In 1926 Seuss lived on Paris’ Left Bank. One night he saw Hemingway (pictured here in his Paris apt. 1924) at the La Closerie café smoking & writing. “I was scared to walk over and ask him what he was writing, lest he ask me what I was writing. I was a kid writing limericks about goats, cheese and other stuff I couldn’t sell—he was probably writing A Farewell to Arms.” Picasso—Cézanne—Dalí all frequented La Closerie.
~ playing on the Parlour Victrola: I never knew I had a Wonderful Wife Until The Town Went Dry, performed by Eddie Cantor , 1919 [ & recently featured on HBO's Boardwalk Empire ]; click here to listen! http://www.thegipsyintheparlour.com/2012/04/classic-martini.html