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Friday, October 4, 2013

Puppet Witchery

One of the most wondrous witch characters has to be Buelah Witch, mostly now forgotten, sadly, but once beloved as a top member of the Kuklapolitan Players, the puppet troupe on the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television series. Buelah was named in honor of the show's producer Beulah Zachary (though we can perhaps surmise from the difference in the spelling that someone wanted to be clear that Buelah the witch and Beulah the producer were two entirely different entities). Here is a classic TV Guide cover from October 30, 1953, celebrating Halloween with the one and only Buelah Witch (supported by Kukla and Oliver J. Dragon), which truly gives Buelah her moment in the sun (or at least a very autumnal sunset). It's part of the Countdown to Halloween 2013.

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Anything can be creepy, can't it?