Fraggle Rock Dave Goelz Hand Written Letter Dated 2012 Todd Mueller COA

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Fraggle Rock Dave Goelz Hand Written Letter Dated 2012 Todd Mueller COA

Fraggle Rock Dave Goelz Hand Written Letter Dated 2012 Todd Mueller COA
“Fraggle Rock” Dave Goelz Hand Written Letter Dated 2012. This item is certified authentic by. And comes with their Certificate of Authenticity. (born July 16, 1946) is an American. And puppet builder, known for his work with. As part of the Muppets’ performing cast, Goelz performs. Goelz’s puppeteering roles also included in. Outside of puppeteering work, he was also the voice of. Journey into Imagination with Figment. Goelz had an interest in puppetry as a child, including an affinity for the children’s television show. But after high school, he attended the Los Angeles. Art Center College of Design. And began work as an. The mechanically-minded Goelz worked for such companies as. Premiered, he was fascinated by the craftsmanship, as he recalled in an interview: I had been a Muppet fan for many years, but now I started getting fascinated with the design process that went into what I was seeing on the screen. Who were these people who created the puppets, costumes and performances that were so evocative? I got very curious. While working full-time for an electronics firm, Goelz began dabbling with puppet building. At a puppetry festival in 1972, and during a vacation in. A few months later, Goelz showed his design portfolio to. And in 1973, he was offered a job with. As a part-time puppet builder. His first assignment was to build puppets and design effects for a proposed Broadway show. However, the show was soon abandoned in favor of an. The Muppets Valentine Show. For which Goelz built characters and got his first chance at performing, playing Brewster, whom he also designed. Upon Goelz’s return to California, he learned that he had been replaced by his electronics employer, so he set up shop creating puppets and videos for industrial videos. Eight months later, in the fall of 1974, Henson offered him a full-time position as a builder/designer, and occasional performer in specials, while still allowing him to keep his industrial clients. Returning to New York, Goelz began work on. The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence. For which he built the new host character, Nigel. Working from sketches by Jim Henson. The latter becoming his first major character. In 1976, Goelz joined the rest of the Henson team and flew to. To begin work on. In addition to reprising his role of Zoot and playing background roles, as in the earlier specials, Goelz was promoted to “Principal Muppet Performer” with the starring role of. The puppet had debuted in. The Great Santa Claus Switch. And had made brief appearances in. Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. The sad-eyed creation was now given a permanent name and puppeteer. However, in addition to playing Gonzo, Goelz was still employed in the Muppet Workshop. Goelz recalled the hectic schedule of working full-time behind the scenes and in front of the cameras in a 2004. Interview: So my typical day involved running back and forth between making puppets and performing. And I of course didn’t know anything about performing. I guess I had an aptitude for it, but it was something I hadn’t had any training for. So I was learning on the job, and I found the whole thing very stressful. At the end of the first season, I said,’Jim, look, is there any chance I could come back next year and just be a performer, and not work in the workshop? And he said’yes’. So I sort of blended into the performing world that year. Gonzo, that first season, like many of the new. Creations, was a work in progress, and especially for Goelz, playing his first starring character and major speaking role. When he was assigned the character, he panicked: I have no voice! He thought of the voice the morning before the first taping performance. As recalled later, Goelz thought that he had the worst voice out of all the Muppet performers, and was scared the first time he had to sing. The early Gonzo, with a permanently sad expression, inspired a similarly depressed portrayal from the novice puppeteer: The downcast eyes made him easy to play because that was exactly how I felt. I was an impostor in show business. I was learning how to perform and to puppeteer on the job. In that first season, Gonzo was a misfit and out of place, according to Goelz, which was how he saw himself as a performer. When I came to. I found myself suddenly with a different and enormous star every week, and I had absolutely no credentials. I felt so out of place. So that came into the character, and for the first season, he was very self-effacing and he felt like a misfit. Looking at the character in retrospect at MuppetFest, he recalled that over the years, he sort of evolved along with me… In the first season, Gonzo is always self-effacing and embarrassed. But he knows he has something special. Adding to Goelz’s insecurity was the jaded veteran crew members of ATV Studios, who had worked with the likes of. And were thus hard to impress. Finally, towards the end of the first season, Gonzo had a scene where he had to shout, in amazement, No! ” Jim Henson told him to go bigger, so Goelz obliged with an overemphatic “NO! This earned his first laugh from the crewmembers. I got another laugh the second season. It was unstoppable now! And I thought, I could make a character of this. Then when I got that first laugh… I felt limited because he couldn’t look excited. His droopy eyelids always made him look pathetic. So after that first season, I asked Jim if I could build a Gonzo with an eye mechanism. He said’sure’, so I went back to. Now he could convey his excitement and enthusiasm for his silly acts, and it was much more entertaining. Along with this I was becoming more comfortable with performing. So it started to work better. I think he grew because I was growing, and I was capable of doing more. As Goelz increased in confidence, and Gonzo transitioned from a nervous depressed failure to a manic, confident stuntman, other facets of the character fell into place. The second season introduces his romantic fascination with. As the performer reminisced in. Of Muppets and Men. There was a moment during the. When I had Gonzo ad-lib a line that was, I think, important for my understanding of his character. He’d been auditioning chickens for the show — dancing chickens — and they were all terrible. At the end of the scene I had him turn to the camera and say,’Nice legs, though. Something jelled right there. It told me something about him. 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Fraggle Rock Dave Goelz Hand Written Letter Dated 2012 Todd Mueller COA