Famous Monster

This one-off documentary traces <b>Forrest J Ackerman&#39;s</b> 90-year modification from obsessed movie-going toddler to sci-fi literary agent ...

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  • Dark Horse Knows Everyone Needs a Little Forry

    One feature we know for sure is that horror fans don't shy away from hero worship. With that in mind, it's pretty astounding there aren't more collectibles featuring the legends of our class immortalized in cold cast resin or even MEGO-ized! Dark Horse is looking to coppers that...one famous monster at a time.

    Forrest J Ackerman, commonly known to fans as "Forry," comes to life in this colorful 13" leggy statue. Forry was the creator, editor, and principal writer for Famous Monsters of Filmland , a armoury that influenced generations while spreading the love of the horror genre. He was also known for his "Ackermansion," a sprawling concert-hall in Los Angeles that held his extensive horror book and memorabilia collection. For fifty years Forry shared his anthology with fans during open-house events. As an agent, writer, editor, and actor, he had far-reaching pressure in the science fiction, horror, and fantasy community. The statue includes a nameplate on the base with one of Forry's most standard nicknames, "Dr. Acula."

    Anyone out there upset about the recent death of Forrest J Ackerman?

    He created the journal Famous Monsters of Filmland which ended up getting censored for no reason in some cities like San Antonio.


    HE died when did that encounter ? seriously when?


    He passed away?

    I am saddened, as he was a titan in the silent picture industry.

    Forrest J. Ackerman Museum?

    What happened to Forrest Ackerman's Sci Fi Museum in Hollywood, after he died?


    Hello,
    Dejectedly, everything was sold at auction when Forry died. The proceeds paid his staggering medical bills, and the concluding proceeds were split among a small number of his closest friends.
    Donald

    RIP, Forrest J. Ackerman - Memories?

    For all fans of area fiction, fantasy and imaginative fiction, Forry Ackerman died peacefully at his home today after a want illness. He was 82.
    I only met Mr. Science Fiction a few times, but I will always remember his interest, enthusiasm, innate


    First I'd heard, Sometimes non-standard due to you. Like many kids of the 60's and 70's, I went from an interest in dinosaurs to monsters to sci-fi. I used to scan Famous Monsters of Filmland when young. Never met Forry or knew that much about him,

    Forrest J Ackerman - Bookshelf


    Forry, The Life of Forrest J Ackerman
    216 pages
    Forry, The Life of Forrest J Ackerman

    This biography begins with a preamble by Joe Moe, Ackerman's caregiver and close friend since 1982.
    About this book
    Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) was an initiator, archivist, agent, actor, promoter, and editor of the iconic fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; a fall through of science ?ction fandom; and one of the world's foremost collectors of sci-?, horror and fantasy ?lms, belles-lettres, and memorabilia. This biography begins with a foreword by Joe Moe, Ackerman's caregiver and close friend since 1982. It documents Ackerman's lifelong sanctification to his work in both literature and ?lm; his interests, travels, relationships and associations with famous personalities; and his lasting crash on popular culture. Primary research material includes letters given by Ackerman to the author during their eat one's heart out friendship, and numerous reminiscences from Ackerman's friends, fans and colleagues.

    Worlds of tomorrow, the amazing universe of science-fiction art
    176 pages
    Worlds of tomorrow, the amazing universe of science-fiction art

    The admired science fiction and horror aficionado and publisher of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" presents this assemblage of more than 300 covers from science fiction pulp and paperbacks from the 1920s to the 1960s. Full color.
    About this book
    The inamorata science fiction and horror aficionado and publisher of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" presents this store of more than 300 covers from science fiction pulp and paperbacks from the 1920s to the 1960s. Full color.

    Forrest J. Ackerman's world of science fiction
    240 pages
    Forrest J. Ackerman's world of science fiction

    Offers a verifiable look at science fiction as a genre in literature, films, and television
    About this book
    This look at method fiction "is heavily illustrated with classic sci-fi books jackets; great, colorful images from crave-out-of-print magazines; and a comprehensive 20th-century photo collection of classic actors, creepy reptiles, and "gi-ants" that will enliven the sci-fi connoisseur."--Jacket.