Jim recruited veteran comedy writer Jack Rose to work with Muppet Show head writer Jerry Juhl on the script for the Muppets’ second feature film, The Great Muppet Caper. Jerry was deep into the intense taping schedule of Season 5 of series, so Rose’s traveling to London was the only practical way for them to work together. Later, their efforts would be combined with those of writers Jay Tarses and Tom Patchett, with the two teams sharing credit for the final script. Of course, Jim also made contributions to the script, both during development and during production.
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.