Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Congratulations, Leslie!

Leslie Carrara-Rudolph is known to many Silver Lakers as the first-ever Queen of Silver Lake. As Lady Edna Faye, she won the honor in the 2001 contest where she performed the Wizard of Oz using only sockmonkeys. She came back the following year (pictured here) to turn over her crown to the new winner, and even pinch-guest-hosted. Her chief work is as a puppeteer; her puppet Lolly once came to visit me in office hours! Apparently, the CD13 field office must be a great launching pad, because now she's appearing on Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites", a show by the creator of Avenue Q. And I hear that Lolly herself has been seen touring with the Sesame Street Muppets—most recently visiting and playing with children in the Gulf Coast who survived Hurricane Katrina.