Dr. Seuss Published A Book Full Of Naked Ladies
You’ll be flabbergasted to know as I am that in 1939 Dr. Seuss published an adult picture book with (nipple-less) nudie ladies in it called The Seven Lady Godivas:
The book was a twist on the legend of famed 11th century nudist tax protestor Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom, the fellow who was blinded after sneaking a peek at her birthday suit.
Apparently at the time of its release, it bombed with only 2,500 copies of Godivas being sold out of an initial print run of 10,000 books. This event turned Seuss off catering for adult readers. “I’d rather write for kids,” he later explained. “They’re more appreciative; adults are obsolete children, and the hell with them.”
Today however; I just went on eBay and found original editions of the book going for more than $700! Craziness. Is there a formula depicting what will eventuate into a collector’s item? Well lived sir, thanks for the stories Dr. Seuss and RIP.