Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Nov 15, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 224 pages
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Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) was an author, archivist, agent, actor, promoter, and editor of the iconic fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; a founder of science ?ction fandom; and one of the world's foremost collectors of sci-?, horror and fantasy ?lms, literature, and memorabilia. This biography begins with a foreword by Joe Moe, Ackerman's caregiver and close friend since 1982. It documents Ackerman's lifelong dedication to his work in both literature and ?lm; his interests, travels, relationships and associations with famous personalities; and his lasting impact on popular culture. Primary research material includes letters given by Ackerman to the author during their long friendship, and numerous reminiscences from Ackerman's friends, fans and colleagues.
  

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Contents

Foreword
1
Preface
5
1 Forrys Background Family and Early Years
11
2 I Couldnt Sleep with Marlene Dietrich
26
3 Sergeant AckAck
41
4 The 1950sForrys Rise to Fame
49
5 The 1960sForrest J Ackerman Movie Actor
64
6 The 1970sColleges Conventions and Creatures
86
The 1990sPinnacles of Achievement
117
9 The 2000sDocumentarian and Octogenarian
151
Five Personal Reminiscences Powell Knight Atkins Hawk Morrow
181
Chapter Notes
201
A Brief BioBibliography
203
Bibliography
207
Index
209
Copyright

7 The 1980sThe Best of Times the Worst of Times
101

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About the author (2010)

Deborah Painter has written articles for such magazines as Filmfax and Horse and Horseman. She is an environmental services director for REMSA Incorporated and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

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