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Dr.  Seuss
Theodor Seuss Geisel [1904-1991]


U.S.A. 37-cent Theodore Seuss geisel commemorative stamp March 2004           short profile

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'Dr. Seuss' was the author and illustrator of books beloved by children and adults around the world.
His cartoon artistry was further enhanced with a gift for rhythmic prose – a pattern based on
the beat of the ship's engine during a 1936 vacation in Europe.

        Theodor Seuss Geisel was born 2 March 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts; his grandparents were from Germany and his parents spoke German at home. Ted was always 'doodling', and at Dartmouth College he decided to become editor of the Jack-O-Lantern humor magazine, which he did in 1924. After graduation in 1925, he studied literature for a year at Oxford Univeristy in England, where he met Helen Palmer. A job as writer and artist at Judge magazine back in the U.S. made it possible to marry Helen in 1927. He wrote humorous articles & drew cartoons for American magazines, and attracted the attention of an insecticide called Flit!, securing a job drawing funny ads that lasted 17 years and brought his works into every home in America.
        His first published book – after the manuscript was rejected by 27 publishers – was "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" (1938), a modest success, selling 10,000 copies at a dollar apiece. "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" followed the same year.

        During World War II, he headed the animation department of the USAAF First Motion Picture Unit {aka F.M.P.U.} at Hal Roach Studios in Culver City, California, and was assigned later to projects in Europe. After the war, he and fellow F.M.P.U. alumnus Bill Scott created the Oscar-winning cartoon short, "Gerald McBoing-Boing". Successes in publishing and in Hollywood enabled Ted & Helen to move to La Jolla, California (near San Diego) in 1948.

        A Life Magazine article on children's illiteracy prompted Ted's publisher to challenge him to produce a children's book using only 400 important words; Ted cut the list to 250, then wrote "The Cat In The Hat" using only 220 of the listed words – the 1957 book was an instant hit, and revolutionized children's book publishing. Success followed success. In 1960, Random House publisher Bennett Cerf bet Ted that he could not write a book using a list of only 50 words; the result was "Green Eggs and Ham", another resounding hit.
        Dr. Seuss became a household name, with audio tapes and cartoon tv specials, and more recently, live action feature films (see below). He was given a Pulitzer Special Award in 1984 for 'his contribution to the education and enjoyment of America's children and their parents'.

        Helen Palmer Geisel died in 1967; Ted married Audrey Stone Dimond in 1968; Ted died of cancer 24 September 1991 in La Jolla, California. In all, Ted Geisel wrote 44 children's books, many stories, and several books for adults. Audrey Geisel currently manages the Dr. Seuss intellectual properties legacy as president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises LP.

        An 'Art of Dr. Seuss' Project was begun in 1997 to produce & sell limited edition prints & statuary, thru the Chase Gallery in Chicago. Random House has extended the Seuss catalog, publishing further editions of existing works as well as newly-written books, especially by Tish Rabe & Bonnie Worth.
        These books are often illustrated by American cartoonist Aristides Ruiz, who is described in several places as 'illustrator & chosen heir of the Dr. Seuss estate'. {He lives in Australia; no personal website found.}
        The year 2004 was celebrated as a 'Seussentenial: A Century of Imagination' (the 100th anniversary of Geisel's birth), with a new postage stamp, theatrical tours & children's workshops, museum & gallery exhibits, and unveilings of sculptures and a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Memorial activity continued with new books, exhibitions of Ted's 'secret' art works, and other events.

