above: Ray Bradbury displays a gift bottle of dandelion wine at a previous signing.
above: Smilin’ Ray Harryhausen at a previous signing.
From Bookfellows/Mystery and Imagination‘s announcement list email:
Monday, February 25, 7:30:
“Ray Harryhausen, Forrest Ackerman and Ray Bradbury–the three founding members of the Los Angeles Science Fiction Association–will be giving a talk, doing a Q&A, and signing books and DVDs on hand at our bookstore. This will fun and very special. Please join us in celebrating these remarkable men’s contributions to the science fiction and horror genres.
“Mr. Harryhausen, the inventor of stop-motion animation will be visiting Los Angeles from his home in London! Mr. Ackerman was Mr. Bradbury’s first agent and is credited with helping to sell Mr. Bradbury’s first book.
“We have a photo posted of the three horror/sci-fi film pioneers, whose first loves were dinosaurs and KING KONG, at their sci-fi meeting in the 1950s at Clifton’s cafeteria in downtown LA. Mr. Harryhausen’s film THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS was inspired by Mr. Bradbury’s story THE FOGHORN. The three men are incredibly linked to each other and to the genre and have quite an anecdotal history to talk about. They blazed the trail for so many others.
“Yes, all you special effects people–please bring your models and creations to show Mr. Harryhausen. Last year, when they were brought, Mr. Harryhausen loved it!
“In respect for the energy of the three men aged 87, 87 and 91, we have agreed with the authors not to take any mail orders for this event. Sorry, NO items will be allowed to be brought into the bookstore to be signed for this event. Thanks for your understanding and respect for the authors.
“MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION is owned and operated by Malcolm and Christine Bell, who have been Los Angeles-area purveyors of Mystery, Detective, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror fiction since 1975.
“In recent years, under the name BOOKFELLOWS, the couple has expanded their stock to include all kinds of Fiction, Poetry, Drama, Children’s Lit, Performing Arts, Western Americana, and fine books in many non-fiction areas.
“Malcolm and Christine are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of American and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers; they serve on the board of Firsts Magazine, and regularly offer articles and advice to the readers of that book collecting journal.
“Our open shop, BOOKFELLOWS/MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION, is located in the Los Angeles area, at 238 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, California 91203, and houses over 4,000 square feet of books, ranging from scarce first editions to paperbacks.
“We welcome wantlists and happily conduct book searches. Give us a call at 818/545-0206, email us at email@example.com, or, best of all, come visit us in person to browse, search for that elusive title, or just talk books.
“We’re open seven days a week!
Sunday, noon to 6pm”
link courtesy P. Relic!