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Early Muppet characterization in Jim Henson's hand, as he conceived it. Characterization presents original Muppet character Brewster, here called simply, ''The Guru''. Henson handwrites: ''THE GURU / life sized - speaks with slight Indian accent - known to fall asleep while talking.'' Beneath, the puppeteer affixes two Polaroids of the bearded narcoleptic. The Guru made an appearance along with other early Muppets on 13 October 1974 in a guest spot on a Herb Alpert television special, which help launched The Muppets into animation superstardom. Single-page characterization measures 6.75'' x 10.5''. Framed inside a transparent acrylic case equipped for wall mounting to an overall size of 10.5'' x 14.5''. Toning to paper and fading to ink and photos, else near fine. With provenance from Bonham's.
Jim Henson Handwritten Character Description of Muppet Brewster ''The Guru'' -- With Polaroid Photos of The Prototype
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