'Seussville' official website at Random House
Dr. Seuss entry at Wikipedia
browse the Dr. Seuss Shop at Amazon
Dr. Seuss credits [since 1931] at Internet Movie Database

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004  won shared Emmy Award "Halloween Is Grinch Night" [1977]  won shared Emmy Award for "The Grinch Grinches The Cat In The Hat" [1982]       Ted Geisel won shared Emmy Awards for
"Halloween Is Grinch Night" [1977]
and "The Grinch Grinches The Cat In The Hat" [1982]
and has a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


Live  Action  Movies
browse Dr. Seuss DVDs at Amazon
Dr. Seuss credits [since 1931] at Internet Movie Database

"The  5,000  Fingers  of  Dr.  T"
live action fantasy musical [Columbia Pictures July 1953]
Dr. Seuss's 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T  A young boy who hates practicing the piano falls asleep and dreams that his piano teacher has enslaved 500 boys to play a gigantic piano. The boy convinces a plumber to help him, and they construct an 'atomic noise-sucker' which explodes and wakes him from the dream. Produced by Stanley Kramer; directed by Roy Rowland; story, screenplay & lyrics by Dr. Seuss; starring Tommy Rettig, Mary Healy, Hans Conried & Peter Lind Hayes; Oscar nomination for Best Music Score
Sony color DVD [4/2001] for $17.99
Sony color VHS [6/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia;

"The  Wubbulous  World  of  Dr. Seuss"
TV series [Henson/Nickelodeon 1996-97]
Wubbulous Dr. Seuss  20-episode human & puppet TV series, with characters including Cat In The Hat, Grinch, Horton, Morton, Norval, Thidwick & Yertle
ten unique DVDs at $9.95 each
VHS videos available, mostly out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia

"How  The  Grinch  Stole  Christmas"
live action feature [Universal/Imagine Nov 2000]
How The Grinch Stole Christmas 2000  Directed by Ron Howard; starring Jim Carrey; won Oscar & BAFTA awards for Best
Makeup; at end of 2011, holds #99 box office ranking, at 48,106,800 tickets
Universal widescreen color color Blu-ray/DVD combo [10/2009] 2 disks for $20.99
Universal Deluxe Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2002] for $15.99
Universal widescreen color DVD [10/2003] for $16.64
Universal color DVD [10/2003] for $13.99
Universal color VHS [10/2003] for $5.48
Universal VHS dubbed in Spanish [11/2001] out of prodn/many used
Interscope soundtrack CD [11/2000] for $11.43
full credits from IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Dr. Seuss's The Cat In The Hat"
live action feature [DreamWorks/Imagine Nov 2003]
Cat In Hat poster  Directed by Bo Welch; starring Mike Myers, Spencer Breslin, Dakota Fanning, Alec Baldwin & Kelly Preston
Universal widescreen DVD [3/2004] for $18.89
Universal color DVD [3/2004] for $18.89
Universal color VHS [3/2004] for $20.99
Universal VHS dubbed in Spanish [3/2004] for $22.98
full credits from IMDb • official website


logo for Dr. Seuss Shop at Amazon
Animated  Dr. Seuss
browse Dr. Seuss on DVD at Amazon
Dr. Seuss credits [since 1931] at Internet Movie Database

Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham & Other Favorites on VHS  
"Dr. Seuss - Green Eggs and Ham Plus Other Seuss Stories" [1997]
semi-animated versions of three Seuss stories: "Green Eggs and Ham",
"Ten Apples On Top", and "The Tooth Book"

Random House Video color VHS [7/97] for $3.05
Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham & Other Favorites on DVD  "Dr. Seuss: Green Eggs and Ham & Other Favorites" [2003]
12-minute collection includes four animated shorts: "Green Eggs and Ham" with Sam-I-Am; "The
Sneetches"; "The Zax"; the Emmy Award-winning "Halloween Is Grinch Night" [1977]; and two
wonderful sing-along songs: "He Will Eat Them" and "Grinches Inches Closer"

Universal Studios color DVD [7/2007] for $13.95
Universal Studios color VHS [7/2003] for $5.95
Best of Dr. Seuss  "The Best of Dr. Seuss" [2003]
Turner Home Ent. color DVD [11/2003] for $6.11
includes "The Butter Battle Book" [1989] directed by Ralph Bakshi, semi-
animated "Horton Hatches The Egg" [1992], and "Daisie-Head Mayzie" [1995]

