Monday, February 9, 2009
Sales from the Crypt...
The Associated Press reports that in April, the horror and Sci Fi memorabilia collection of Forrest J. Ackerman will be going on sale. Thousands of items will be sold at an auction arranged by Profiles in History. Among the items up for bids: the ring worn by Bela Lugosi in the 1931 film version of “Dracula,” and the costume he sported in Ed Wood’s 1959 sci-fi train wreck “Plan 9 From Outer Space,” as well as first-edition copies of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” the latter signed by Stoker, Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
Ackerman, of course, was a writer, actor, producer, editor of the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland, and a literary agent who helped coin the phrase Sci-Fi. He passed away in December.