RE: RARA-AVIS: Chandler and Dr. Seuss

From: GERLACH, Steve (
Date: 07 Jun 2006

WANTED: writer, cartoonist, screenwriter and reporter for late night drinking sessions with fellow writer in Melbourne, Australia. Crime Noir and current affairs savvy essential, ability to drink until 2am or later highly regarded.


Please send qualifications, and lists of favourite alcoholic drinks, to





From: William Denton [mailto:] Sent: Thursday, 8 June 2006 1:05 PM To: RARA-AVIS Subject: RARA-AVIS: Chandler and Dr. Seuss


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 : :

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