Jim’s choice of David Bowie as Jareth the Goblin King in Labyrinth reflected Bowie’s multi-talents in the areas of both music and acting. His unique look inspired Brian Froud and the film’s costume designers to create distinctive outfits for him. One of his costumes will be on exhibit starting on April 27th at the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle as part of their Fantasy: World of Myth and Magic exhibit. See their website for more information.
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.