Dark Side of Dr. Seuss
This program is presented in 16mm with an introduction by film archivist and historian Dennis Nyback.
the second half of his long career Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) wrote hugely
popular children’s books. Before that he wrote for humor magazines and
made money in advertising. For a brief time in the 1940s he was in the
US Army making gung ho propaganda and army training films. Is there a
correlation between attracting young readers and influencing the minds
of adults? With this program you can examine Dr. Seuss’ adult oriented
work and make your own decision.
“Lovers of Dr. Seuss will take
renewed delight in his whimsical and imaginative illustrations even as
they may be disturbed by the attitudes reflected in some of his work.” –