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.
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.
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Jim Henson Portait Photo: Norman Seiff