Prize for Kiddy Litter
Take no prisoners Award 2004
info related to Gray Cary Litigators, now DLA poper Rudnick Gray Cary,
Richard Serra and all those Daisy-Heads involved in bilking the public.
Steen has lodged a complaint relating to the complication of Sculptor
Richard Serra, Tony Serra and to the Dr. Seuss Enterprise Gang.
Tony Serra and Richard Serra are complicated by blood and Dr Seuss Enterprises,
with Audrey Geisel it's win win win.
J. TONY SERRA # 32639
San Francisco, California 94133
Charles Augustus Steen III
California State Bar
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Chief IRS Criminal Investigation Division
2009 14th St N
Arlington VA 22201
Eileen J. OConnor
Assistant Attorney General
Justice Department: TAX DIVISION
950 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington D.C. 20530-0001
Honorable Joseph Spero
Federal District Court
Northern District of California
450 Golden Gate Ave 16th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
RE: CHARLES A. STEEN, III / THE DR. SEUSS ESTATE
Case No.: San Diego PD# 03-063-400
I am a Canadian and US citizen. In 1990, I registered with the Library
of Congress, The pains of being pure at heart. Story and drawings by Charles
Augustus Steen 3rd, 1971-. TXu-500-969
In 1992, I sent my manuscript to The Institute of Childrens Literature,
In 1995, the widow of Dr. Seuss, filed a copyright for Daisy-Head Mayzie
/ by Dr. Seuss (four years after his death). TX-4-042-306. The Seuss camp
claims this was found from a lost manuscript Dr. Seuss wrote before his
death on Sep 22 1991.
On March 2nd, 2004 I pled guilty to one count of extortion Cal Penal Code
523 from the Dr. Seuss Estate in San Diego with the Honorable Frederick
Maguire presiding. J. Tony Serra acted as my attorney. The Complaint was
filed by Audrey Geisel the widow of Dr. Seuss, the impeached
Karl ZoBell, Cathy Bencivengo and the Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
law firm. Count One: April 16th 2001 to July 24th 2003. Count Two: August
18th 2003 to September 9th 2003
I thought I was pleading guilty to Count Two, not Count One, because (a),
Civil Case 01-0211 was not dismissed until 6-18-2003 and (b), I did not
request money until August 18th 2003. I was under the impression that
count One was dropped because all of the facts were distorted and completely
NOTE: In both counts they claim I made written threats of extortion to
Audrey Geisel, I never contacted Audrey Geisel whatsoever. It was Karl
Zobell whom I sent the play to on September 9th 2003. It was Karl ZoBell
whom I was trying to negotiate an out of court settlement for the meager
sum of $250.000.00 for an advance of a publishing deal, so as not to expose
the truth about how I was plagiarized, and by whom. Karl ZoBell knows
that he has committed false statements regarding title 17 (a)(1)(2)(c)(e).
I admit I was taking a firm stance against a powerful attorney, but never
did I feel the need to distort the facts or lie. To me I was simply antagonizing
him. Regardless if it is provable (which it is) copyright infringement
is five years in prison and a $250.000.00 fine, under section 2319 of
Mr. J. Tony Serras brother Richard Serra received the sum of a $1.000.000.00
grant from Dr. Charles C. Edwards and wife Sue K. Edwards for a statue
to be placed at the Museum of Contemporary Arts San Diego in 2006. Mrs.
Audrey Geisel/Dr. Seuss Foundation donated $25,000 - $49,999, Gray Cary
Ware & Freidenrich donated $5,000 9,999, Sue K. and Charles
C. Edwards donated $50,000 - $99,999.
Thus it is my understanding that Mr. J. Tony Serra has broken Rule 3-320
and Rule 3-110 (B).
On March 1st 2004 I was ready to plea NOT GUILTY, but on the 2nd in the
Hallway outside of the courtroom Mr. Serra and Mrs. ODonnell informed
me they needed another $10.000.00 to go to trial and that it did not matter
that Detective W. E. SKIP Stevenson of the San Diego Police
Department committed perjury under section 1746 of title 28 and that there
was no way I would receive a fare trial being that Audrey Geisel was a
major philanthropist in San Diego. Together Mr. Serra and Mrs. ODonnell
advised me into taking a coerced confession of a guilty plea. They did
not even inform me of taking a plea of no contest, nor did
they inform me of a pretrial and they claimed that my evidence of copyright
ownership was of no importance. They told me I was guilty of threatening
to expose the truth, that DSE willfully plaigerized my copywritten childrens
story The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and turned it into
the the lost work of Dr. Seuss entitled Daisy-Head Mayzie..
