By Forrest J. Ackerman
If you happen to enjoyed recognized Monsters of Filmland journal as a tender child boomer, this nostalgic glance again through the child-at-heart editor, Forrest J Ackerman, will carry again hot thoughts. Its like sitting with Forry as he is going throughout the first 50 matters ("the nifty fifty") and reminisces in regards to the contents of every one. alongside the way in which he tells a laugh (and occasionally unhappy) anecdotes concerning the construction of the journal in his trademark stream-of-consciousness sort, sprinkled calmly with the oddball puns you used to like again within the '60s. Very informative, with a pleasant picture of every disguise, and the entire tale of ways the journal was once based by means of writer James Warren and editor FJA.
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In its own way, the house was as horsey as Jane’s, but at a higher, wealthier level: wonderful paintings of horses, including a few by George Stubbs himself, bronzes of horses from every era, shelf after shelf of gleaming polo trophies, some of them works of art in themselves. There was a pianist at the big white Steinway grand playing tunes from Cole Porter, Noel Coward, and Rogers and Hart, while the butler circulated through the room reﬁlling people’s glasses. It was all like stepping back into the 1920s.
That’s what I said to him. ” She paused. ” “Up to a point. ” I knew better than to put the blame on Black Jack. You can’t criticize the horse somebody has lent you—it just isn’t done. Jane chuckled. “Nobody’s done that in years,” she said. ” “Aye, that he did,” Thady said contentedly. “I told him that’s what happens when you get a real daredevil in the hunt ﬁeld. ” He sipped his tea, into which Jane had poured a generous shot of Irish whiskey. ” The same thought had occurred to me, which perhaps explains why I never repeated the experience.
I gave a sigh of relief as we turned off the main road into a narrower, 38 Horse People but quieter, dirt one, then, after what seemed like a long time, onto the gravel of a driveway that took us around the side of a magniﬁcent old brick mansion to a vast expanse of lawn, on which I saw two or three dozen more horses and riders, mixed in with a lot of well-dressed people on foot—for foxhunting is as much a social occasion as a sport, in which seeing who is there and being seen are perhaps more important to most people than killing a fox.
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