"Horton Hatches The Egg" animated short
[Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies April 1942]
Directed by Bob Clampett • video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

watch 1942 "Horton Hatches The Egg" cartoon [9:49] free online on YouTube

"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins"
[Paramount/Puppetoons April 1943]
Written by Dr. Seuss; produced by George Pal; Oscar nomination for Best Cartoon Short; full credits at IMDb

"And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street"
[Paramount/Puppetoons July 1944]
Written by Dr. Seuss; produced by George Pal; Oscar nomination for Best Cartoon Short; full credits at IMDb

won Oscar for Best Cartoon Short    "Gerald McBoing-Boing"
Technicolor short [U.P.A./Columbia Jan 1951]
Story by Dr. Seuss; produced by Stephen Bosustow; won Oscar for Best Cartoon Short &
Special Award from BAFTA • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony" [1953]

"How Now Boing Boing" [1954]

"Gerald McBoing Boing On Planet Moo" [1956]

Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing on DVD  
"Cartoon Adventures Starring Gerald McBoing Boing" [2006]
60-minute DVD includes all four color cartoons as above;
".. Planet Moo" is widescreen

Sony Pictures Home Ent. color DVD [1/2006] out of prodn/used

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas!"
26-minute color short [MGM-TV/CBS-TV Dec 1966]
How The Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966 cartoon short  Co-produed & written by Dr. Seuss; co-produced & directed by Chuck Jones;
voices of Boris Karloff, June Foray & Thurl Ravenscroft;
MGM Home Video color VHS [9/99] out of prodn/many, many used
full credits at IMDb
double-feature DVD [1999] with "Horton Hears A Who" [1970]
M.G.M. Home Video color DVD [9/99] out of prodn/used
Anniversary Edition double-feature DVD [2006] with "Horton Hears A Who" [1970]
Warner Home Video color DVD [11/2006] for $13.99

"Horton  Hears  A  Who !"
[M.G.M.-TV cartoon short 1970]
Horton Hears a Who! cartoon short  Horton the Elephant discovers a microscopic community of intelligent beings that only he can hear, living on a flower. The other animals think that Horton has gone crazy, and resolve to take action for his own good. But Horton and the tiny residents of Who work together to prevent a tragedy.
Co-directed by Chuck Jones & Ben Washam; with the voices of Hans Conried {as narrator & Horton}, Chuck Jones, June Foray & Thurl Ravenscroft
Rhino/W.E.A. soundtrack CD [10/99] out of prodn/used
credits from IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
The Blu-ray edition includes two animated Seuss stories: "The Butter Battle Book" [1989] and "Daisy-Head Mayzie" [1995]; the "In Search of Dr. Seuss" docufilm; and two sing-along featurettes.
Warner Home Video color Blu-ray [10/2009] for $8.78
The recent DVD includes a new sing-along featurette and three animated Seuss stories: "The Butter Battle Book" [1989], "Horton Hatches The Egg" [1992], and "Daisy-Head Mayzie" [1995].
Warner Home Video Deluxe Edition widescreen color DVD [3/2008] for $6.50
The older DVD and the videos are packaged with the "Grinch/Christmas" 1966 TV movie.
Warner Home Video color DVD [10/2000] for $9.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [10/2000] vfor $4.78

won shared Emmy Award for Oustanding Children's Special    "Halloween Is Grinch Night" cartoon TV special
[DePatie-Freleng/CBS-TV Oct 1977]

Produced by David H. DePatie & Friz Freleng; co-produced & written by Dr. Seuss; directed by
Gerard Baldwin; voices include Hans Conried, Henry Gibson & Thurl Ravenscroft; won shared Emmy Award
for Outstanding Children's Special • available on 2003 "Green Eggs & Ham" VHS/DVD collection above
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Horton Hatches The Egg" semi-animated short [1992]
available on several DVDs • credits at IMDb

