Uncle Forry’s Ackermansions
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Uncle Forry’s Ackermansions Documentary DVD Famous Monsters of Filmland Forrest J Ackerman Forrest J. “Forry” Ackerman was a fixture in the science fiction and horror scene for as long as anyone can remember. Having picked up a sci-fi magazine as a nine-year-old boy, the stage was set for a lifetime of passion for the subject. Starting a sci-fi club led to writing one of the genre's first fanzines. Getting to know writers and artists in the field landed Forry work as a literary agent and he began amassing one of the world's largest collections of fantasy material. A meeting with James Warren would turn into a pop culture- changing event as Forry was asked to head a new magazine and “Famous Monsters of Filmland" was born. He started opening his house to the public in the early 1950's, a tradition he would carry on through three Ackermansions up until 2008. His collections were stuffed to the rafters in every nook and cranny, leaving visitors to wonder where there may be living space. “Uncle Forry’s Ackermansions” tours us through all three of his homes. You'll see: Memorabilia Including 300,000 Books Original 1933 "King Kong" Props Original Ray Harryhausen Props Forry’s "Metropolis" Maria Robot Bela Lugosi’s Vampire Cape Lon Chaney, Sr.'s Makeup Box Dracula Signed by Bram Stoker and Famous Horror Stars Frankenstein Signed by Mary Shelley Rare Interviews with Forry by Bob Wilkins ("Creature Features" Host) Video and Photographs Seen for the First Time In the welcoming spirit of Uncle Forry, you are invited! 70 Minute historical footage photos and interviews. DVD extra photos of the Ennis House “House on Haunted Hill”.
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Media Format : DVD
- Run time : 1 hour and 10 minutes
- Actors : Forrest J Ackerman
- Studio : November Fire Recordings
- ASIN : B00KCD5190
- Number of discs : 1
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First seeing his collection in photos, he influenced me to start a horror collection of my own. However, his 3 Ackermansions are so packed, I desperately wished for a second disk with a slideshow chronicling his massive catalogue. But, I know this would be an impossible feat.
For a personal tour, through the golden years of horror and science fiction, I highly recommend this dvd.
On the dvd extra, his mini mansion was located right below The Ennis House, from House on Haunted Hill! Now that was dedication!
This holds special meaning to me because I grew up reading FM, and was lucky enough to have my Picture published in the "Wanted More Readers Like" section in issue #113. I also visited the Ackermansion in 1997. I got some very cool footage of Uncle Forry on my visit. So this DVD was special to me and would be to any other FM fans.