June 12, 2005

Sendak on NPR

An interview with Maurice Sendak on NPR - from early June 2005. Coinciding with the publication of a new book re-illustrating the book Bears, by Ruth Kraus, who was a mentor for Sendak in the early 50's, along with her husband, Crockett Johnson, of 'Harold and the Purple Crayon' fame. Listen carefully for the very Sendak moment when Sendak tells the interviewer how Disney turned Mickey Mouse into a 'fat whore'. Note also that the week before Sendak was part of a piece about Crockett Johnson and the creation of 'Harold'.

Posted by Tom at June 12, 2005 07:59 PM