The Ackermansion was the home of Forrest J. Ackerman from the early 1950s until 1973 (Astrella and Greene, 18). Ackerman had gathered an impressive collection of film memorabilia, from all kinds of sets having to do with science-fiction, horror or fantasy. Those included costumes, from the early film King Kong, Vampirella’s set, as well as molds and props, including a functioning Gremlin puppet.
Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society
637 1/2 Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) was created in 1934 (link – LASFS website). In his Memoirs of a Superfluous Fan, T. Bruce Yerke writes that the LASFS used to be the LASFL, or Los Angeles Chapter Number 4, of the Science Fiction League.
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Crozetti, Lora. "Confetti for Crozetti", Shangri-L'affaire, Issue 17, Aug. 1944. ONE Archives, Jim Kepner Box 31, Folder 1.
Culp, Jennifer. “Meet the woman who invented cosplay”, Racked online, May 9, 2016.
Laney, Francis T. Ah! Sweet Idiocy! 1948. Found scanned online.
Yerke, T. Bruce. Memoirs of a Superfluous Fan. Vol. 1, The Outsiders, 1944. ONE Archives, Jim Kepner Box 29, Folder 3.