As we’ve been remembering the talented Muppet builder, designer, and performer Caroly Wilcox over this past week, we’re simply amazed as to how much she really accomplished and what her huge footprint was in the Henson legacy.
It’s saddening that we didn’t take a chance to speak with her while she was around, but in the summer of 2019, Jeff Bragg (who, at the time, was President of the National Capital Puppetry Guild and editor/publisher of its Puppettimes newsletter) did have the good fortune of spending three hours with this puppetry legend, spotlighting her career for the guild’s newsletter.
We’re grateful that Jeff and the National Capital Puppetry Guild have allowed us to share their interview with Caroly here on ToughPigs. Read on to learn all about how she got started with the Muppets, what it’s like right-handing for Frank Oz, and what happens when you put Miss Piggy on a horse.
Many thanks to Mr. Bragg the good folks at the National Capital Puppetry Guild for sharing this terrific interview with us!
All photos courtesy of the Jim Henson Company, except for the cover shot, and page 14 and 16 credited to Jeff Bragg.
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by Joe Hennes – Joe@ToughPigs.com