Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman
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 fiction fandom; and one of the world’s foremost collectors of sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, 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 film; 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
7 The 1980sThe Best of Times the Worst of Times
Other editions - View all
Ackermonster actor Amazing Forries Angeles Science Fantasy asked attend autograph Award Bela Lugosi birthday party Boris Karloff Brad Linaweaver called classic horror collection comic Cridland David Hawk Dracula Dynacomm early editing editor Famous Monsters ofFilmland fans fanzine favorite ForrestJ Ackerman Forry Ackerman Forry and Wendy Forry felt Forry wrote Forry’s Frankenstein Glendower Avenue going guest Heinlein Hollywood horror films huge Hugo interested issue James Warren Jim Morrow Joe Moe John Landis Jolson King Kong knew later letter living lobby cards Lon Chaney look loved Mary Ellen Daugherty Metropolis Michael Ramsey monster magazine motion picture movie never ofthe Perry Rhodan person published Ray Bradbury Ray Ferry Ray Harryhausen readers Robert Bloch sci-fi Science Fantasy Society Science Fiction Convention science fiction films someone Star talk television theater things Vampirella wanted Wendayne World Science Fiction writing Wyman young