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Phil, also since RB was, what?!, in his mid-late 40's when these ran ('61 & '69). The perspective and edge to his comments is interesting. The articles are quite extensive in references to what he was up to and the SF stuff occurring at the time are really quite historic.

Mr. B's comments never seem to be out of fashion or time. The Illustrated Man article review is vicious, though right on! He would admit for years after all of the flaws J. Dante states.

The pic of Hitchcock's "The Jar" episode is classic. It is one of my favorite creepy stories to be viewed from time to time.

This is a wonderful photo of lifetime friends...
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9z6T.../Bradbury,+et+al.jpg

Then, The "Our Spiritual Mother" (referred to on the side photo) is Ingrid Pitt. She survived a concentration camp as a child and made quite a career in the movie industry until her passing in 2010.

http://images.search.yahoo.com...2&.crumb=FpCRRED0P80
A vampiress beauty!

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Yes, Ray was 48-49 when THE ILLUSTRATED MAN movie came out. I found this article really interesting for a snapshot of Ray's views on SF at that time, just ahead of the first Moon landing, and for the passing comments on work in progress. I hadn't quite realised that AND THE ROCK CRIED OUT was still an active project at that time.

I've read dozens - maybe hundreds - of Ray's interviews and essays in my attempt to plot the development of his media projects, particularly the onesthat didn't come to fruition. In many of the interviews, you find the same material over and over again. But occasionally, as here, you get a slight frisson as you realise he's saying something you hadn't heard before.

I had a similar feeling when I listened to a 1956 radio interview in which Ray talks about this collection of Illinois short stories he's been working on, due out "next year... It's called DANDELION WINE..."


- Phil

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Originally posted by philnic:
I've read dozens - maybe hundreds - of Ray's interviews and essays in my attempt to plot the development of his media projects, particularly the onesthat didn't come to fruition. In many of the interviews, you find the same material over and over again. But occasionally, as here, you get a slight frisson as you realise he's saying something you hadn't heard before.

I had a similar feeling when I listened to a 1956 radio interview in which Ray talks about this collection of Illinois short stories he's been working on, due out "next year... It's called DANDELION WINE..."

Pacifica Radio Archives From The Vault, the first half, has this program of Ray Bradbury speaking before a science fiction convention in 1968. He discusses his Worlds Fair work, space exploration, Ernest Hemingway, THE ILLUSTRATED MAN film (still in production at the time), and more. http://fromthevaultradio.org/h...-the-final-frontier/

Ray Bradbury's friend Gene Roddenberry speaks during the second half.
 
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Ray Bradbury Square is now labelled as such on Google Maps! More here.


- Phil

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Located just a hop and skip away from "4th", on the corner of "5th" and "1" more significant street "Flower" on the map... Dandelion metaphor no doubt!

Earth and Mars.
 
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5th and Flower is the intersection, and it's not right in the middle of the intersection (as you might think from Google!) but off to one side, where there's a green looking park, just in front of the library... which is what makes it highly appropriate for Mr B.


- Phil

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Here is news about a Ray Bradbury event in Indianapolis, Friday and Saturday, March 22 & 23, with The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies director Jon Eller: http://newscenter.iupui.edu/59...nd-events-March-2223
 
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Another celebration of Bradbury with several of the Shadow Show contributors:

http://www.wbez.org/ray-bradbu...tival-writers-105822
 
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THE LIFE OF RAY BRADBURY is a 90-second (!) animated film. To view it, click on the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5enPRdtogc
 
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