April 21, 1994 |
Audrey Geisel had one requirement for the multitude of multimedia firms vying to license her late husband's work over the past year: "That cat had to be that cat. Down to the last whisker." Wednesday, the 72-year-old widow of Theodor Geisel--known to generations of children as Dr.
February 28, 2004 |
Near the end of his life, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel sat down with his wife, Audrey, to speak of the past and of things to come. " 'I've had a wonderful life,' " Audrey Stone Geisel recalls him saying. " 'I've done what I had to do. I lived where I wished to live. I had love. I had everything.' " 'But,' he said, 'now my work will be turned over to you. And you will have to deal with those consequences.' "And oh-ho," says the 82-year-old heiress of the Seuss world, "has that been true!"
November 22, 1998 |
Not since Ebenezer Scrooge has anyone hated Christmas this much. He's a mean one, Mr. Grinch. And now, he's bringing all his Who-hating meanness and greenness to San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. A stage musical of the Dr. Seuss classic "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" opens tonight in Balboa Park. Just to set the record straight, the Grinch wasn't always green. When first created in 1957 by Theodor Geisel (Dr.
June 5, 1986 |
Karon Luce cooked dinner at home Sunday evening for her husband, Gordon; several other relatives, and close pals Charles and Susan Edwards. This news, which on its face sounds somewhat less than earthshaking, gains more than a little interest from the fact that one of the relatives--albeit a quite distant one--was Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, the author, playwright and former congresswoman who was Dwight D. Eisenhower's emissary to Italy.
May 15, 1986 |
Mercedes McCambridge, the actress whose nearly bottomless voice rasped out the voice of the demon in the movie "The Exorcist," is not one to mince words. She tends to express herself . . . well, forcefully. And McCambridge made one heck of a statement to the 150 guests who gathered May 7 at the James S. Copley Library to help launch the monthlong 1986 San Diego Festival of the Arts. "I do not like green eggs and ham," she growled, and there wasn't a soul present who doubted her sincerity.
June 28, 2006 |
The musical adaptation of Dr. Seuss' holiday tale "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" that has been a holiday staple at the Old Globe in San Diego will make its Broadway debut this fall at the Hilton Theatre. Previews of the show begin Oct. 25. Audrey Geisel, the widow of Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, will serve as an associate producer of the New York "Grinch" show. Geisel died in 1991.