RARA-AVIS: The 52nd birthday of The Cat in The Hat

From: Frederick Zackel ( fzackel@wcnet.org)
Date: 28 Feb 2008

March 2nd is the 52nd birthday of the publication of that wonderful book.

And it marks the 104th birthday of its author

Theodor Seuss Geisel. Born March 2, 1904. Died September 24, 1991.

Who was a close friend and a drinking buddy of Raymond Chandler.

They lived near each other in La Jolla, California, which is a ritzy suburb just north of San Diego.

Imagine the Cat in the Hat bumping whisky classes with Philip Marlowe.


Did you never think of Dr. Seuss being a heavy drinker? Have you never read his books?

Green Eggs and Ham?

That was for Saint Patrick's Day.

(I made that up.)

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 28 Feb 2008 EST