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Happy birthday to the late, great Maurice Sendak, who would have been 85 today.

The incomparable author sat down with Stephen Colbert early last year for one of the most memorable Colbert Report interviews ever.

Google have paid to tribute to the late author Maurice Sendak, by creating an elaborately wonderful animated Google Doodle in celebration of his 85th birthday.

The Doodle, formatted as a spinning wheel takes viewers on a journey through some of Sendak’s…

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[caption id=”attachment_15104” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are 2 Dust Jacket for ‘Where the Wild Things Are 2; Still Wildin’! Featuring Vin Diesel, Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak. New York, 2011.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15098” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]In the Night Kitchen bottom cut outs Ziploc Bag Containing 246 Penises and Bottoms Excised from Maurice Sendak’s ‘In the Night Kitchen’. New York, 2011.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15096” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]Stephen Colbert I Am A Pole Exhibition Stephen Colbert, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!): Typescript Dummy Book with Manuscript Cover. New York, 2011.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15101” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]Stephen Colbert Sharpie Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011. Gift of The Colbert Report
Sharpie markers used by Stephen Colbert and Maurice Sendak during Colbert Report interview. 2011.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15097” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]Stephen Colbert I Am A Pole Manuscript Stephen Colbert, I Am A Pole (And So Can You!): Autograph Manuscript [Fair Copy]. New York, 2012.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15100” align=”aligncenter” width=”232”]I Am A Pole Illustrations by Paul Hildebrand Paul Hildebrand, preliminary drawing for I Am a Pole (And So Can You!). New York, 2012.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15099” align=”aligncenter” width=”300”]I Am A Pole on The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert, Preliminary Dust Jacket for ‘I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)’. New York, 2011.[/caption]

[caption id=”attachment_15103” align=”aligncenter” width=”225”]Stephen Colbert United We Stand Deli United We Stand Deli, Receipt for Turkey Sandwich Eaten by Stephen Colbert. New York, 2012.[/caption]

(Images Courtesy of The Rosenbach Museum & Library Press)

All items featured in the exhibitions are gifts from ‘The Colbert Report’. You can view the full list of items [Here]

Stephen Colbert I Am A Pole Exhibition at The Rosenbach Museum & Library The Rosenbach Museum & Library, noted for its outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, and art, is pleased to announce the acquisition of materials from television host and, more recently, “children’s book” author, Stephen Colbert. Colbert recently donated to the Rosenbach working materials from his book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), firmly planting his flagpole among the likes of renowned authors such as James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, and Bram Stoker, among others whose manuscripts are part of the Rosenbach collection.

“The Rosenbach is honored to receive Colbert’s materials from ‘I Am a Pole’ and delighted that Colbert will join the ranks of the many respected authors whose materials reside in our collection,” said Derick Dreher, John C. Haas Director of the Rosenbach. “Colbert shows the obvious influence of Joyce in his quasi-autobiographical story of a likeable main character embarking on an odyssey of self-discovery. The Rosenbach is just as interested in the classics of tomorrow as in proven masterpieces and will be pleased to display the Colbert materials alongside other great examples of English literature and American history.”

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To celebrate this grand acquisition, the Rosenbach will host a limited-time exhibition, Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles!, through November 11, 2012. The exhibition will include items such as Colbert’s fair-copy manuscript of I Am a Pole, footage from Colbert’s interviews with Sendak, cut-outs of the explicit “body parts” from Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, and even the markers sniffed by the two during their interview. Additionally, the exhibition will feature a sampling of other fine poles found in the Rosenbach’s literary and artistic collections.

On Display: Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Conversation with the Curator: 6 – 7PM Thursday, August 2, 2012.

Get the inside scoop on Maurice Sendak & Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects … and Poles! This informal presentation is led by exhibition curators Judith Guston and Patrick Rodgers. They’ll talk about how Stephen Colbert’s materials related to I am a Pole came to live at the Rosenbach and answer questions as you explore the exhibition further.

COMPETITION: Win VIP tickets to a live filming of The Colbert Report, official Colbert Nation merchandise, and free passes to visit the Rosenbach.
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On last night’s Colbert Report, Stephen paid tribute to the late, great Maurice Sendak by airing never-before-seen footage from his now-classic interview with the legendary author. Click the image to watch.

Meanwhile, Stephen’s own children’s book, I Am a Pole (And So Can You!), is available now.


The inspiring words of Maurice Sendak.

(via fuckyeahstevejonandstephen)