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

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 254 x 229mm
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419758403
  • 9781419758409

About Trevor Crafts

Trevor Crafts is an award-winning producer whose works include Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Lantern City, based on his own BOOM! Studios comic-book series. He is the CEO of Macrocosm Entertainment and lives in Los Angeles, California. David Attie was a fine art and commercial photographer whose work appeared in Time, Harper's Bazaar, Playboy, and Newsweek during the course of his more than 30-year career. His relationship to Sesame Street dates back to 1970, when he photographed the second season of the show on assignment for Amerika, a Russian-language magazine published by the US and distributed in the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Michael Davis was a senior editor and family television columnist for TV Guide from 1998 to 2007. A Neiman Fellow, he has also worked for the Baltimore Sun and Chicago Sun-Times. He is the author of Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street (Penguin, 2008).
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