The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in New York City will hold a screening and discussion at 1PM ET on Saturday, September 24th to launch the new book Sam and Friends: The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show by Craig Shemin. The screening will include footage from Sam and Friends, a puppet show created by Jim Henson in 1955 for WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., as well as commercials Henson made for Wilkins Coffee.
Here’s a full description of the event:
To commemorate Jim Henson’s birthday, join us for the launch of the new book Sam and Friends: The Story of Jim Henson’s First Television Show, written by Craig Shemin, our Jim Henson’s World screening series curator and President of The Jim Henson Legacy. Craig will present a special compilation of Jim and Jane Henson’s early Washington, D.C. work, including surviving footage from the early Henson series Sam and Friends, as well as new crisp high-definition transfers of Henson’s Wilkins Coffee commercials. Following the screening, Craig will discuss the book with MoMI’s Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs, Barbara Miller, and present a newly uncovered Sam and Friends episode, not seen by the public for more than 60 years. All who attend will receive a free gift! Approx. 80 minutes.
Book signing will follow immediately. Books will be available for sale in the Museum Shop and screening attendees will receive a discount on book purchase.
You can order tickets for the event online.