A head of Lenny the Lion, a popular children's character of the mid-20th century, made famous by ventriloquist and music hall star Terry Hall. Hall and Lenny first appeared on BBC television in 1956 and continued appearing regularly on television until the 1980s.
This is the head of the puppet, which is a thick papier mache face over a metal frame. The face is painted brown, black and white, and it has a white and red felt mouth. The eyelids are covered with a brown furry material, as is the dark brown area surrounding the face. The face has several moving parts. The mouth are the eyelids are controlled by metal levers on the wooden handle. Behind the face is rubber tubing which attaches behind the eyes. Surrounding the face are metal poppers, which are where Lenny's mane would attach. String is holding part of the rubber tube to the metal frame.
The head shows significant wear and tear from use and storage - scuffs and cracks are evident, with degradation to the papier mache and fur, and some glue and paint residue. Despite the age of the piece, it is in overall fair condition.
Materials: Wood, Papier Mache, Ferrous Metals, Rubber, String, Felt.
Item size - 11.81" x 7.87" x 11.81" (30cm x 20cm x 30cm)
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.