"Gerald McBoing Boing" TV series [Cartoon Network 2005-2010]
Produced in Canada by Cookie Jar Entertainment; directed by Robin Budd; story edited/written by John Derevlany;
animation by Mercury Filmworks in Ottawa • full credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia

Gerald McBoing Boing TV series  Volume 1: Adventures - six episodes
Classic Media color DVD [7/2012] for $4.99
Volume 2: Fairy Tales - six episodes
Classic Media color DVD [7/2012] for $6.76
Collection DVD: all twelve episodes
Classic Media color DVD [7/2012] 2 disks plus book - out of prodn/used

"Horton Hears A Who !"  animated feature film
[Fox's Blue Sky Studios March 2008]
Horton Hears a Who! movie poster  Horton the Elephant's big ears hear a cry for help from a speck of dust that lands on a flower; he is able to talk to the Mayor of Whoville, but is hassled by the Kangaroo for his outrageous & fantas-tical notion. {Brilliant structure: Narrator Charles Osgood reads passages from the book, then the animated characters act out (and speak) the story.} Co-directed by Jimmy Hayward & Steve Martino, with the voices of Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, Carol Burnett, Will Arnett & Seth Rogen
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2008] 2 disks for $19.99
Fox Special Edition widescreen color DVD [12/2008] 2 disks for $31.49
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2008] single disk for $13.99
full credits at IMDb • official movie site {requires Flash} • movie entry at Wikipedia

"The Lorax"  animated feature film
[Universal/Illumination Studios March 2012]
The Lorax 2012 poster   Twelve-year-old Ted lives in Sneedville, where everything is artificial; he begins a search for a live tree to impress a cute girl down the street. Co-produced by Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul, Audrey Geisel & others; co-directed by Chris Renaud & Kyle Balda; co-written by Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul; voices of Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Rob Riggle, Betty White & Jenny Slate
Universal widescreen color DVD/Blu-ray/3-D combo pack [8/2012] 3 disks for $27.99
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD/Blu-ray combo pack [8/2012] 2 disks for $24.96
Universal Studios widescreen color DVD [8/2012] for $19.99
latest info at IMDb • official movie site

"The Cat In The Hat" [Universal pre-production]  
Announced 3/2012: UniversalNBC and Illumination Entertainment are plotting a CGI-cartoon
version • not yet listed on IMDb



Works  About  Geisel / Seuss

Omnibus American Profiles on DVD  "Omnibus: American Profiles" DVD Box Set [2011]
E1 Entertainment b&w DVD set [7/2011] 2 disks for $16.99
contains 14 programs or segments on two disks: featured topics include Leonard Bernstein; Pearl Buck; the F-100 warplane; William Faulkner; Grand Central Terminal in New York City; photo-grapher Philippe Halsman; The New York Times; Sugar Ray Robinson & Stillman's Gym; Dr. Seuss [30 minutes; aired 11 March 1956]; James Thurber; E.B. White; and Frank Lloyd Wright
series credits at IMDb • series entry at Wikipedia

In Search of Dr. Seuss  "In Search of Dr. Seuss" [Turner Nov 1994]
Directed by Vincent Paterson; starring Kathy Najimy & Matt Frewer
Warner color DVD [2/2004] for $18.98
Turner color VHS [9/96] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Oh, The Places He Went  "Oh, The Places He Went: A Story About Dr. Seuss" [1994]
for pre-schoolers; by Maryann N. Weidt, illustrated by Kerry Maguire

Carolrhoda Books 8½x6 pb [12/94] for $6.95
Carolrhoda Books 11x8½ hardcover [12/94] for $22.60
Seuss Geisel bio by Judith & Neil Morgan  "Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel: A Biography" [1995]
by Judith & Neil Morgan

DeCapo Press 9¼x6 pb [8/96] for $12.95
Random House 9½x6¾ hardcover [4/95] out of print/used
Secret Art  "The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" [1995]
by Audrey Geisel

