Dr. Seuss was real ‘Cat in the Hat’: His secret hat collection revealed

(Photo: Dr. Seuss Enterprises)

Dr. Seuss didn’t have to go far to find inspiration for his famous “Cat in the Hat” character: apparently, he just looked in the mirror.

Beloved children’s book author Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel had an affinity for over-the-top headgear, and kept a personal collection of hundreds of outlandish hats that went on public display this week for the first time.

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