12/27-28/1972 – ‘Go to LA meet with Larry.’

After success with a live stage show in Las Vegas in 1971, Jim eagerly pursued the possibility of a Broadway show featuring his creations. An obvious potential collaborator was writer Larry Gelbart whom he met first in October of 1972. While the show they discussed never happened, they continued their friendship and pursued other projects together. Learn more about Jim’s connection with Larry Gelbart.

Jim’s concept for the closing number of his Broadway show, early 1970s.

Broadway show concept illustrated by Jim for a pitch, early 1970s.

Read more from Jim Henson’s Red Book in Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal available from Chronicle Books.

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