Jim was financially successful very early on, but money was not his primary goal and he generally plowed his profits back into his work. He liked sports cars, however, and allowed himself that small extravagance. It was relaxing to drive, and Jim had a succession of small, speedy cars over the years. He had a Thunderbird in the 1950s, two Porsches in the 1960s, a Jaguar in 1973 and eventually a BMW and a Lotus. Learn about the various cars that Jim drove, including the station wagons for cross-country trips.
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.