Friday Find: Letters of Note

You've likely heard about the recent passing of one of the greats, Mr. Gene Wilder. As happens when a famous person shuffles off this mortal coil, condolences and memories flooded the web. One of them was touching in its own right, but also reminded me of a website I hadn't visited in a while: Letters of Note.

This post features a letter from Wilder to Willy Wonka director Gene Stuart, detailing the way he wanted to portray Wonka in the film. Some of the iconic bits of the role, from his entrance to details of his suit, came from Wilder's own mind. This is some lovely insight into the spirit of a lovely man.

When you've got a few moments, be sure to check out the rest of Letters of Note.

 Photo from lettersofnote.com.

Photo from lettersofnote.com.