Museum of the Moving Image to Screen Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends on September 24

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.

One Reply to “Museum of the Moving Image to Screen Jim Henson’s Sam and Friends on September 24”

  1. …. are you kidding??, nothing can compare with the priviledge of seeing and touring henson’s former home in greenwich connecticut!! i was prilidge to tour his grounds at a greenwich garden benefit years ago …… one a can even see uploaded pix of the social event.. on the facebook pages of the greenwich horticultural center at this time!… so good luck to you all.. and maybe pick up on some inspirations.. with a virtual visit,, hint the greenwich estate was the former estate of painter twachtman and a retro of his career opens at greenwich historical society next week,, see you there!

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