When Jim was writing proposals for holiday specials (i.e. The Muppet Halloween Show, The Muppet Income Tax Show, etc.) between 1969 and 1972, he suggested doing a Valentine Show with Goldie Hawn, no doubt a result of the fun they had together on her “Pure Goldie” special in 1971. In the end, when Jim was finally able to sell a Valentine special a couple years later, his human star was Mia Farrow.
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.