As are the people
who create them,
and animate them.
of 2000, PBS broadcast a kids' show called BETWEEN THE LIONS.
Dean Gordon (on the right) was one of a rotation of directors.
I've known Dean for many years, going back to when he was a Stage
And the gentlemen on the left is Shawn Havens, Stage Manager for the
day. Excellent team.
It was witty,
and enabled children to become more comfortable with language, and
I was brought in to hold cue cards for
What a gracious, professional, warm human
being she is!!
At the end of the shoot, she insisted
that a spread of wine
and cheese be laid out for the crew,
and then she raised a glass to us all,
and wished us a lifetime of good sex!
And on top of that,
in recognition of my cue carding,
she insisted that the floral arrangement
in her dressing room
be given to me.
The sets were spectacular.
They were, for the most part, built up
on platforms so that the puppeteers could work from beneath them.
This is only a partial view of the
set, completely filled with real books.
This is origami expert, and all-around good guy,