Jim Henson: The Biography
Innovator. Genius. Legend.
Jim Henson was a talent like no other. The iconic characters he created Ė Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird Ė made Jim Henson a household name. But they were just a part of his remarkable story.
Now, in this extraordinary biography, written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family, Jimís life is given full rein: his vibrant imagination, winning sense of humour, and infectious enthusiasm. For the very first time, the Henson archive has been opened to an independent biographer, giving Brian Jay Jones unprecedented access to private papers. Drawing on this treasure trove of material, as well as exclusive interviews with Hensonís family, friends and closest collaborators, this is quite simply the most comprehensive book ever written about a man who is a hero to millions.
Read all about the evolution of the Muppets, Hensonís contributions to Sesame Street and his lengthy campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television, as well as Hensonís non-Muppets projects Ė the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth, and fascinating misfires like Hensonís dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub.
Jim may be gone, but he and his legacy are not forgotten. In Jim Henson, we have the ultimate celebration and examination of an unforgettable, irreplaceable, incomparable man.
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Review: Jim Henson: The BiographyUser Review - Erin - Goodreads
I found the story of Jim Henson's life to be quite interesting and really enjoyed reminding myself of all the amazing things he created over the years. The writing was well done and the research seems to have been extensive. I highly recommend this one. Read full review
Review: Jim Henson: The BiographyUser Review - Callie Rose Tyler - Goodreads
3 1/2 stars Despite my absolute admiration for anything attached to the Henson name I found that my feelings about this biography were mixed. Let me begin by saying that I am a huge fan of everything ... Read full review