Tag: Forrest J. Ackerman
Can any sci fi and/or horror genre fan not know who Forrest J Ackerman, aka The Ackermonster, is?
You’ve doubtless heard of him – the editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland from 1958-1983, cameos in dozens of science fiction films, collection of sci fi props, posters and other material on display, first at the Ackermansion and then at the Ackerminimansion, one of the three amigos along with Ray Harryhausen and Ray Bradbury.
McFarland has recently brought out a biography of Forry by a long-time friend, Deborah Painter, and The Thunder Child reviews it at Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman.
The Thunder Child writes “Steve Vertlieb, who contributes regular essays to The Thunder Child in our Vertlieb’s Views section (bios of Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, appreciations of Bernard Herrmann, “How I Met the Blob” and so on) knew Forry Ackerman for over 40 years. He has penned a rememberance called The Most “Famous Monster” of Them All. Check it out at: http://thethund.ipower.com/Movies/VertliebViews/ForryAckermanTribute.html (Forrest J. Ackerman was the editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, and the only non-Ray of the three-Rays – friends with Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen since teenage-hood.)”