A Tribute to Forrest J. Ackerman
posted by William on March 8, 2009 at 12:30 pm
On Sunday March 8th. 2009 there will be a Special Tribute at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood at 4pm. A reception starts at 3pm and Free admission.
On Sunday March 8th. 2009 at 7pm.
Forrest J. Ackerman Tribute Double Feature:
“Famous Monster: Forrest J. Ackerman” (2007) 48 minutes.
“The Time Travelers” (1964) MGM 82 minutes.
Please give us more advanced notice on these interesting events… thanks!
I met Forry years ago at a Chiller Theatre in New Jersey. I asked him why they were bothering to remake “Psycho” (which they were doing at the time.)Neither he or I had any rational explanation for this totally unnecessary remake. I had him sign a book on Famous Monsters and another book he did on Sci. Fi. films. He seemed like a nice man. I used to subscribe to Famous Monsters as a kid, I loved reading it each month. I still have most of my original collection. He was a true legend.
I am so glad i found this site.I was an avid reader of FAMOUS MONSTERS and have kept almost every copy.Oh, i mised a few issues,but i did get my picture printed in the one that had “SCREAM ANS SCREAM.AGAIN” on the cover. He sent me a autograph of himself that read “Don’t let this give you Mike fright.” you know how happy that made a 13 year old ?
Forry,thanks and it is hard to believe other CT members have not added to what this great Editor did.
I lived for movies and Famous Monsters in the 1960s! And what a great magazine it was too! I anxiously waited for the newest issue every month and it was never a disappointment. Forry will forever be remembered as the pied piper for us horror/sci-fi fanatics who grew up during this period. I also subscribed and I still have most issues neatly stacked on the top shelf in my closet. Forry, you have a legion of fans who are forever grateful to you for creating Famous Monsters of Filmland!
Nice stories to remember FORRY.