During the hearing on March 2nd 2004 no dates or amounts were ever mentioned.
I was told it was 18 months probation and then I would be off the hook.
The prosecutor Townya Price and my legal counsel completely deceived both
the Honorable Joseph Maguuire and myself.
By Robert L. Pincus STAFF WRITER The San Diego Union-Tribune
January 26, 2005. Two gifts of $1 million each have been given to the
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego one for a major sculpture
that's part of the museum's ambitious downtown expansion, the other going
toward the MCASD capital campaign. Richard Serra, one of the great contemporary
American sculptors, will create a major work for the concourse of the
new downtown site, adjacent to the Santa Fe Depot and across the street
from the current venue on Kettner Boulevard. Board member Sue K. Edwards
and Dr. Charles C. Edwards, longtime supporters of the museum, are giving
$1 million toward Serra's commission. Board member and art collector J.
Todd Figi of La Jolla is giving $1 million to help fund the expansion
and endowment of the downtown facility. Both gifts are part of the museum's
21st Century Campaign. Serra's sculpture, to be unveiled when the enlarged
museum opens in fall 2006, will be on the west side of the previously
planned Jacobs and Copley buildings. The work will be within an arched
walkway to be named the Figi Family Concourse. When completed, the museum's
expansion will boost the exhibition space downtown from 6,000 square feet
(at American Plaza) to 16,200 square feet. The Edwardses, who have provided
funding for several exhibitions, acquisitions and educational programs
for more than a quarter-century, most recently provided the money for
the Andy Goldsworthy sculpture in stone, constructed outside the museum's
Sherwood Auditorium in La Jolla in 2002. Figi, who joined the museum's
board in 2003, is making his largest contribution to date. "The Serra
sculpture, being an outdoor work located so close to the tracks where
passengers board the trains, will be available to the public anytime,
day or night," said museum director Hugh Davies, "and will be
a signature work of public art enjoyed by generations to come." The
untitled sculpture will contain six forged steel blocks. Each will measure
52 inches by 58 inches by 64 inches and they'll be variously positioned
and aligned along the walkway. Serra will bring it to San Diego late next
year for installation before the official opening of the new buildings.
"To have something on this scale epitomizes what Serra is about and
to have an outdoor piece by one of the most important American sculptors
is simply great," said MCASD curator Stephanie Hanor. Serra, a native
of San Francisco, has residences in New York and Nova Scotia. While in
high school he worked in steel mills during the summertime and in his
professional life has long emphasized steel as a medium. After studying
painting at Yale University, Serra continued to work in steel mills while
trying to establish himself as an artist in New York. He first became
widely known for his lead sculptures during the late 1960s. In the early
'70s, the scale of his work increased and from 1996 to 1999 he created
the justly celebrated "Torqued Ellipses" massive constructions
made from large plates of steel which a viewer can enter. Some of those
are on permanent display at New York's Dia:Beacon museum.
By Ron DeLacy: Tony Serra: A poor lawyer in dollars only The Modesto Bee
(Published Sept. 19, 1993)A creation of the '60s "I am a creation
of the Sixties," says Serra. "The greatest influence on me was
the ideology of the Sixties: Anti-materialism, brotherhood, nonracism,
love. Those are things I still believe in." He and his ex-wife gave
their children Flower Child names: Shelter, Ivory, Chime, Wonder and Lilac.
Serra doesn't expect his children to be his clones, of course, and wouldn't
want them to be. He is not one to wring his hands over the Generation
Gap or what child psychologists have to write about the importance of
understanding children. "Your kids should start on your horizon,"
Serra says. "They should pick up where you left off. If you understand
your kid, the species isn't advancing." His kids are between 14 and
20 now, and they have advanced to high schools and colleges. Dad says
they are not consumers, and that they all get good grades, which is just
about the extent of what he asks of them.
