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Jim Henson - The Biography

Brian Jay Jones

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters born of his fertile imagination: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were just part of his remarkable story. This extraordinary biography—written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family—covers the full arc of Henson's all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, 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, Brian Jay Jones 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. Jones 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. An uncommonly intimate portrait, Jim Henson captures all the facets of this American original: the master craftsman who revolutionized the presentation of puppets on television, the savvy businessman whose dealmaking prowess won him a reputation as "the new Walt Disney," and the creative team leader whose collaborative ethos earned him the undying loyalty of everyone who worked for him. Here also is insight into Henson's intensely private personal life: his Christian Science upbringing, his love of fast cars and expensive a

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kirby Heyborne

Length:

21h 19m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:23


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:14


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:46


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:24


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:29


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:29


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:08


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:10


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:03


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:33


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:36


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:45


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:31


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:01


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:20


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:39


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:46


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:49


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:33


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:54


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:16


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:43


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:40


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:09


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:12


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:36


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:18


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:55


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:06


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:57


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

09:35


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:06


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:52


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:27


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:06


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:40


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:14


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:12


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:43


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:43


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:48


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:16


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:19


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:24


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

09:41


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:55


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:34


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:43


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:25


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:57


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:02


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:28


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:38


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:51


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:35


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:54


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:08


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

09:17


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:41


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:31


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:10


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:53


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:30


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:55


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:20


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:59


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:20


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:11


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:55


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:47


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:07


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:36


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:55


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:19


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

05:15


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:55


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:43


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:23


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:11


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

07:38


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:45


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

05:51


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:08


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:55


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:13


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:44


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:11


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:53


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:59


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:43


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

07:16


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:51


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:17


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

08:08


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:02


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

06:08


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:07


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:55


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:17


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

09:04


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:41


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:00


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:59


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

05:48


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:22


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:27


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

05:22


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:18


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:30


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

08:16


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:15


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:21


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:24


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:56


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

07:20


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:32


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:58


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:25


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:09


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:29


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

06:00


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:37


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

05:20


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:50


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:06


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:18


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

08:18


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

09:06


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

07:25


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

07:44


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

01:31