Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:
When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself… but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.
When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
Gene Wilder was a genius.
I will always reblog this.
HAPPY 71st BIRTHDAY PAUL!
↳ Paul McCartney on Magical Mystery Tour, 1967
1969 Fillmore East
The Beatles Book (also known as Beatles Monthly) was founded in 1963. It was first published in August 1963 and continued for 77 editions until it stopped publication after the December 1969 edition. It was revived in 1976, and ceased publication in 2003.
“It’s what I do, and what I love do, and it’s what I’ll continue doing…“
Scans - George Harrison at the Top Ten Club in Hamburg, 1961
“He was such a sweet and charming little boy. But he also had this melancholy feeling that I identified with….” - Juergen Vollmer
Photos: Juergen Vollmer
“[George] had a great following. Jurgen used to have a notice which said ‘I love George.’ He was one of the first to do that sort of thing.” - Astrid Kirchherr