David Allen and Forrest J Ackerman. Without Forry's magazine, "Famous Monsters of Filmland", I would never have met David Allen. Without David I would have never had a career. I never did make it to F.M. magazine.
Ray Harryhausen with some of his creations. He, like O'Brien, inspired me all through my youth.
Edgar Cayce, "The Sleeping Prophet"; a source of spiritual teaching and life philosophy. I have studied and applied his concepts since late 1960s.
John Myhers, writer, director, actor and friend. John opend my eyes to screenplay writing and the value of structure. His love of life has sustained and inspired me for years.
Dr. Herb & Rev. Anne Puryear, ministers of The Logos Center, Scottsdale, AZ. This is the only church that I official joined in my life. I have known Herb since 1973 and Anne since 1984. Logos Center focuses on the Edgar Cayce concepts and the New Testament teachings.
Willis O'Brien with "Mighty Joe Young." His work on King Kong fired my imagination and set me on the path of visual effects.
Jim Danforth, master animator, model maker, matte painter. My inspiration throughout my professional career.
Albert Whitlock, master matte painter. Truly my inspiration to do matte painting.
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