Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween 1938: Ray Bradbury, Forrest Ackerman, and Ray Harryhausen

What were Ray Bradbury, Forrest Ackerman, and Ray Harryhausen doing on Halloween in 1938? The answer is recorded in "The Bradbury Chronicles," a 1975 interview between Ray Bradbury and Shel Dorf which is incorporated in the book Conversations with Ray Bradbury (2004):
Ray Bradbury: ... Ray and I became fast friends. I used to go out to his house. He made a life mask of me and put together a liquid latex horror-mask for me to wear on Halloween back in 1938. And I went to the Paramount Theatre with Ray Harryhausen and Forrest Ackerman, wearing this liquid latex green Martian sort of mask, and had a wonderful time. So you see how crazy we all were. ...
For another interesting Halloween sci-fi tidbit, check out this bookplate signed by Bradbury.

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