Howdy Doody

DETROIT, UNITED STATES:  Howdy Doody, one of America's best-loved puppets as he makes his debut at the Detroit Institute of Arts(D.IA) 06 April 2001 marking his first time on display for the public since the Howdy Doody Show went off the air in 1960. Howdy's appearance at the DIA. followed a January 2001 decision by US District Court Judge Christopher F. Droney to honor a 1967 contract between Howdy Doody puppeteer Rufus Rose and NBC.  The contract specified that Howdy Doody enter the museum's collection after Rose no longer needed the puppet.   AFP PHOTO/Jeff KOWALSKY (Photo:  JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Howdy Doody Joins Other Puppets Of Distinction On Display At DIA

The original Howdy Doody marionette from the 1940s will be among the puppets of distinction going on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/06/2015


DIA To Open Puppet Gallery

The Detroit Institute of Arts this month gets a new permanent gallery featuring hand, shadow and string puppets.


‘Howdy Doody Show’ Writer Edward Kean Dies

A family friend says  “Howdy Doody Show” writer Edward Kean has died at the age of 85 in West Bloomfield.