Random House 11x8¾ hardcover [10/95] for $22.05
Dr. Seuss bio by PNel  "Dr. Seuss: American Icon" [2004]
by Philip Nel

C.I.P.G. pb [2/2005] for $10.17
C.I.P.G. 9¼X6¼ hardcover [1/2004] for $17.61
Boy on Fairfield Street  "The Boy On Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become
Dr. Seuss" [2004]
by Kathleen Krull, with paintings by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher

Random House/YR 11¼x8¼ hardcover [1/2004] for $11.53
The Seuss, The Whole Seuss & Nothing But Seuss  "The Seuss, The Whole Seuss and Nothing But The Seuss: A Visual
Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel" [2004]
by Charles D. Cohen

Random House/YR 11x8¾ hardcover [2/2004] for $24.50

"The Parables of Dr. Seuss" [1/2008] by Robert L. Short
http://www.amazon.com/The-Parables-Seuss-Robert-Short/dp/0664230474/

"Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" [6/2011] by Jacob M. Held
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Seuss-Philosophy-Thinks-ebook/dp/B0052U9UB8/
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Seuss-Philosophy-Thinks-Think/dp/1442203110/

"Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind The Hat" [11/2012] by Caroline M. Smith
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Seuss-The-Cat-Behind/dp/1449432603/
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Seuss-Cat-Behind-Collectors/dp/0975366432/


Books  &  Stories
Dr. Seuss books catalog at Amazon.com
Dr. Seuss audio catalog at Amazon.com

USA commemerative stamp of 1999

Your Favorite Seuss  "Your Favorite Seuss: A Baker's Dozen By The One & Only Dr. Seuss" [2004]
Random House/YR 12x9¼ hardcover [10/2004] for $24.46
Each tale is prefaced by a short essay; the stories included are: "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street", "Horton Hears A Who!", "McElligot’s Pool", "If I Ran The Zoo", Happy Birthday To You!", "Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book", "Yertle The Turtle", "The Cat In The Hat", "How The Grinch Stole Christmas!", "Green Eggs & Ham", "The Lorax", "The Sneetches", and "Oh, The Places You’ll Go!", with a complete Seuss bibliography


"And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" (1938)
"The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins" (1938)
"The King's Stilts" (1939)
"The Seven Lady Godivas" (1939) for adults

"Horton Hatches The Egg" [1940]
"Horton Hatches The Egg" animated short [1942]
"Horton Hatches The Egg" semi-animated short [1992]
watch "Movification" video by Chandler Jackson [11:23] free online on YouTube

"McElligot's Pool" (1947)
"Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose" (1948)

"If I Ran The Zoo" (1950)
"Horton Hears A Who" (1954)
"Scrambled Eggs Super!" (1954)
"On Beyond Zebra" (1955)

If I Ran The Circus children's book by Dr. Seuss  "If I Ran The Circus" [ages 4-9; 1956] by Dr. Seuss
Little Morris McGurk imagines the empty lot behind Mr. Sneelock's ramshackle store – just clear out the rusty cans, the dead tree, and the old cars – used for the amazing, world-beating Circus McGurkus.
Random House 11¼x8¼ pb [10/56] for $8.80
Random House 10¾x8 hardcover [1984] out of print/used
Random House 11x8 hardcover [10/56] out of print/used

"How The Grinch Stole Christmas" (1957)
"The Cat In The Hat" (1957)
"The Big Brag" (1958)
"Gertrude McFuzz" (1958)
"Yertle The Turtle" & Other Stories (1958)
"Bartholomew and The Oobleck" (1959)
"Happy Birthday To You!" (1959)

listed #2 on American Mensa mini-survey to choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)  "Green Eggs and Ham" (1960)
"Green Eggs & Ham" soundbite

