Friday, December 5, 2008

In Remembrance:
Forrest J. Ackerman (1916-2008)

This streetcar pauses, yes it does, in fond remembrance of Forrest J. Ackerman: publisher, memorabilia collector and the only man in history capable of wearing a Hawaiian shirt and a set of fake Vampire choppers, while losing not a speck of credibility in the process. He was a true renaissance man . . . possibly the only interesting one in the last fifty years . . . and an even more genuine ecumenist of film. It is much more a comment on the times than on the man that he will no doubt be missed in some segments far less than he deserves.


Tor Hershman said...

Just surfed in, I used to truly dig FJA's Famous Monsters of Filmland mag.

Sam said...

I saw an interview with Forry thatm was done a few years back and it was amazing on how much stuff he collected over they years. Not to sound morbid, but I wonder where all of it will go to?

By the way, not only were you added to Facebook, but I now have you on my blogroll.

Tom Sutpen said...

Hey, Sam..

That's a good question. My guess is he's willed the contents of his collection to a University or Foundation; or perhaps it's all going to end up at Sotheby's with the proceeds from any auction going to a worthy principal.

And thanks pour le add/links!!