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Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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[Military]
KING TIGER 332 TANK, LARGE-SCALE MODEL
Model tank (height: 16 in.; 41 cm, length of body: 40 in.; 101.6 cm, length with gun: 55 in.; 140 cm, width: 24 in.; 61 cm). Resin, plastic, and steel, hand-painted.  
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Bibliographie

New York Magazine, 22 November 1993, p. 37

Description

From a young age, William was obsessed with toy soldiers, and their accompanying military paraphernalia. In a New York Magazine profile published in 1993, Williams’ mother recounted this fascination: "Robin had the entire third floor [of the family home]. He put his toy soldiers — he had thousands of them — in those rooms, carefully divided according to period.” She went on to suggest that he not only staged intricate battles between soldiers of various eras, but that he also created elaborate dialogues between them in a manner that was, essentially, a childhood version of his performance style.

Creating a Stage: The Collection of Marsha and Robin Williams

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New York