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4E is gone but will always be remembered. I got to go to his house in 1996 and see his stuff ....wow ...He was one of the nicest hosts ever ...or should I say Ghost Host . The Master of the Pun and the guy who brought the monster fan boy out of the dungeon ..... Dr. Acula will be missed too ! Rest Forrest and be in Peace
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Awww! I was beginning to hope Forry was going to be one of those guys who NEVER dies! (Haven't found one yet, but they have to be out there.)

So, what happens to the Ackermuseium (sp)? Is it going to be broken up in auction (note: watch eBay!) or is someone going to try and keep it together?

I'd always hoped it would find a public home where people could go and look through it!
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On 2008-12-06 09:25, cardone wrote:
4E is gone but will always be remembered. I got to go to his house in 1996 and see his stuff ....wow ...He was one of the nicest hosts ever ...or should I say Ghost Host . The Master of the Pun and the guy who brought the monster fan boy out of the dungeon ..... Dr. Acula will be missed too ! Rest Forrest and be in Peace


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cardone
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The collection was sold to a guy in Germany about 6 years ago. He offered it for free to the city of LA ... but they turned it down .... so sad ...
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Prince Sirki claims his dearest friend. Sadly, I saw him only briefly in Chicago and never got to talk with him or visit his home. Famous Monsters was fun to read and collect in my teens, and I think we owe him a lot for his efforts that made the fantasy realm mainstream.
Most peculiar, when we ran King Kong at the cinematheque earlier this week, several people admiring my Kong collection display mentioned Famous Monsters. And that feeling of kinship I rarely found in my youth was bolstered.
His spiritual beliefs were such that he would not have believed in an afterlife as such, but if there is one (I make no promises!) I hope he knows how appreciative many of us are.
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Met him once.

When I was a young teen, about 1965, Famous Monsters ran a "make a film contest". My film was utterly incoherent, but I think probably every one of the couple of dozen people who actually made a film were declared winners (Joe Dante was one).

We all got our pic in the magazine, and wonderful prizes, except ... no one ever got their prizes and no one ever got their film back. Neither did any other winner I contacted. According to many sources, few of his business partners (especially publisher Jim Warren) were particularly reliable.

So I forgot about it until I was at the Worldcon in Baltimore (?) about 1983 (or it might have been DC in the late 70's) and found myself on the same elevator with Forry. I told him in just a few heartfelt words what had happened. I'll never forget the words he said to me.

"Oh, dear," he said. And then he said "This is my floor."

My brush with fame...?
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My older brother subscribed to FMofFilmland, and I loved reading it!
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My two childhood passions (and what I spent my paper route money on)... magic tricks and FMoF. With Forrest J. Ackerman, even the lowest of the "B" horror films seemed exciting! (Funny is exciting, right?)
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Wow .....keep the memories coming .... The new FM was a rip off the original .... they guy even stole The pen name DR Acula. Now that 4E is a ghost he'll go after him !
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Just read this. What a bummer! I actually met Forry at the 2nd "Famous Monsters" convention back in 1974; also met Peter Cushing and some b/c level horror film celebs. Great memories! I've got an attic full of FMs I'll have to dig out and look at now.
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I wouldn't have posted if I knew somebody else was...but still after finding out, I just HAD to.

Forry's been a part of my "magic interests" since 1962!!

There's gonna be one heck of a sci-fi convention in Heaven now!!
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One of these days I will post the Forrest Ackerman Tattoo I have .... I showed it to him when I went to his house and he got teary eyed and so did I .... He said If I died before him he would put my arm on his wall .
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