Older Version of Yorick's Neck Sleeve

Older Version of Yorick's Neck Sleeve

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Description (Brief)
This fabric was previously used with the original Yorick puppet as a neck sleeve. Yorick is a purple skull hand puppet with a head made from papier-mâché. Yorick eats anything and everything and has a tube in his mouth that allowed him to swallow objects. This appetite made him a precursor to other hungry monsters created by Jim Henson such as Cookie Monster. Yorick appeared regularly on Henson’s show < i>Sam and Friends. Sam and Friends was a five-minute show that aired on the local NBC affiliate station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV. It featured a cast of hand puppets created by Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel that often lip-synched to popular songs or comedy records. It aired from 1955 to 1961.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sleeve
Associated Name
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 12 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 31.75 cm
ID Number
2010.0144.09.01
accession number
2010.0144
catalog number
2010.0144.09.01
Credit Line
Gift from the Family of Jim Henson
subject
Puppetry
Television
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Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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