Charlemane the Lion - Hand puppet
featured on early installments of THE MORNING SHOW on CBS in the
1950s. Charlemane was a wide-eyed lion with a large snout and shaggy
hair who wore a crown.
Bil Baird & Charlemane
Charlemane debuted on the CBS morning
program to attract viewers away from THE TODAY PROGRAM, a competing
morning program on NBC that featured a real-live chimpanzee named
Manipulated by puppeteers Bil and Cora
Baird, Charlemane appeared with the likes of Walter Cronkite, who hosted this two-hour morning
program of music, news and entertainment.
Cora Baird and Charlemane the Lion
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