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What better way to celebrate the child within all of us than at the extraordinary The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, on view until September 2 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Brentwood. The exhibition features “more than 100 objects and twenty-five historic puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, Ernie and Bert, Grover, and other popular favorites” celebrating the peerless Jim Henson and his world-class team of creators with whom he “created an unparalleled body of work that continues to delight and inspire people of all ages to create a kinder and gentler world.” The traveling exhibition was made possible by the George Lucas Family Foundation and Cheryl Henson. For the Star Wars obsessive, think of it as witnessing the birth of Yoda (we kid—any would be Comic-Conventioneer knows how important Henson and his generation-spanning creations are).
What happens to all those amazing costumes, sets and props when your favorite, most binge-worthy TV show gets canceled? There’s a good chance they’ll end up on the rack at one of Hollywood’s wardrobe liquidation outlets, where those in the know shop for steep discounts on once-worn items that quite possibly may have touched the skin of your ultimate film or TV crush. Imagine the brownie points when you’re watching New Girl re-runs with your roomies, and the very sweater you’re wearing pops up on screen? This too, can be you.