Serra says one of his brothers, the world-famous sculptor, Richard Serra,
is putting them through college.
To Tony Serra, college is important, money isn't, and tuition is pretty
expensive, after all, not to mention room and board. It all adds up to
a lot more bread than Tony Serra, no matter how many Saturdays he works
or how much overtime he puts in, will ever hope to make.
SPECIAL EVENTS MAGAZINE: French Twist by Lisa Hurley May 1, 1999 12:00
The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, has relied on a "Monte
Carlo" fund-raising benefit-complete with casino-style gambling-every
year since 1976. The formula has proved a winner, netting a total of $2.75
million since its inception. The theme for the most recent event-"A
Celestial Night in Monte Carlo"-came from honorary chairwoman
Audrey Geisel, widow of "Dr. Seuss" writer Ted Geisel.
To carry it out, Newport Beach, Calif.-based Masterpiece Productions turned
to contemporary French design to create a sleek, sophisticated nightclub
with a heavenly ambience.
THANKS TO OUR DONORS!: It is through the generous support of MCASD's Members
and donors that many thousands of San Diegans and visitors alike enjoy
our world-class Museum in La Jolla as well as our outstanding facility
downtown. At the $1,250 level and above, current donors are listed quarterly
for the period of one year. $100,000 or more David C. Copley, Helen K.
Copley, James S. Copley Foundation. $50,000 - $99,999 Sue K. and Charles
C. Edwards $25,000 - $49,999 Audrey Geisel/Dr. Seuss Foundation, $10,000
- $24,999 Karl and Barbara ZoBell, $5,000 - $9,999 Copley Newspaper
LITTLE NOTES:May 2003
Dinner chairmen include Manpower CEO Mel Katz and his wife, Linda; former
Scripps Clinic and Research Institute president and FDA commissioner Dr.
Charles C. Edwards and his wife, Sue; and Dori Kaufman, owner of Bread
& Cie Bakery & Café. Honorary committee members include
Qualcomm CEO Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan; "Dr. Seuss" widow
Audrey Geisel; and La Jolla Playhouse board chair Joel Holliday and his
wife, Rosanne.The statute of limitations for the following offenses shall
be ten (10) years: § 11-41-12 (fraudulent conversion by agent or
factor), any violation of chapter 7 of title 11 (bribery); any violation
of § 11-18-1 (giving false document to agent, employee, or public
official); any violation of chapter 15 of title 7 (racketeer influenced
and corrupt organizations).
It was not until August 21, 2004 that any of this was made public, four
months after the fact. Onell R. Soto of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote,
By Onell R. Soto, UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER, August 21, 2004 .
An Oregon playwright who pleaded guilty to trying to extort $2.5 million
from the widow of Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel was quietly sentenced
to probation and anger-management classes four months ago. Charles Augustus
Steen III, 33, of Portland, was sentenced in San Diego Superior Court
April 30 to four years' probation, said a spokesman for the District Attorney's
Office. Steen pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement in which prosecutors
dropped a second extortion charge. If he stays out of trouble for 18 months,
he can have the felony reduced to a misdemeanor, his lawyer said.
Everyone involved agreed not to publicize the case.
(EXCEPT for ME, who wanted the media and who had no idea they
were all protecting each others personal interest.)
