The Unseen Photos of Street Gang

The Unseen Photos of Street Gang How We Got to Sesame Street

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Publisher's Synopsis

This official tie-in book to Marilyn Agrelo's (Mad Hot Ballroom) documentary Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street supplements the film's exploration of the origins and legacy of Sesame Street with exclusive interviews and unseen photographs from first two seasons of this globally beloved series. Author Trevor Crafts, who was given unprecedented access to archival footage and photography, presents 150 of photographer David Attie's behind-the-scenes images of Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Matt Robinson, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie, and dozens of other pioneering puppeteers, animators, actors, and Muppets. Crafts uses Attie's photos to expand upon the film's story of how show creator Joan Ganz Cooney, along with Sesame Workshop co-founder Lloyd Morrisett and director Jon Stone, took the values and goals of the civil rights movement and revolutionized children's television.

The Unseen Photos of Street Gang
is a tribute to the enduring achievements of a rebellious group of artists, educators, and freethinkers who believed that the values of equality, education, and inclusion should not just be championed but also made available to all-a dream that Sesame Street has carried forward for more than fifty years.

Contributors include: Sesame Street creator Joan Ganz Cooney, head writer Norman Stiles, lyricist and composer Christopher Cerf, cast members Roscoe Orman (Gordon), Sonia Manzano (Maria), Emilio Delgado (Luis), Bob McGrath (Bob), Caroll Spinney (Big Bird and Oscar), Brian Henson, and Sesame Street's first female puppeteer Fran Brill

About the Publisher

Abrams

Abrams

Abrams Books is dedicated to publishing visually stunning illustrated books on the subjects of art, architecture, photography, graphic design, interior and garden design, fashion, comic arts and graphic novels, sports, and general interest. Its long list of distinguished and popular titles includes The Art of Walt Disney, Earth From Above, Richard Avedon: Performance, Time: Andy Goldsworthy, African Ceremonies, Slim Aarons: Once Upon a Time, The Ultimate Picasso, Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century, Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents, Things I've Learned in My Life So Far, Vanity Fair: The Portraits, Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson, Kirby: King of Comics, William Wegman Polaroids, Tony Duquette, Louis Vuitton: The Birth of Modern Luxury, Landscape Design: A Cultural and Architectural History, Golf Magazine: Private Lesson's, and the best-selling 365 and Discoveries series.

Book information

ISBN: 9781419758409
Publisher: Abrams Books
Imprint: Abrams
Pub date:
DEWEY: 779.97914572092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 169
Weight: 890g
Height: 236mm
Width: 262mm
Spine width: 24mm