Sunday, August 20, 2006
Earlier this summer I had a success with Mel Stuart, but the photo I received had been damaged in the mail. I recently got around to sending another letter to him and quickly received another reply. Mr. Stuart was the director of 1971's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, an adaption of the classic Rahl Dahl novel. He made a movie of the book at his daughter's suggestion. Rahl Dahl wasn't pleased with the result, so much that he refused to watch the movie in it's entirety! I received a black and white photo of Mel Stuart with Gene Wilder that was signed and inscribed to me. Mr.Stuart also enclosed a replica of the Golden Ticket that was autographed by him as well!