He pleaded guilty on the 100th anniversary of Geisel's birth, said lawyer
Cathy Bencivengo, who represents Dr. Seuss Enterprises. "We did not
in any way want to overshadow that positive event." Steen never meant
to harm Audrey Geisel, his lawyer said, but was frustrated because he
believes the Dr. Seuss estate plagiarized a play he wrote, publishing
it in 1995. Audrey Geisel, 83, said she found the unfinished manuscript
for "Daisy-Head Mayzie" in a drawer at the La Jolla home she
shared with her husband until his death in 1991. Steen copyrighted his
play (its a childrens story!!!), "The Pains of Being
Pure at Heart," in 1991, and said he wrote it in 1990, according
to the U.S. Copyright Office. Bencivengo said the manuscript for "Daisy-Head
Mayzie" was written in the 1960s, before Steen was born. "They're
both written in a rhyming meter, but so what? They're very dissimilar,"
she said. "It's not a children's story by a long shot." Steen
sued the estate, acting as his own lawyer, but a New Mexico judge dismissed
the case. Steen then wrote another play, "The Tragical History of
Audrey Geisel or How the Grinch Plagiarized My
and made a painting of Dr. Seuss characters in sexual situations. "It
was his way of expressing his anger," O'Donnell said. "He's
an artist." Steen wrote e-mails to Bencivengo, threatening to produce
the play and publicize the painting if he didn't get money or help in
publishing his own works. Bencivengo called the play and painting "obscene
and distasteful" but didn't do anything for about a year when Steen
stopped writing. After Steen wrote again and asked for $2.5 million "or
I'll do something you'll regret," the lawyer felt she had to contact
police. "It rose to a point where we were concerned about people's
physical safety," Bencivengo said yesterday. Members of the San Diego
Computer and Technology Crime High-Tech Response Team worked with Portland
police, who arrested Steen. NOTE: That statement, alone, clearly proves
a cover-up between my attorneys and the prosecution. I wanted the media
100% and was bewildered when it was nowhere to be found.
Onell R. Soto of the San Diego Union-Tribune wrote, Steen never
meant to harm Audrey Geisel, his lawyer said, but was frustrated because
he believes the Dr. Seuss estate plagiarized a play he wrote, publishing
it in 1995. These facts are completely untrue, for one it was not
a play that DSE plagiarized it was a childrens story; I wrote a
play about how they did it and who was involved.
Bizarre Dr. Seuss Extortion Plot Unravels
August 19, 2004 an article in the San Diego Globe, a story which ran,
with incorrect facts claimed In a barrage of e-mails late
last year, Steen demanded $2.5 million after taxes from Geisel,
said San Diego police Detective Skip Stephenson.. This statement
is untrue for I request the sum of $2.500.250.50 back on April 16th, 2001,
and Cathy Bencivengo responded to my request for an out of court settlement
in an e-mail to me, which I still have. My Civil case was not dismissed
WITHOUT PREJUDICE until 6-18-2003 by the Honorable Judge Don
If I was guilty of anything it would have been online harassment 2.02.2(3)
(a) recklessly inflicted emotional distress: minor misdemeanor
of no less than 100 hours community service and no more than 10 days imprisonment.
Yet regardless parsing this offense into its constituent elements yields
the following result: the actus reus is the perpetrators appropriating
or fraudulently misapplying the victims (MY) property; the mens
rea is the perpetrators knowing that the property was not lawfully
his or her own; thus I am innocent.
Karl ZoBell is a close personal friend with Mr. David Copley, who owns
the San Diego Union-Tribune.
A Slap in the Face of the Past By Matt Potter San Diego Reader, November
As reported by U-T society writer Burl Stiff, the Copley party, heralding
the opening of a Christo exhibit at the museum's Prospect Street headquarters
gallery, featured such museum stalwarts and Copley chums as Copley Press
attorney Karl ZoBellEXHIBIT I
UNION-TRIBUNE, September 20, 2003
La Jolla lawyer Karl ZoBell has been named to the board of directors of
the Copley Press, parent company of The San Diego Union-Tribune. ZoBell
is a partner and former chairman of the Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
law firm, which has 420 lawyers and specializes in intellectual property,
real estate, tax, trust and estate law. "Karl has provided legal
services to our family for more than 40 years," said David C. Copley,
board chairman. "We look forward to working with him in this new
role for many years to come." ZoBell graduated from Columbia University
before serving as an officer in the Coast Guard. He received his law degree
from Stanford University. In San Diego, ZoBell has been involved in several
civic and charitable activities, including serving six years as chairman
of the San Diego Planning Commission. ZoBell's appointment raises the
number of Copley directors to seven. In addition to David Copley, others
include Robert F. Crouch, Dean P. Dwyer, Harold W. Fuson Jr., Harry L.
Gardner and Charles F. Patrick. Copley Press publishes its flagship paper,
the Union-Tribune, and eight other dailies located in Los Angeles, Central
Illinois and Northern Ohio. The company also operates La Casa del Zorro
resort in Borrego Springs.
NOTE: In the new book, The Seuss, the Whole Seuss and Nothing But the
Seuss : A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel by Charles D. Cohen,
there is no mention whatsoever of Daisy-Head Mayzie!!
