Thursday, March 18, 2010

All about the good "doctor"

All right. He wasn't a doctor. But in this interview we learn why Theodore Geisel adopted the name Seuss as a young man. And we learn a lot more too. Fascinating!

The Second Pass interviews Donald E. Pease: "From 1925 to 1940 he was one of the best known adult humorists and satirists. He contributed regularly to magazines such as The New Yorker and Judge, and developed a reputation as a quick wit. He made most of his money by producing ads for an insecticide called Flit, and he produced an ad campaign that used the punch line, “Quick, Henry, the Flit!” that entered into popular culture...During the Depression, Geisel had what today would probably be the equivalent of a $500,000 income because of the work he had done for Madison Avenue." More...

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