9/20-22/1977 – ‘People Magazine shooting us.’

As the popularity of The Muppet Show soared, viewers became more interested in the people behind the scenes, particularly Jim and his family. His wife Jane had been his first performing and business partner and their long collaboration, both in the studio and on the home front, made for great copy. People magazine decided to focus one of their “Couples” features on Jim and Jane and sent photographer Nancy Moran out to their home in Bedford, NY. This was old hat for the Hensons – back in Washington in the late 1950s and early 60s, numerous publications had written admiringly of Jim and Jane’s unique partnership.

In 1959, The Christian Science Monitor profiled the newlyweds, Jim and Jane Henson.

The Northern Virginia Sun featured the Hensons on the cover of their weekend section in 1959.

People magazine’s “Couples” feature about the Henson family, 1977.

People magazine’s “Couples” feature about the Henson family, 1977.

People magazine’s “Couples” feature about the Henson family, 1977.

People magazine’s “Couples” feature about the Henson family, 1977.

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