Jeff Smith 4 p.m., March 30
Only a Grinch With Muscles to Spare Could Make Geisel's 300-pound Lorax Disappear Into Thin Air
Where was the Lorax statue? And why isn't it there? And why was it lifted and taken somewhere? Only a Grinch with muscles to spare, could make a 300-pound statue disappear into thin air.
I told you a movie version would only come to no good!
Authorities have yet to nab the crook (crooks?) that made off with the 2-foot bronze replica of the iconic Dr. Seuss children's book character. The statue was last seen Saturday. The theft is supposed to have taken place sometime Sunday. Seuss' widow, Audrey Geisel, and property manager, Carl Romero, first noticed it missing from her La Jolla garden Monday morning.
According to CinemaBlend, the Lorax-lifter went through great pains to cart off the potential eBay gold: the weighty statue "had to be dragged the length of the garden, raised over a chain length fence, and then furtively driven away down an access road."
Audrey Geisel’s daughter, sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cate designed the Lorax replica in 1992. There are only two such statues in existence, one located in her stepfather’s hometown, Springfield, Mass., the other: parts unknown.