I went to the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco has the the coolest exhibit going on. It is about the great puppeteer Jim Henson. Henson is famous for the creating the Muppets but he was so much more than that.
First some of his early work:
|A cartoon he created in high school.|
|An add for Sam and Friends which ran in Washington D.C. from 1955-1961 and was the forerunner to the Muppets|
And some of his ad work:
|Billy and Sue puppets (1962)|
|Beautiful Day Puppet (1966)|
|Design for Rowlf the Dog who became famous on the Muppet Show but debuted on the Jimmy Dean Show in 1963|
And his Sesame Street Work:
|Design sketches for Bert and Erine|
And the Muppet Show:
|Ms. Piggy Concept Sketches|
And other work he did:
|Aughra- Dark Crystal|
|Costumes from Labyrinth|
Jim Henson was a genius and made the world a better place and I was in the first generation of Sesame Street babies. I am so proud of that.
|Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson puppets|
Jim Henson's alter ego:
Oh wow!! I hope that comes to NY!ReplyDelete
This is so cool! Those Labyrinth costumes!!!! I would love to see those!ReplyDelete
So awesome to see his characters up close. My kids loved those characters.ReplyDelete
Thanks for reviving my childhood in the UK, Patrick. The Muppet show was a personal favourite and I loved Ms Piggy and the way she flipped her hair back.ReplyDelete
Good post such memories and made me smile :-)ReplyDelete
Have a muppetstastic week Patrick 👍
What a special exhibition. All the puppets are so nice and funny.ReplyDelete
It's interesting also to see the basic design.
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Oh wow, I have to check out that exhibit (I'm a CJM member but haven't had a chance to drop in yet for this one.)ReplyDelete
Hope you have a great week!
I saw a few of your photos on social media, but seeing the entire post was even better. I learned a lot too! Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic exhibition!ReplyDelete
How fun and he was a genius. I would have loved to visit this exhibition.ReplyDelete
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Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, Patrick. ☺
I saw a comment here about someone wanting the exhibit to come to NY. It is already there at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. We went a couple of years ago and loved it! It was supposed to be a temporary exhibit but made it was made a permanent feature. If you like, you can read about it here -https://www.lifeof2snowbirds.com/2018/06/museum-of-moving-image-jim-henson.htmReplyDelete
Oh, how fun and interesting!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Unlimited Link Party 78. Pinned.ReplyDelete
Love it, Kermit the Frog the best!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful exhibition. Thank you for sharing this with us at #weekendcoffeeshare.ReplyDelete
I nearly went to this, but wasn't sure what to expect. I so wish it goes on tour and comes to the UK.ReplyDelete
Jim Henson left behind so many gifts for all of us!ReplyDelete
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So fascinating...one of my HS classmates was his neiceReplyDelete