As the publisher of Red Alert in 1963, I made several journeys to Shepperton to meet Stanley. While at Shepperton, and waiting outside the huge stage that formed the war-room for a "take" to be completed, I was chatting to the actor Peter Bull, when we both noticed a pile of crates containing custard-pies, destined for the famous throwing scene in the movie. Each of the crates was personally addressed to Stanley Kubrick and the purveyor was none other than Fortnum and Mason. Could it have been anyone else?
Former Editorial Director, Corgi Books