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Famous Monsters of Filmland

November 6, 2008 |  4:18 pm

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Los Angeles Times

Forrest J. Ackerman, 1969

Geoff Boucher writes:

This is the 50th anniversary of the founding of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" by Forrest J. Ackerman, a man who almost single-handedly shaped the very essence of horror and science-fiction fandom. Uncle Forry, as he was affectionately known, was not only a fan, he has been an inspiring figure and friend to several generations of creators (he was Ed Wood's literary agent, which is just wonderful to consider).

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