Written by Deanne Durrett
Published 1994
Publisher Lucent Books
ISBN 1560060484

The Importance of Jim Henson is a 97-page biography of Jim Henson with over 70 black and white photos, and over 20 sidebar anecdotes.

Further Reading

The book offers several sources as works cited and suggested further reading.

  • Christopher Finch, Of Muppets and Men
  • Christopher Finch, The Making of the Dark Crystal
  • Henson Associates Staff, The Art of the Muppets
  • Stephanie St. Pierre, The Story of Jim Henson, Creator of the Muppets
  • Geraldine Woods, Jim Henson: From Puppets to Muppets
  • John Culhane, "The Unforgettable Jim Henson," Reader's Digest, November 1990
  • Carol A. Emmons, "Jim Henson and the People Behind the Muppet Mania," School Library Journal, September 1984
  • Don Freeman, "Muppets on His Hands," The Saturday Evening Post, November 1979
  • Stephen Harrigan, "It's Not Easy Being Blue," Life, July 1990
  • Susan Schindehette and J.D. Podolsky, "Legacy of a Gentle Genius," People, June 18, 1990
  • "Don Sahlin: A Retrospective," Puppeteers of America, May/June 1978
  • "Miss Piggy Went to Market and $150 Million Came Home," American Filmmaker, November 1989
  • Les Brown, "'The Muppet Show'—Veddy Much at Home Abroad, Thank You," The New York Times, January 8, 1978
  • Timothy Carlson, "After 35 Years, Henson's Muppet Magic Lives On," TV Guide, November 17, 1990
  • John Culhane, "The Muppets in Movieland," The New York Times Magazine, June 10, 1979
  • David Gritten, "The Next Muppetmeister?" Los Angeles Times, August 19, 1990
  • Jay D. Hair, "Farewell to a True Friend," National Wildlife, August/September 1990
  • Lynne Heffley, "The Muppets Will Carry On," Los Angeles Times, June 2, 1990
  • Robert Higgens, "The Muppet Family and How It Grew," TV Guide, May 16, 1970
  • John Skow, "The Man Behind the Frog," Time, December 25, 1978
  • John Skow, "Those Marvelous Muppets," Time, December 25, 1978
  • Don Kowet, "Behind Every Great Muppet," TV Guide, August 6, 1977
  • Krsitin McMurran, "Muppet Master Jim Henson Has Another Brainchild—A Piggyless Project Starring Fraggles and Gorgs," People, January 17, 1983
  • Hank Nuwer, "Muppets on the Move," Saturday Evening Post, December 1980
  • Bill Prady, "Jim Henson Tribute," Rolling Stone, June 28, 1990
  • Tom Shales, "Ta-Dahhh! It's Jim Henson, Creator of Kermit the Frog, King of the Muppets," Washington Post, January 25, 1977

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