Denny’s Adventure’s in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 23 – August 2010)

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Submitted by denny September 18th, 2010
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I didn’t want this to get lost in a posting of other things and wanted to do a little dedication here to Allee’s pop, the man that started it all. I still have incredible visions of Allee running around a junk yard getting lost in piles of twisted metal fantasy, only to emerge years later as the writer of some of the most incredible pop hits ever and the owner of the biggest collection of kitsch. Thank you Mr. Willis, we love your Allee.

2 Responses to “Denny’s Adventure’s in Allee Willis’ “Willis Wonderland” (Part 23 – August 2010)”

  1. Allee Willis

    Allee Willis

    I’m so excited to see this here! This is an inscription on a framed plaque that I have hanging in my house commemorating my father for his years of service to the scrap metal industry. He was actually President of the Institute of Scrap Iron and Metal for many years. If memory serves, I was actually at this induction ceremony.

    There’s no question that spending almost every Saturday of my life at my father’s junkyard influenced my collecting and decorating habits as I grew up. As popular as my collection got, and even when it started getting a lot of press and appearing in books, my father never got over the fact that I clung to the tradition of buying used things instead of brand sparkling new ones. The one and only time he ever came to visit me in LA the only comment he made when he walked into my house was, ‚ÄúI’ll give you $22 a ton for it”. In other words, it was all still junk to him. Which I guess makes sense if you’ve entered the Half Century Club of the Institute Of Scrap Iron and Metal.