In the beginning Lilli was a German cartoon character, created by Reinhard Beüthien for the tabloid Bild-Zeitung in Hamburg, Germany. In 1953 Bild-Zeitung decided to market a Lilli doll and contacted Max Weissbrodt from the toy company O&M Hausser in Neustadt/Coburg, Germany. Following Beuthien's drawings, Weissbrodt designed the prototype of the doll, which was on sale from 1955 to 1964, whenMattel acquired the rights to the doll and German production of Bild Lilli stopped.
John Green: Green, a canny social networker with a popular video blog, drew attention from filmmakers for his previous books (Looking for Alaska, Paper Towns), but his latest hit, The Fault in Our Stars, about two cancer-stricken teens who fall in love, seems most likely to make it to the big screen first. Fox 2000 picked up the rights, and Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (500 Days of Summer) are writing. want to read