Jim Henson: The Biography Hardcover – September 24, 2013

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Why hasn't there been a good Jim Henson documentary? [R]

3 years, 10 months agoContinuumGuy posted submission on movies.
Aug. 3, 2015

I was watching the I am Big Bird documentary, which I absolutely loved, and his segments interested me so much. His life was so interesting I think one would be good.

3 years, 10 months agoContinuumGuy posted on movies.
Aug. 3, 2015

Jim Henson: The Biography. It was done with aid from the Henson family and a lot of his friends, students and puppeteers, but it isn't a puff piece and makes it clear he had plenty of faults.

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4 years, 10 months agoBosterm posted submission on movies.
July 24, 2014
4 years, 10 months agoBosterm posted on movies.
July 24, 2014

In fact, you could pretty much say the Muppets started out on commercials. Before Sesame Street, the Jim Henson either had his Muppets on variety shows like the Tonight Show or created one-off Muppets for specific commercials. Some of these commercial Muppets gained prominence later, such as one Muppet who really liked potato chips on Sesame Street changed to an obsession for cookies, thus Cookie Monster was born.

So, in reality, the Muppets now appearing on commercials could be seen as returning to their roots.

Source: Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

TIL Sesame Street on DVD comes with disclaimer "these early Sesame Street episodes are intended for grownups and may not suit the needs of today's preschool child" [R]

5 years agodynamically_drunk posted submission on todayilearned.
May 27, 2014
5 years agodynamically_drunk posted on todayilearned.
May 28, 2014

From a quick search I would assume it's Jim Henson: The Biography. Most recent, seemingly well acclaimed, and not as childish looking as the rest.

A little giveaway to brighten someone's day! [R]

5 years, 1 month agoGiabia posted submission on RandomActsofMakeup.
April 25, 2014

Hi friends! I feel like I've been around long enough now to host a giveaway, hopefully someone will enjoy these little treats. :) Here is a pic of the goods. http://imgur.com/iDMlLYg A flowery Clinique bag, Betsey Johnson Too Too lotion and shower gel, L'Oreal Infallible eyeshadow in Perpetual Purple and Iced Latte, and Ulta eyeshadow quads in Chic and Dramatic. None of this has ever been used or even swatched. I got most of it as gifts and would like to cheer someone else up!

This giveaway is only open to US (sorry international folks, I'm broke) and you must be willing to give me your address. The giveaway closes on Mayday (May 1).

The raffle word is VIOLET! (Violets are my favorite flower)

5 years, 1 month agoGiabia posted on RandomActsofMakeup.
April 30, 2014

Boo. Here too. How about going to a library and reading a biography of a really cool person? I just read the new Jim Henson bio. http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Henson-Brian-Jay-Jones/dp/0345526112

Jim Henson playing with the 'Bert' puppet, 1971 [600x550] [R]

5 years, 8 months agoarthur_hairstyle posted submission on HistoryPorn.
Oct. 4, 2013
5 years, 8 months agoarthur_hairstyle posted on HistoryPorn.
Oct. 4, 2013

You should check out his new biography by Brian Jay Jones!

What a lovely thing to receive on Jim Henson's birthday... [R]

5 years, 8 months agousethe4th posted submission on Muppets.
Sept. 24, 2013
5 years, 8 months agousethe4th posted on Muppets.
Sept. 24, 2013

It was released today...you can find it here: