Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rays at 90

Bradbury isn't the only Ray to reach the age of 90 this year. His lifelong friend Ray Harryhausen is also 90, and has just marked the occasion with a tribute evening at the British Film Institute. The event was hosted by John Landis, and included tributes from a host of Hollywood luminaries.

Even Bradbury put in an appearance, in a specially recorded video tribute.

I didn't attend the event, but I feel as if I was there thanks to this account of the festivities. Harryhausen's associate Arnold Kunert adds a lengthy comment clarifying the Bradbury-Harryhausen relationship.


Anonymous said...

Hi Phil,

I just found and am enjoying your blog. I too am a big fan of Mr. Bradbury. I saw 451 in high school and fell in love with his work when I read Dandelion Wine. I live in Kenosha Wisconsin but I work in Waukegan Illinois. I travel past Ray's Carnegie Library on my way to work every day. If you every want to chat about Mr. Bradbury, drop me a line at inque@sbcglobal.net.

Thanks for the blog. I'm adding it to my RSS feeds.

Rusty Bender

Phil said...

Hi Rusty,

how fortunate for you to work in Green Town! I visited there last year, and was quite amused by the similarities and differences between Waukegan and Green Town.

- Phil