Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
Christmas

How a Christmas gift started a lifelong love affair and career for Italian puppeteer, now 80

  • In 1946, young Augusto Grilli was given a puppet theatre and puppets, and 74 years on, he is still passionate about them
  • He has plans to open a museum in Turin, Italy, to show his family’s collection of 20,000-plus puppetry items from around the world

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Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
Puppeteer Augusto Grilli, 80, at his Alfa Theatre laboratory in Turin, Italy. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
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