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Dr Seuss drawing the Grinch 1957 Geisel family photo
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Dr Seuss drawing the Grinch 1957

Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel) in 1957 drawing the Grinch for the (upcoming) book "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas."

Who doesn't know this book? Who doesn't know the cartoon? Then a movie . . . I bet that Dr. Seuss didn't know how big this book would be over 50 years later. Wouldn't you love to have these original drawings?

Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, NYWT&S staff photograph
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This was so important to me when I was a kid, it's pretty moving to see it in it's nascent stages.
Oct 20, 2011 9:15 pm reply
I adored Dr. Seuss - my favorite was "Hop on Pop" which I made my mother read to me at least once a week!
Oct 21, 2011 10:28 am reply
and your mom remembers Hop on Pop - which you wanted me to read to you every DAY, not week!! lol
Oct 21, 2011 11:35 am reply
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Dr Seuss drawing the Grinch 1957

Theodor "Dr Seuss" Geisel

Mini-biography
Born: Mar 2, 1904
Died: unknown
Also in this photo: Theodor "Dr Seuss" Geisel at 53 years old