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Early Muppet characterization in Jim Henson's hand of Miss Piggy for her television debut. Created for his 1974 pitch to ATV Studios in London, Henson here presents ''Piggy Lee'', who would become the iconic Miss Piggy. Henson handwrites: ''THE PIGS / Life size - Piggy Lee and Hamilton Pigg. She is delicate and lovely - He is cigar smoking - epitome of grossness.'' Beneath, the puppeteer affixes two Polaroids of the anthropomorphic swine couple clad in evening attire. This Piggy predecessor appeared alongside other early Muppets on 13 October 1974 in a guest spot on a Herb Alpert television special. The bit was so successful that the Muppets soon got their own television show. 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, fading to ink and photos and partial separation to lower left corner of top photo, else near fine. With provenance from Bonham's.
Jim Henson Handwritten Character Description of the Premiere Version of Miss Piggy From Her 1974 Television Debut -- With Polaroid Photos
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