Item #4885 The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T. Dr. Seuss.

The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T

Los Angeles: Columbia Pictures Corp. 1953. Offset. 27 x 41 in. framed to 39 ¾ x 44 in. Very good. Item #4885

The poster for Dr. Seuss’s only feature film, a fantastic box office dud that Seuss omitted from his official biography, calling it a “debaculous fiasco.”

In this surreal musical adventure, a child dreading his piano lessons falls asleep only to be menaced in his dream by his piano teacher, now a tyrant whose autocratic regime imprisons all musicians who don’t play the piano. Then, in some sort of Stockhausian nightmare, the teacher creates a piano of such tremendous proportions it can only be played by the combined efforts of hundreds of children. Neither audiences nor Hollywood were prepared for his fluorescent creative vision.


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