The following information is from the Library of Congress
1. Registration Number: TXu-500-969
Title: The pains of being pure at heart. Story and drawings by acCharles
Augustus Steen 3rd, 1971-.
Note: Children's story.
Claimant: Charles Augustus Steen III
Miscellaneous: C.O. corres.
Special Codes: 1/B///A
5. Registration Number: TXu-1-179-051
Title: The tragically history of Audrey Geisel.
Description: 1 v.
Claimant: acCharles Augustus Steen 3rd, 1971-
Title on © Application: How the Grinch plagiarized my goddamn children's
Previous Related Version: Appl. states The pains of being pure at heart,
TXu 500-969 is preexisting material.
Special Codes: 1/B/D1. Registration Number: PA-700-090
Title: Daisy-Head Mayzie: no. H00610-94001 / directed by Tony Collingwood.
Description: Videocassette ; 3/4 in.
Claimant: acHanna-Barbera Cartoons, Inc., and acDr. Seuss Enterprises,
LP (employers for hire)
Previous Related Version: Character, story, lyrics by Theodor Geisel preexisting.
Claim Limit: NEW MATTER: all cinematographic material incl. teleplay &
Special Codes: 4/X/L
2. Registration Number: TX-4-042-306
Title: Daisy-Head Mayzie / by Dr. Seuss.
Imprint: New York: Random House, c1994.
Description: 1 v.
Claimant: Dr. Seuss Enterprises, LP
Author on © Application: Theodor S. Geisel , -1991 p.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
Claim Limit: NEW MATTER: additions & artwork.
Special Codes: 1/B/D
In my opinion, my former counsel (Mr. Serra and Ms. ODonnell) did
not uphold their fiduciary duty. Given Mr. Serras involvement indicating
several conflicts of interest, and what has now been made public, his
personal battle with the IRS, I believe I was improperly represented.
Because of this, I have been treated unjustly and this has been a major
distress to my life. It is my belief that Mr. Serras entwinement
with the Suess camp seriously damaged my reputation, my livelihood, along
with my personal and professional future.
Erin ODonnell informed me that the $10.000.00 was for the trial
and that no more money was needed. She has also stated that she is only
willing to act as my legal counsel for my reduction from a felony to a
misdemeanor, if I pay for her airfare. She stated that she might go, Out
of the kindness of her heart, she was not going to act as my counsel
unless I paid for her air fare on April 30th 2004. Or else I was not going
to have an attorney. It is my beliefe that she has broken Rule 3-700.
Erin ODonnell who was an attorney at Mr. Serras firm also
acted as my legal counsel informed me that it did not matter that the
Dr. Seuss Foundation plagiarized my childrens story The Pains
of Being Pure at Heart Txu-500-969, nor that it is provable that
ALL the claims of the lost work of Dr. Seuss Daisy-Head
Mayzie are fraudulent, according to the Library of Congress. I believe
that, Erin ODonnell has broken Rule 3-300 and Rule 3-110.
Erin ODonnell informed me that my eleven page Arrest Warrant Argument
and Rebuttal must not be presented to the Honorable Joseph Maguire or
San Diego Probation Officer Niomi Klahn. She claimed it would only harm
my situation. I believe that, Erin ODonnell has broken Rule 5-220.
Mr. Richard Sharp from the Library of Congress faxed Erin ODonnell
Proving that Cathy Bencivengo LIED to me about her requests regarding
Txu-500-969 on April 8th, 2001 she did not request it until April 28,
2001, after I already e-mailed it to her. This fact alone indicates that
Erin ODonnell has broken Rule 5-220 Regards, Charles Augustus Steen
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High End Legal Thugs, Gray Cary,
receive the Smiley Face, "Take No Prisoners Award"
Gray Cary Ad extolling the virtue of fucking people up, hit-um hard, get-um
outa da game.
Detail: Mayzie looking for love with daisy
A larger image of this Seuss-like illustration is available on request.
Perfect for the den or bathroom, this image is sure to please any conissieur
of the narrative. Contact: scari.org
the Zobell Prize is much like the Ignobel Prize. The Ignobel Prize rewards
bad science, the Zobell rewards unethical behavior in Kiddy Literature.
