Forry: The Life of Forrest J Ackerman by Deborah Painter (with a foreword by Joe Moe) will be released November 3, 2010 according to Amazon.com.
Forrest J Ackerman (1916-2008) was an author, archivist, agent, actor, promoter, and editor of the iconic fan magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland; a founder of science fiction fandom; and one of the world’s foremost collectors of sci-fi, horror and fantasy films, literature, and memorabilia. This biography begins with a foreword by Joe Moe, Ackerman’s caregiver and close friend since 1983. It documents Ackerman’s lifelong dedication to his work in both literature and film; his interests, travels, relationships and associations with famous personalities; and his lasting impact on popular culture. Primary research material includes letters given by Ackerman to the author during their long friendship, and reminiscences from Ackerman’s friends, fans and colleagues.
The 224-page hardcover with 88 photos can be pre-ordered from publisher McFarland for $45.
Painter’s previous book was Hollywood’s Top Dogs (Midnight Marquee Press, Inc., 2008) covering 100 years of canine hero movies. She has written articles for such magazines as Filmfax and Horse and Horseman. Painter is currently an environmental services director for REMSA Incorporated.