Doll circus on the small screen
Belfast — BCTV-2 will air a program dedicated to the “doll circus” of Thorndike as part of its “Somewhere in Waldo County” series.
In a back room at Bryant Stove and Music in Thorndike, Joe Bryant has created a world of his own. His wife Bea is a collector and among her numerous collections are hundreds of dolls. Joe decided to breath a little life into those dolls by creating a magical room where toys come to life with the flip of a switch.
Joe Bryant, a tinkerer, inventor, master of animation and just an amazingly imaginative and creative man, uses everyday objects such as old bicycle parts to animate toys of all kinds to make a world come alive where children of all ages can come and enjoy.
“I just to make smiles,” he said.
Ned Lightner takes a tour of this amazing place and interviews Bryant on “Somewhere in Waldo County,” shown on BCTV-2 Thursday nights at 8 p.m. and various times that can be found in the program listings at belfastcommunitytv.org.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.