Continuing with the movie theme (this is Los Angeles, after all)... The American Cinematheque will host a 2-hour tribute this Sunday to one of movie fandom's greatest personalities, Forrest J. Ackerman, who passed away last December.
"Forry," as his friends knew him, was perhaps the most influential fan of science fiction for decades. He was the founding editor of Famous Monsters of Filmland, a magazine that helped promote and influence the genre film and generations of filmmakers. He was also an avid collector of movie memorabilia, and gave tours of his collection at his private home in Los Feliz.
The event will include testimonials from those who knew and loved Forry, plus film clips, slides, performances and more! Profiles in History will display a few of the Forrest J. Ackerman auction items they are handling, including some Bela Lugosi Dracula costumes and the robot from METROPOLIS.
Sunday, March 8, 4:00 pm. The Egyptian Theater is at 6712 Hollywood Blvd. A reception preceding the tribute starts at 3:00 pm. For more info, click here. FREE.