George Lucas giving David Bowie the stink eye as Jim Henson gazes into the middle distance.
I can only guess at what Bowie’s doing - perhaps his best deaf old granny impression?
I have a serious case of merchandise envy re: this press book. That shot of Jareth longing on the throne with a big grin on his face is gold. It also begs the question - exactly how many publicity shots are there?
Actually, I already know the answer - butt-loads.
This is a good year for anyone interested in seeing props and costumes from Labyrinth - the EMP Museum in Seattle will be exhibiting some of David Bowie’s original costumes (his boots are pictured above right) and the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta will be displaying some of the Labyrinth-themed toys found in Sarah’s beroom.
Also, the Victoria & Albert museum in London is showcasing some props from Labyrinth as part of their David Bowie Is exhibition - including one of Jareth’s crystal balls.
Here’s Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie looking very comfortable on the Labyrinth set - this photo has been very rare before now, but has just been posted by Jim’s Red Book in good quality.
Fantastic gifs from Inside the Labyrinth - you can’t beat Bowie being all paternal with a little baby.
Jim on the ballroom set with two masked dancers; one is his daughter Cheryl. Photo by Nancy Moran.
David Bowie as Jareth in Labyrinth.
As I have had quite a large influx of followers recently, I thought I’d bring the fact I run the Labyrinth Wiki to your attention. I am trying to make the wiki the most thorough compendium of knowledge about the film and its associated merchandise on the internet, but it’s a big task and I would appreciate any help any of you could offer.
I am looking for people to add to articles that are currently lacking information (such as the pages for Hoggle, the goblins and The Wiseman), and check and potentially re-word material elsewhere on the site. If you are interested in contributing, I have written a style guide you should find useful.
Even if you’re not interested in contributing, I encourage that you pay the site a visit - it’s full of information and rare images, and should be great fun to explore!
A marvelous video of Ludo meeting Prince Charles and Princess Diana at the Royal Command Premiere of Labyrinth. This is an incredible video - I’ve seen photos from the premiere before, but never footage!