Douglas Adams’ letter to Disney is the secret of the universe

Read humor writer Douglas Adams hilarious letter to a Disney executive

Great post this week in the website Letters of Note, which gathers and sorts fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes and memos. It’s about Douglas Adams, who is one of my favorite humor writers. I always thought it was a shame that The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was not made into a classic movie, and now correspondence between Adams and Disney reveals just how hard it is to get any good book made into a good movie. At one point Adams sent Disney a letter that included every conceivable way the studio could get in touch with the writer, should the studio finally want to get down to brass tacks and get the movie made. You can read it here.


Author: Joe Donatelli

Joe Donatelli is a writer in Los Angeles. He publishes The Humor Columnist.