The unique puppetry used in The Muppet Musicians of Bremen – alternating marionettes with hand puppets and creating larger characters with mask-like headpieces for the puppeteers – made the program of special importance to Jim. It must have been gratifying to have his work acknowledged with an article in what was then one of the most visible entertainment publications, TV Guide. Learn more details about Jim’s process for this distinctive program here and here.
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.