RARA-AVIS: Chandler and Dr. Seuss

From: William Denton ( wtd@pobox.com)
Date: 07 Jun 2006

I was reading Wikipedia's entry on Dr. Seuss today and noticed it said he was a friend of Raymond Chandler's. Sure enough, it's true. Here's a quote from RAYMOND CHANDLER: A BIOGRAPHY by Tom Hiney (1997).

"If Cissy [Mrs. Chandler] was well enough to be left alone, Chandler would go to the nearby El Toro bar to meet up with the reporter Neil Morgan and Morgan's local friends; John Latimer, a crime novelist and screenwriter; Max Miller, also a screenwriter, and Theodor Geisel, author of the Doctor Seuss cartoon books. They would meet up in the early evening and often drink through until two in the morning."

Chandler, Jonathan [no H] Latimer, Dr. Seuss, and a screenwriter and a reporter! What a hell of a drinking session.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : www.miskatonic.org : www.frbr.org

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