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 magazine publisher James Warren would turn into a pop culture-changing event as Forry was asked to head a new magazine as "Famous Monsters of Filmland" was born.
He started opening his house to the public in the early 1950s, 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 and includes:
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 to 70 minutes of historical footage, photos and interviews, including extra photos of the Ennis House a.k.a. "House on Haunted Hill".
Run Time: 70 minutes. Region 0 DVD can be played worldwide. NTSC format. Brand new, factory sealed.
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