Thursday, March 2, 2017

This Day in Pop Culture for March 2

Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904.

Dr. Seuss is Born

Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on this day in 1904 and grew up to become a much beloved author and illustrator of 48 books. Over the years, 200 million+ books have been sold and translated into many languages. His first children’s book, And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street, was rejected by over 24 publishers before making it into print in 1937. Twenty years later, Geisel's released his first bestseller, The Cat in the Hat and established the character as a brand for his writing. His last book, Oh, the Places You'll Go! was published in 1990. Dr. Seuss died September 24, 1991, at age 87.

The movie "King Kong" premiered on March 2, 1933.

‘King Kong’ Clobbers His Way to His Debut

On this day in 1933 Merian C. Cooper’s film, King Kong, premiered in New York City with much applause and even today, Rotten Tomatoes says that it is the greatest horror film of all time. Of course the actual star of the show was the stop-motion animation created by Willis O’Brien that was highlighted by a musical score by Max Steiner. The Library of Congress said of the film that it was “culturally, historically and aesthetically significant” in 1991. It took until 1976 before the film was remade and then again in 2005.