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Jim Henson: Muppet Master based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This biography—written by Nathan Aaseng covers the full time line of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi; through the years of pursuing fame in Washington D.C., New York, and London; to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three. Drawing on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Henson's family, friends, and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives (including never-before-seen business documents, and Henson’s private letters). Nathan explores the creation of the Muppets, Henson’s contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, and his nearly ten-year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television. Aaseng provides the imaginative context for Henson’s non-Muppet projects, including the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth—as well as fascinating misfires like Henson’s dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub or staging an elaborate all-puppet Broadway show. -Jonae'