(1904-91). American author and illustrator of children's books known for his whimsy, playful use of language, and outlandish illustrations.

Autograph Letter Signed, on his personalized "Dr. Seuss," blue stationery, 4to, address printed as "The Tower, La Jolla, California," n.d. ca 1970-71.

Geisel writes in his print style handwriting referring to a "N.Y. Times" story about the Lyndon Johnson party. "To explain my mystifying presence at this shindig, I'm enclosing a copy of The Lorax...(my forthcoming book for kids about Ecological Problems)...the original drawings of which now reside at his request in his library. I'm now engaged in expanding it into a T. V. Special for C.B.S. for adult audience as well as kids...." He signs, "Ted." The book is not included. The animated musical based on Geisel's "The Lorax" aired on CBS on Feb. 14, 1972. The story formed the basis for the 2012 film, "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," described as a "computer-animated 3D musical fantasy comedy film."

According to "The Man Who Was Dr. Seuss: The Life and Work of Theodor Geisel," by Thomas Fensch, Ladybird Johnson's secretary had met Geisel who described this forthcoming "The Lorax." She suggested because of the environmental nature of the book, that it could help Ladybird Johnson's campaign in cleaning up the environment and would he consider contributing the manuscript to the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library in Austin. Geisel then called President Johnson offering to donate both manuscript and artwork for "The Lorax." His offer was accepted.

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