How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

“And he, he himself...the Grinch...carved the roast-beast!”: Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas; signed by the director of the popular 2000 film adaptation Ron Howard and several members of the cast

How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

SEUSS, Dr. [Theodor Geisel] [Ron Howard].


Item Number: 142655

New York: Random House, 1985.

Later printing of one of the most celebrated and memorable Christmas stories of all time, signed by several members of the 2000 film. Quarto, original pictorial boards, illustrated. Signed by several members of the 2000 film cast including director Ron Howard, Jeffrey Tambor (Mayor Augustus Maywho), Molly Shannon (Betty Lou Who), and Christine Baranski (Martha May Whovier). Directed by Ron Howard, How the Grinch Stole Christmas was released by Universal Pictures in the United States on November 17, 2000. The film spent four weeks as the #1 film in the United States and grossed $345.8 million worldwide, making it the sixth-highest grossing film of 2000. At the time, it also became the second-highest-grossing holiday film of all time, behind Home Alone (1990), until both films were surpassed in 2018 by the third film adaptation of the story. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup, being nominated for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design. In fine condition.

"Clearly the Grinch has been the most memorable Christmas villain to undergo redemption since Ebenezer Scrooge. To some degree, Ted identified with the Grinch When asked why he wrote the book, Dr. Seuss replied, ‘I was brushing my teeth on the morning of the 26th of last December when I noted a very Grinch-ish countenance in the mirror. It was Seuss! So I wrote the story about my sour friend, the Grinch, to see if I could rediscover something about Christmas that obviously I’d lost.’ It was no coincidence that, when the book appeared in 1957, the Grinch complained, ‘For fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now’ Ted, of course, was born in 1904 After The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, Ted’s reputation grew exponentially" (Cohen, 329-30). The book has been adapted into several stage and film productions including the classic animated special produced in 1966 featuring narration by Boris Karloff as well as the 2000 live-action film directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch.

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