Happy birthday, Forry!

Happy birthday, Forrest J. Ackerman  (1916-2008), the original sci-fi fanboy…


The Ackermonster was the biggest sci-fi collector known to mankind and was the proud owner of the cape used by Bela Lugosi in “Plan 9”. The picture below shows Forry and a fan trying the cape during a visit to the “Ackermansion” …




Plan 9 Soundtrack : the saga continues!

Another day, another great find by JesseRobot : a version of the Plan 9 soundtrack album, this time a 1986 release on Hippo Records. This one’s a real winner : the record contains the complete soundtrack with full dialogue, liner notes by cult movie connoisseur Danny Peary and some of Drew Friedman’s stunning Ed Wood-themed artwork (see previous posts for an overview). Friedman is NOT credited for his artwork (boo!), but no worries : he DID find out and finally got compensated…

Enjoy the artwork and the liner notes (click for a larger image), and thanks again to JesseR for the digging and the scans!

Plan 9 from Outer Space front Hippo Records 1986

Plan 9 from Outer Space back Hippo Records 1986

Plan 9 from Outer Space Hippo Records 1986 back liner notes

Plan 9 from Outer Space Hippo Records 1986 Drew Friedman sleeve art BACK

Plan 9 Soundtrack Album : Music by Quadriplegics!

A great find by my good friend JesseRobot : a vinyl copy of “Plan Nine From Outer Space. Original Soundtrack Recording”, released by Pendulum Records (EROS 009) in 1978. Click on the images for a good view of the front and back of the album :

Plan 9 from Outer Space front

Plan 9 from Outer Space back

Great! What’s even better are the liner notes on the back of the record, alledgedly by Ed himself, but dated december 1978 : the month he died (hm). But whatever the case may be, they’re a great read. You can take a closer look by clicking the images below :

Plan 9 from Outer Space back liner notes A

Plan 9 from Outer Space back liner notes B

Plan 9 from Outer Space back liner notes A and B

The record features library tracks by Gordon Zahler (1926-1975), a significant innovator in the development of music and sound effects in post war Hollywood, despite the fact that he was paralysed from the neck down due to a childhood accident!

Other credits as a sound and music supervisor include the TV Series “Popeye The Sailor”, “The New 3 Stooges”, “Tarzan” and “The New Adventures Of Superman”, as well as the excellent movie “Shock Corridor”. More info about Gordon Zahler can be found in his biography, written by his nephew Chip Jacobs : “Wheeling The Deal : The Outrageous Legend of Gordon Zahler, Hollywood’s Flashiest Quadriplegic” (Behler Publications, 2006).


Thanks to JesseR for the excellent scans!