November 19, 2015
Mr. Victor R. Del Regno
To Reign Productions
6718 Fox Hollow Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33412
l was glad to be able to attend last week’s Veteran’s Day screening of “Till Then: A Journey through World War ll Love Letters” at the Weaver Library in East Providence.
lt was nice to be able to see your great film again on a big screen and in the company of veterans. I must commend you on the production values, the location shooting, research and use of archival footage, and the overall tone and message of the film.
Before I became director and curator of the Culinary Arts Museum, my wife and I had a media company. We produced documentaries for nonprofits. One of our films for Henry Ford Museum covered a similar time period, as it was about Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion House, meant to solve the postWorld War ll housing crisis. Thus, l too have spent a lot of time looking for and reviewing old footage. When l see storytelling that works as powerfully as yours in ”Till Then,” I know the effort it takes.
At Johnson & Wales, we remain proud to have been able to support you and supply a location that fit the bill for the recreation of your mother’s kitchen. Our 1943 ”canning kitchen” display was inspired by a slidefilm produced by the Farm Security Administration, ”Today’s Storage is Tomorrow’s Dinner.” l think it was a great fit for your project.
Good luck with your future work in promoting the film. It really is a timeless story that has particular resonance right now given the everpresent conflicts in which we seem to become embroiled.
All best regards,
Richard J.S. Gutman
315 Harborside Boulevard, Providence Rhode Island 02905 Tel (401) 5982805 Fax (401)5982807 www.culinary.org