Jim always made a point of noting in his journal when his programs aired and especially when they ran a second time. That audiences (and networks) had enjoyed his work enough to ask for it a second time gratified Jim and confirmed his instincts about what viewers wanted. His Frog Prince special, aired as one of the “Tales from Muppetland” shows, held a special place in Jim’s heart given the prominent role played by Kermit and his species. Learn more about The Frog Prince.
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.