A larger image of this Seuss-like illustration is available on request.
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of the narrative. Contact: scari.org
Reviewed by J.N.E.
Being the long time Dr. Seuss fan that I am, I was in great
anticipation of reading the ``lost work'' of Mr. Geisel. When I did
finally get the book in hand I dove into it as quickly as I could, not
knowing what to expect from the title, but that is usual for a Seuss
book. Having completed the book, I knew immediately that it never should
have been published. At least not this way. Not as a childrens book. Not
being called the ``lost work'' as I had seen.
You see Ted Geisel was a perfectionist, and many times in his
life he would start a project and get a rough draft done, and then
(knowing that it was not finished) put it away for later work. Kind of
like stepping back and letting the dust settle, then seeing whats there,
and what needs to be done. I feel that is where this book was. Not finished.
There are too many awkward lines, and Mr. Geisel would quite literally
spend hours, struggling over just one line, much less let a book full
of the get published.
Yes the idea of the story is very Seussian, and flows just like
many of his books, but you can feel that it is not the same as the rest.
What I feel they should have done with this lost manuscript is
compiled it with all the other unfinished works, and poems, and misc.
tidbits, into one larger book, and published all of it that way. It would
have been like a gift to all of us loyal fans, and would be telling us,
that Mr. Geisel was not finished with these, but here is what he had worked
on. Instead I feel some corporate stiff, saw a method to make a buck,
finished the script, how they wanted it done, added art work, and slapped
the name ``Dr. Seuss'' on it. I just hope this is the last book done this
Good vs The Public Goods
The might of legal
maneurering does not change authenticity, it skews the ground on which
all creativity is based. Rewards to the greedy, the powerful, the corrupt
must be recognized; free enterprise, invisible hand marketing, public
relations and insider deals are the foundation of our economic system,
a system that can not change without changing the paradigmatic base of
our society. Its structure is formed to reward those with hubris and punish
Vexing our neurons,
this activity is maneuvering that questions our motive for being alive.
Choice is what we crave well What cost for Kiddy
|The Zobell Prize is awarded by its founder each year for
flagrant theft of children's literature. To be recognized for the
"Zobell" one must not only steal intellectual property but
take it to press and receive undeserved economic gain. The more one
obfuscates and lies as to the origin of the work, the better the chances
one has of getting into the finals. Final decisions are made on content
and brazen disregard for originality, however chances are improved
by the use of bribery and extortion.
Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel a biography by Judith & Neil Morgan
And finally a great little review of the movie
"The Cat in the Hat" by conservative Bill O'Reilly
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Pure at Heart. Gray Cary, Advocates for the Devil if he could only be
found, are left to their own devices to divine Intellectual Property and
implement the exploitation of weakness.
She volunteers this information to avoid the rap that shes exploiting
Seuss and explains that by creating trademarks in various media, shes
protecting her husbands creations. Yet some of (Audrey) Geisels
decisions, notably to publish some material that her notoriously perfectionist
husband left unpublished, are difficult even for her to explain.
Magazine Seuss On The Loose Nov 20th, 2000
little Bio on Audrey Geisel
Formerly married to cardiologist Grey Dimond with two daughters Lea and
Lark. Audrey and Grey were friends with Ted and Helen Geisel in La
Jolla, California. Despite the fact that Ted was 18 years her senior,
Ted Geisel and Audrey Dimond had an illicit affair which contributed
along with her failing health, to the suicide of Ted Geisel's wife
Helen on October 23, 1967. In less than one year, Ted and Audrey were
married on June 21, 1968. Ironically, Ted Geisel, the greatest
children's writer, didn't care much for living with kids and so
Audrey's two daughters were sent away to school at ages 9 and 14.
Currently Audrey Geisel is CEO of Dr Seuss Enterprises at age 82. In
1992, while remodeling her La Jolla home, Audrey Geisel claimed to have
found the lost manuscript of an unpublished work in the bottom of a
drawer. That manuscript became the book "Daisy-Head Mayzie."
Certified a New York Times Hardcover Bestseller in 1995, the book went
on to sell millions of copies worldwide and was also made into a
feature length animated film in conjunction with Hanna Barbara. The
book Daisy-head Mayzie was registered at the US Copyright office in 1994.