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The Museum of the Moving Image was a museum of cinematic history in operation from 1988 to 1999, located in London, England. It was not affiliated with the American Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

It was opened on September 15, 1988 with a ceremony presided over by Prince Charles, which was broadcast on the BBC.[1] One of its inaugural exhibits was The World of Jim Henson: Muppets Monsters & Magic, attended by Jim Henson[2] and Oscar the Grouch.

In his memoir The Wisdom of Big Bird, puppeteer Caroll Spinney recalled that Oscar's skit with Prince Charles was scripted, but that the "future king" ad-libbed his own joke at the end. "It was little enough that I regretfully can't remember it, though I will never forget working with a real prince."[1]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Wisdom of Big Bird, page 72
  2. Jim Henson's Red Book 9/15/1988 – ‘Art of the Muppets opens at the Museum of The Moving Image in London.’
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