Forrest J Ackerman-related collection of (25) books and ma...
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DescriptionForrest J Ackerman-related collection of (25) books and magazines including Cinema 57, the French publication that inspired Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine (1957-2008). Vintage original collection of (25) Forrest J Ackerman-edited or related magazines and books including (1) copy of the French 1-off pocket magazine that became the Inciting incident for modern monster magazine fandom. In 1957, Forest J Ackerman returned from a trip to France. Stopping in NYC, he met with publisher James Warren. Forry shared the French monster mag with Warren who got excited at the thought of cloning his own 1-off by collecting all the stills and translating the text to English. Not long back in Los Angeles, Forry received a call from James who'd discovered that all the stills in the French mag belonged to countless collectors and that translation would be a chore. Forry chimed in, "I have all of those stills in my own collection and I could easily write the magazine." Only weeks later, the two sat across a table in LA, Forry's fingers flying over his keyboard while Jim Warren held up a sign reading, "I am a 14-year old boy and I am your reader. Forry Ackerman, make me laugh!" The rest is history. This lot also includes (11) issues of Forrest J Ackerman's Monsterland magazine with 2-issue 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2-7, complete set of (2) Forrest J Ackerman's Monsterama, (3) Forrest J Ackerman's Wonderama, (1) Forrest J Ackerman's Monsters & Imagi-Movies, (1) Famous Forry Fotos, (2) Rue Morgue Forrest J Ackerman cover art issues, (1) Forrest J Ackerman's Horror & Sci-Fi Collection Museum books by Hajime Ishida, (2) It's Alive @ 85 Forry Birthday programs (Limited editions: 5 of 250 / 76 of 250) w/Forry-signed 1st Annual 4E Awards certificate presented to Kevin Burns. (1) Lon of 1000 Faces, signed by Forry. Exhibiting light age and handling. In vintage Very Good to Fine condition. Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.
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