forrest_j_ackermanForrest J. Ackerman during wartime, from an amateur journal in PDF.

Ackerman had been a sometimes correspondent of Lovecraft since 1931. Also an early dealer in Lovecraft, as Fritz Leiber remembered…

“The Whisperer in Darkness,” which I bought in tearsheets from a Los Angeles schoolboy, Forrest J. Ackerman.

ackerman-1st-worldconAckerman in caped costume at the 1939 Worldcon convention.