Mel Stuart, the award-winning director of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, has died, according to The Associated Press. He was 83.
Stuart died in his Los Angeles home after battling cancer, his daughter said.read more
Joe Maddalena, Jon Mankuta and Tracey McCall travel to North Carolina to visit collector and military contractor Wesley Cannon's "man cave." Wesley's collection of horror movie memorabilia is impressive, but finding a stash of Jim Henson items is the real coup.
Back at the office, Brian Chanes is authenticating a gobstopper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Joe then meets with director Mel Stuart, who has some personal items that he is willing to consign. But the big mystery revolves around a possible alternate ending in the original script and Joe is eager to talk to Mel about it. Then, Joe and Jon track down what appears to be Robin's sidecar from the 1960's Batman television series. Of course, there is only one person who can truly authenticate it -- Burt Ward. watch
It's time for Joe Maddalena's annual Appraisal Fair. Joe and his team set up shop at the Screen Actors Guild to meet with the public, who will bring them their props and Hollywood memorabilia items for review. Jon scores early with a rare Sheena, Queen of the Jungle costume. Jesse finds a Men in Black piece, but the owner won't consign. Meanwhile, Tracey searches the racks at Roxy Deluxe, a massive costume rental house. She finds Jeff Bridges' "Dude" sweater from The Big Lebowski. watch