The 1975 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marked the second appearance of a Sesame Street float as part of this much beloved New York tradition. The Muppets from Sesame Street continue to join the spectacle each year on a float joined by the human cast and often in the form of giant balloons. Read about Jim’s enthusiastic participation in Macy’s annual parade 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.