baker Marionette Theater is uncertain. The building has been sold, and, according to Phoenix, “Now is the time to experience the legend of this magical place and join me singing “Happy Birthday” to the World’s Greatest Puppeteer! He found his life’s work at the age of 6! How many people can that?”

After the puppet show, audience members can enjoy cake and ice cream in the party room. Festive attire is strongly encouraged.

Bob Baker 90th Birthday Party and Puppet Show takes place at 5 p.m. on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the Bob Baker Marionette Theater, 1345 West 1st Street in Los Angeles. Tickets are $49 and can be purchased by going to

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