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Dr.Seuss was not only a children's author, but a great satirical adult author as well. What do you remember about him? Sam I am? A seven humped wump?
Well, what about the naked Godivas? I'm sure you didn't know about that. He only published 2500 copies because it bombed it's first time around. Or what about his war cartoons? Some are hilarious, others a bit touchy. I didn't want to publish some so I picked a few less than horribly alarming ones. But, he was a product of the time, and as a historian I take that. I understand that.
the war effort only wanted his cartoons
Theodore Geisel aka Dr. Seuss wanted to join the War effort against Hitler and the Nazi's but instead the War wanted him to be a cartoonist along with Frank Capra. Capra is famous for It's a Wonderful Life (1946). Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and It Happened One Night (1934).
What did Dr. Seuss Do?
Why he made a cartoon!
In case you didn't know Private SNAFU stands for "Situation Normal, All Fouled Up." This cartoon is about to teach a private about how to be a good solider. Seuss wanted to be in the Navy, but alas he was called to prose and cartoons.
Great PROPAGANDA posters from dr seuss
The Seven Lady godivas are all naked!
Dr. Seuss even attempted a nude book int eh 1930s all about the often misunderstood and grossly underrepresented Lady Godiva and her seven sisters. The book entitled The Seven Lady Godivas:The True Facts Concerning History's Barest Family was not a huge hit in the Children's market-but hey, he thought it might have enticed adults! The sisters will not get married, no-not unless they can bring a truth to man.
STory travel with the storyteller
Theodor Geisel: A Portrait of the Man Who Became Dr. Seuss (Lives and Legacies Series)
flicks to watch
The Lorax, if you must!
We all have to check out our PBS-this article on eight interesting facts will feed your need. Occasionally, I like the History Channel. This article is about a few little known facts.
The Dr. Seuss Museum review will be up tomorrow. But for now, let me say that it is well worth the trip to Springfield, Massachusetts to visit! It's got a lot of Seussian love for the avid adult child.
You can also visit Seussville online for kids content, and to get your daily Seuss fix.
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