Did the pool look familiar?
Well, what if I told you that not only was that pool the site of many pool parties for the Henson family and friends, but that it even graced the cover of a national magazine!
8/24/1975 – ‘Pool party.’In 1976, the Henson's had one such pool party and many of the cast, crew, and family members of the Henson workshop were there.
On July 8, 1975, construction started on a pool at the Henson home in Bedford, NY. Jim and his wife Jane enjoyed entertaining, so they were eager to invite their friends and colleagues over for a day of swimming and sunning as soon as the pool was ready. It was the kind of casual get-together that helped create comfortable connections and inspired laughter and silliness. The Hensons hosted their friends at their Bedford pool in the ensuing years, and when they spent the summer of 1978 in a house on Mulholland Drive in Los Angeles during The Muppet Movie shoot, they invited the cast and crew over to enjoy the pool there.
|Puppet builder Rollie Krewson is in front on the right|
|(l. to r.)Caroll Spinney, Jim Henson, Rollie Krewson, Heather Henson, Christine Nelson, Jerry Nelson, Bonnie Erickson|
That's one famous pool!
Thanks to the listing, we now have a view of the amazing residence it is part of!