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Jim Henson : the works : the art, the magic, the imagination

Author: Christopher Finch
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Jim Henson's life, from adolescent forays into cartooning to his early puppeteering for commercials, from his first glimpse of broadcast success to his triumph as progenitor of the most widely seen TV show in history.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Finch, Christopher.
Jim Henson.
New York : Random House, ©1993
(OCoLC)654624075
Named Person: Jim Henson; Jim Henson; Jim Henson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Finch
ISBN: 0679412034 9780679412038
OCLC Number: 27640535
Description: xv, 251 : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: In which Jim is born, goes to school, grows to manhood, gets married, begins a family, and builds his first Muppets. --
In which we discover another side of Jim and examine his experimental films and other projects, as well as follow his career as it continues. --
Sesame Street and how it came to B. --
Interesting developments ensue, and Jim embarks on a journey to the city of London, from whence he and a group of talented collaborators create The Muppet show. --
Containing the transition of the Muppets to the big screen and observations about their appearance in three Muppet movies. --
A description of Jim's company and a discussion of how it grew. --
The fantasy realms of The dark crystal and Labyrinth, including much information about how the special effects were accomplished. --
An examination of the entertainment Jim created primarily for children, including such popular fare as Fraggle rock and Jim Henson's Muppet babies. --
The Jim Henson hour, Jim Henson's the storyteller, Jen Henson presentsMuppet*Vision 3D and other later works. --
An exploration of the legacy of Jim Henson.
Responsibility: text by Christopher Finch.
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Jim Henson's life, from adolescent forays into cartooning to his early puppeteering for commercials, from his first glimpse of broadcast success to his triumph as progenitor of the most widely seen TV show in history.

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