In preparation for the second season of taping for Fraggle Rock which would begin September 21, 1983, Jim headed up to Toronto that July to meet with the production team. During a summer that included shooting The Muppets Take Manhattan (helmed by Frank Oz), beginning the Jim Henson Presents The World of Puppetry series, and developing his inter-galactic Starboppers project, Jim piled up the frequent flyer miles. This was a typical travel schedule for Jim – heading to cities around the country in the 1960s and then expanding around the globe as he began to work internationally in the 1970s.
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.