Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Real Life Christmas Story

Read this to put a smile on your face!

Zelienople man saves Santa, Rudolph
Snippet: TRIBUNE-REVIEW Wednesday, December 12, 2007 A puppet autopsy resurrected Santa and Rudolph. The plot of a traditional Rankin/Bass Christmas production? Hardly. Rather, it's the true story of how a Zelienople man stumbled upon -- and then saved -- what are believed to be two of only six surviving puppets from the classic 1964 stop-motion animation film 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.'


  1. Although marionettes took priority over puppets with me, I can appreciate the value and satisfaction over those two rescued puppets. I'd give a great deal to discover the marionette horse I created for a "puppet show" while in high school back in the thirties.

  2. I'd like to add this to my comment. I used red fox fur from the collar of old coat, making the horse life-like enough my father refused to allow it to remain in sight while eating supper.