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Brian Jay Jones


Brian Jay Jones

Brian Jay Jones is an award-winning biographer and vice president of Biographers International Organization. Jones is a devoted member of the Jim Henson generation, having been two years old when "Sesame Street" premiered in 1969 and nine when "The Muppet Show" debuted in 1976. A former policy analyst and advisor in the U.S. Senate, Jones abandoned politics for the pen in 2008, with the publication of his award-winning biography, WASHINGTON IRVING. He lives with his wife and daughter in Damascus, Maryland. His favorite Muppet is Rowlf (thanks for asking).

Brian Jay Jones

Books by Brian Jay Jones

by Brian Jay Jones - Biography, Entertainment, Nonfiction

The definitive biography of one of the most influential filmmakers ever--George Lucas. Star Wars reinvented the cinematic landscape, ushering in a new way for movies to be made, marketed, and merchandised. And if that wasn't game-changing enough, Lucas went on to create another blockbuster series with Indiana Jones, and completely revolutionized the world of special effects, not to mention sound systems. His work and legacy, have led to a rash of innovation and democratization in film and television. Simply put, George Lucas is one of the most influential filmmakers of the past fifty years.

by Brian Jay Jones - Biography, Nonfiction

Brian Jay Jones draws on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Jim Henson's family, friends and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives, to pen this comprehensive biography of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in America, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age 53.