By James H. Burns: I just received the sad news thay my old pal Al Levine has passed.
Many of you knew him, a fixture at North East conventions for DECADES…
Alan was one of the originals, his ads for comics going back to some of the earliest issues of the Comics Buyers Guide.
He also sold pulps, and perhaps most famously, movie material and memorabilia. (Al wound up helping to sell the E. Nelson Bridwell collection, and many other assortments, over the years!)
There was his store in New Jersey, for AGES
And he was someone I, and so many others, could trust.
And he was FUNNY!
And raised a lovely family, including, a beautiful granddaughter. (Amazing to me now, she’s in her twenties… I can remember cradling her on my shoulder at a Gallagher’s paper show!)
More info to follow, but I wanted to get word out, for anyone who might wish to attend tomorrow’s memorial service, at the Jewish Memorial Chapel, 841 Allwood Road, Clifton, NJ 07012, at 12:00 p.m., Noon. Click here for directions.
Much love, to his wife Sham, and all the children, and all his friends.
Update 01/09/2015: Al Levine was born 5/7/1935 and died 1/5/2015.