While the Muppet team were no strangers to royalty, having performed for the Queen of England at the Royal Variety Show in 1977, a royal premiere is always exciting. Launching its European release, Labyrinth screened for the royal family on December 1, 1986. The attendance of Princess Diana added glitter to the event and got the media’s attention – her picture with Ludo appeared in newspapers across the UK.
In June 1965, 28-year-old Jim Henson started a written log of his activities in what became known as “The Red Book.” He noted down what had happened up until that point (deemed “Ancient History”) and then recorded anything that he felt was worth recording as single line journal entries until the end of 1988.
Selected curated entries courtesy of The Jim Henson Company Archives.