In July 1985, Lisa Henson took a short vacation from her job at Warner Bros. to join her father in London. With the shoot for Labyrinth in full swing, the Henson children were eager to see it take shape and visit the set (and meet David Bowie!). Over the course of the summer, all five were there; Heather, John and Lisa visited and Cheryl and Brian performed in the film. During Lisa’s stay, Jim was shooting the scene in the glade and those on the street and at Sarah’s house. Lisa’s visit culminated with a weekend spent riding a hot air balloon over the French countryside with Jim and nine others.
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.