The Resource Jim Henson : the biography, Brian Jay Jones

Jim Henson : the biography, Brian Jay Jones

Label
Jim Henson : the biography
Title
Jim Henson
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Brian Jay Jones
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive biography of the life and accomplishments of the famous puppeteer and creator of the Muppets. 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 he created: 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 Washington D.C., New York, and London; to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three
Summary
Fans of the Muppets -- or TV history at large -- won't want to miss this compelling and informative behind-the-scenes story of "Muppets" inventor, Jim Henson. Henson began work in television in 1955. Joining forces with artist Jane Nebel, whom he later married, Henson enthusiastically developed the signature puppeteering style that landed him on Sesame Street -- and brought the now-famous Muppet Kermit the Frog and many others to the world. Biographer Brian Jay Jones offers the first complete biography of Henson, detailing his personal life, the nature of his creative genius, his collaborations with Frank Oz and other industry stars. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2013.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10221029
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Brian Jay
Dewey number
791.430233092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Henson, Jim
  • Puppeteers
  • Television producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Label
Jim Henson : the biography, Brian Jay Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [497]-557) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 585 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753555149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18043525
  • 18043525
Label
Jim Henson : the biography, Brian Jay Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [497]-557) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 585 p., [16] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780753555149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 18043525
  • 18043525

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