Labyrinth opened in the US on June 27th, 1986. It would be almost six months before the film appeared in theaters across the Atlantic. After some production work and development on IN-TV, the precursor to what would become The Jim Henson Hour, Jim headed to Germany in late November to promote the release of Labyrinth. As was often the case, Jim traveled with one of his five children, in this case the youngest, the almost-sixteen-year-old Heather. After press appearances there, they headed to London for the royal premiere. By the week before Christmas, they were back at home, and the family headed up to Stratton Mountain in Vermont for a few days of skiing.
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.