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1 Ackerman, Forrest J Forrest J Ackerman, Famous Monster of Filmland
Pittsburgh Imagine, Inc. 1986 0-91137-05-X First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
[just the tiniest bit of handling wear, very slight fading to top right corner of front cover]. Trade PB (B&W and color photographs, graphics) Sort of a memoir by the Ackermonster, in the form of an account of the birth of his most notable (and influential) creation, "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine, and its development through its first fifty issues. Jam-packed with great illustrations (including an 8-page color section), anecdotes, film facts, bad puns, and so on, the book was consciously "designed in the style of the early FMs but written on a level for those of us who were youngsters in the 50s and 60s (less puns, that is)" and is just as much fun to read as an average issue of Famous Monsters of that era -- which is to say, a lot. Ackerman, who died in 2008, had an enormous influence on young film fans (including yours truly) who devoured his magazines and internalized his infectious love for the sci-fi/horror genre -- and who often went on to become important writers or filmmakers themselves. (Forry published a "Volume II" follow-up in 1991, covering the history of issues 51 through 100 of the magazine.) 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 {Chaney, Lon} Ackerman, Forrest J Lon of 1000 Faces!
Beverly Hills CA Morrison, Raven-Hill Company 1983 0-912189-01-0 / 9780912189017 First printing Softcover Very Good+ 
[minor edgewear, a little rubbing to covers, very slight dog-earing to bottom right corner of front cover, one-time owner's embossed seal on title page]. Trade PB (B&W photographs) Profusely illustrated tribute to Lon Chaney, the legendary "Man of a Thousand Faces," with contributions by Robert Bloch, Ray Bradbury, Lon Chaney Jr., and many others. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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