Jim celebrated the start of the Labyrinth film shoot with a pre-party at his Hempstead home on April 13th. The wrap party five and a half months later was a bigger affair, held on the sound stage at Elstree Studios outside London, and included about 1000 people. Clearly, the group included, beyond the cast and crew, spouses, friends, and various other people from the studio. The actual final day of shooting was September 6th, and to mark that, Jim hosted a smaller party back at his house in Hempstead that evening.
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.