And baby makes seven! As Jim finished the post-production work on his Christmas special, The Great Santa Claus Switch, his wife Jane finished production on their fifth child, giving birth to Heather. Resting comfortably, Jane and the one-day-old baby watched the show the following evening. A very productive week!
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.