"One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish" (1960)
"The Sneetches" & Other Stories (1961)
"Ten Apples Up On Top" (1961)
"Too Many Daves" (1961)
"What Was I Scared Of?" (1961)
"The Zax" (1961)
"Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book" (1962)
"Dr. Seuss's ABC" (1963)
"Hop On Pop" (1963)
"Fox In Socks" (1965)
"I Had Trouble In Getting To Solla Sollew" (1965)
"I Wish I Had Duck Feet" (1965)
"Wacky Wednesday"
"Please Try To Remember The First of Octember!"
"The Cat In Ihe Hat Beginner Book Dictionary" (1966)
"Come Over To My House" (1966)
"The Cat In Ihe Hat Song Book" (1967)
"The Cat In Ihe Hat Comes Back" (1968)
"The Eye Book" (1968)
"The Foot Book" (1968)
"The Glunk That Got Thunk" (1969)
"I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today" & Other Stories (1969)
"King Looie Katz" (1969)
"My Book About Me, By Me Myself" (1969)

"I Can Draw Myself" (1970)
"Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?" (1970)


The Lorax  "The Lorax" [1971]  listed #6 on American Mensa mini-survey to  choose the Top Ten Favorite Children's Books (8/2014)
A heartfelt ecological warning, a morality play for adults
as well as children.

Random House YR hardcover [8/71] for $10.47
Random House YR book & cassette [3/92] for $11.20
Lectorum Pubns Spanish edition [1/93] for $10.47
animated cartoon on DVD [10/2003] for $13.03
animated cartoon on VHS [10/2003] for $9.98

TRUAX booklet by Terri Birkett  "TRUAX" 20-page booklet [1994] by Terri Birkett,
Illustrated by Orrin Lundgren

Inept and false rebuttal to Seuss's "Lorax"; ridiculed by Amazon reviewers
for its shoddy drawings, lousy rhymed text, and for the attempt by greedy
loggers to propagandize small children.

Wood Flooring Mfrs. Assn. 8½x5¾ booklet [1994] out of print/scarce
Hardwood Forest Foundation 9x5¾ booklet [1995] out of print/scarce


"Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now!" (1972)
"Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" (1973)
"Shape of Me & Other Stuff" (1973)
"Great Day For Up!" (1974)
"There's A Wocket In My Pocket" (1974)
"Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" (1975)
"The Cat's Quizzer" (1976)
"I Can Read With My Eyes Shut" (1978)
"Oh Say Can You Say" (1979)
"The Tooth Book" (1981)
"Hunches In Bunches" (1982)

"The Butter Battle Book" (1984)
"The Butter Battle Book" [1989] ½-hour cartoon directed by Ralph Bakshi

"You're Only Old Once! A Book For Obsolete Children" [2/1986] by Dr. Seuss
http://www.amazon.com/Youre-Only-Once-Obsolete-Children/dp/0394551907/

"I Am Not Going To Get Up Today!" (1987)
"The Tough Coughs As He Ploughs The Dough" (1987)

"Oh, The Places You'll Go!" [1990]
"Daisy-Head Mayzie"
"Daisie-Head Mayzie" movie [1995]
"My Many Colored Days"
"A Hatful of Seuss"
"Hooray For Diffendoofer Day" [1999]
"The Big Brag"


"What Pet Should I Get?" [ages 3-7; 2015]  7/2015
'What Pet Should I Get?' picture book by Dr. Seuss  Written by Dr. Seuss circa 1960 and set aside; packed away after Seuss's death in 1991, rediscovered in 2014; reconstructed with major research and editing by Cathy Goldsmith of Random House; first printing of one million copies; the story has the two siblings from "One Fish, Two Fish..." consider many options at the pet store, including imaginary beasts; the ending leaves their choice up to the reader
Kindle Edition from Random House BFYR [7/2015] for $9.59
Random House Books for Young Readers 11¼x8½ hardcover [7/2015] for $10.09


Movies & Television,  Stageplays,
Collections,  &  Other Media

Ted Geisel was the mystery guest on
"To Tell The Truth" CBS-TV program [aired April 1958]
episode credits at IMDb

