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Beulah Witch hand puppet.jpg
Hand puppet of the character Beulah Witch created by Chicago puppeteer Burr Tillstrom around 1947 for the popular children's television show Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

Charlie McCarthy was the creation of ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (1903-1978). Bergen was born to Swedish immigrant parents in Chicago in 1903, and at 16, began taking lessons in ventriloquism from Harry Lester. Bergen paid a Chicago woodcarver,…
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