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George
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Featured Figure:
Maisie

 

Date Created: Unknown Created by: Leonardo

Used by: Leonardo

Special Features: moving eyes, "bubble gum"

Trivia: 
1. South American vent Leonardo's real name was Horatio M. Ortega.
2. Maisie has a small rubber balloon between her teeth that can be inflated from the rear to simulate a bubble gum bubble being blown. 
3. Leonardo's figures (The museum has six of them) lack the exaggerated features--the wide eyes, large smile, and heavy makeup--of more familiar figuremakers. As a result, many visitors to the museum comment on the "life-like" nature of the figures.
4. Maisie was donated in 1985 by Leonardo's daughter-in-law.
5. A photo of Maisie blowing her bubble gum can be found on this website in the gallery dedicated to Leonardo.
6. Maisie is on display in Building two on the left hand side of the building. She can be seen on display by viewing the Quicktime Virtual Pan Number One. Turn and look into the left hand side of the room. Maisie can be seen sitting in a folding chair just inside the door (She is wearning blue pants and the white top from the photo at left).

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