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Maurice Sendak has died

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by LilJen, May 8, 2012.

  1. LilJen

    LilJen Reaching out with my hand sensitively

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  2. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, for all the pleasure you gave to so many.
    RIP.
     
  3. pollyanna

    pollyanna In denial

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    He was also the designer for Nutcracker - The Motion Picture, my own personal favorite of all the Nutcrackers on video, and I also have the hardcover edition of The Nutcracker illustrated by Sendak.

    A unique and imaginative artist - he will be missed. :(
     
  4. FigureSpins

    FigureSpins Well-Known Member

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    He contributed so much to literature and reading as well as art. The family joke when the "Little Bear" cartoon came on TV: "Naptime for Mommy." That show put me out every time I heard the theme song, lol.


    May he rest in peace.
     
  5. AYS

    AYS I'd rather have a pug for my president

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    I still have my little very well-thumbed Nutshell Library
    by Maurice Sendak sitting on my office bookshelf (copyright 1962, and it was bought for me then, when I was not even 2).

    Unique and wonderful work. RIP
     
  6. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

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    There was a great interview with him not too long ago -- quite the curmudgeon, and boy did it make for some great stories and art.

    Probably my favorite memory is the time we checked out the "Where the Wild Things Are" video from the library, only to find that it was an opera with costumes he'd designed. We loved that tape -- checked it out many, many times. I wish I could find it on DVD.

    We've also got that little red nutshell library, and still frequently reference Pierre.

    His long-time partner died quite some time ago. RIP Maurice Sendak.
     
  7. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    Fittingly, it was with Stephen Colbert.

    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/08/watch-maurice-sendaks-last-interview-with-stephen-colbert/

    RIP Mr. Sendak.
     
  8. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

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    AW, one of the all time great imaginations.
     
  9. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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  10. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I wish I still had my original Nutshell Library, and my Really Rosie album - such staples of my childhood!

    RIP Maurice Sendak :(
     
  11. RoseAugust

    RoseAugust Active Member

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    I loved that collection! My favorite in it was: Pierre, a Cautionary Tale in Five Chapters.
     
  12. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Aw ... so sorry to hear this. Loved his books & illustrations for them. There is a museum in Philly, The Rosenbach Museum, that showcases a lot of his artwork. I wonder if they will expand the exhibit even more now.

    RIP, Mr. Sendak.
     
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