Seuss World War II Editorial Cartoons  "Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons
of Theodor Seuss Geisel" [1999] by Richard H. Minear

New press 9x9 pb [9/2001] for $12.57
New Press 9¼x9¼ hardcover [10/99] for $18.90

Seussical the Musical  "Seussical The Musical" [Broadway play Nov 2000 - May 2001]
Book & lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, book & music by Stephen Flaherty
Decca original cast recording audio CD [1/2001] 28 tracks for $12.97
credits at Internet Broadway Database • entry at Wikipedia
Political Dr. Seuss documentary  "The Political Dr. Seuss" [PBS-TV special aired 26 October 2004]
Directed by Ron Lamothe
Terra Incognita Films color DVD [undated] out of prodn/scarce
P.B.S. TV special webpages
producer website [video & DVD available there]
not listed at IMDb (12/2011)
The Early Works of Theodor Seuss Geisel  "Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works, Volume 1" [2005]
These cartoons and advertisements from the 20s & 30s seem crude, compared to his breakthrough work after 1936-38, but are nonetheless a marvelous body of early work.
Checker Book Group 10¼x7 hardcover [11/2005] for $22.95
"Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works, Volume 2" [2006]
Checker Book Group 10¼x7 hardcover [3/2006] for $22.95
"Theodor Seuss Geisel: The Early Works, Volume 3" [2006]
Checker Book Group pb [4/2006] out of print/scarce
One Cent, Two Cents, All About Money children's book by Bonnie Worth  
"One Cent, Two Cents, Old Cent, New Cent: All About Money" [ages 4-8; 2008]
by Bonnie Worth, Illustrated by Aristides Ruiz & Joe Mathieu

Random House Books for Young Readers 9x6½ hardcover [9/2008] for $8.99
based on characters created by Dr. Seuss
Bippolo Seed & Other Lost Stories book by Dr. Seuss  "The Bippolo Seed and Other Lost Stories" [age 6 & up; 2011]
by Dr. Seuss, Edited by Charles D. Cohen

seven rarely seen stories by Dr. Seuss, originally published in magazines between 1948 and 1959: "The Bear, The Rabbit, and The Zinniga-Zanniga"; "Gustav The Goldfish"; "Tadd and Todd"; "Steak For Supper"; "The Bippolo Seed"; "The Strange Shirt Spot"; and "The Great Henry McBride"
Random House Books for Young Readers hardcover [9/2011] for $9.69
watch official Random House promo video [3:12] on YouTube


Family  &  Friends
Theodor Seuss 'Ted' Geisel was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts; his first children's book was published in 1937, his first bestseller
was in 1957; he moved to a hilltop home & studio in La Jolla, California in 1948 and died at home there in 1991.

first wife Helen Palmer Geisel [1899-1967] - married 1927-67

second wife Audrey Stone Dimond Geisel [b. 1922?] - married in 1968, widowed September 1991
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0972213/ • no entry at Wikipedia
two daughters from her first marriage

Ted's assistant Claudia Prescott: started working for Mr. Geisel in 1972
and now helps Mrs. Geisel run Dr. Seuss Enterprises

Ted's longtime editor Cathy Goldsmith at Random House

apparent 'chosen artistic heir' of the Dr. Seuss estate illustrator Aristides Ruiz of Australia



Dr. Seuss  Links

'Seussville' official website at Random House
official Dr. Seuss Art Gallery
Dr. Seuss entry at Wikipedia
Dr. Seuss credits [since 1931] at Internet Movie Database

"Green Eggs & Ham" soundbite
The Dr. Seuss Collection archive at U.C.S.D.
wartime cartoons archive at U.C.S.D.
wartime cartoons online at Traditional Fine Arts
Dr. Seuss National Memorial
Seussentennial: A Century of Imagination (Dr. Seuss's 100th Birthday)



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