Great talk today with Mel Stewart’s widow (and Committee fan) Annie Dong-Stewart! Annie brought a picture of Mel being “saved” by Rev. Holey Moley aka John Brent. A nice detail that you can’t see here: the inside of the tamborine is inscribed with the phrase ” Every Soul is a Flower in Master’s Bouquet”.
Annie gave us an overview of Mel’s career, before, during, and after The Committee and described The Committee as a fan – the Satirathons were a particular favorite of hers. Thanks, Annie, for your time today and for helping us fill in Mel’s story.