Ray Bradbury

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Ray Bradbury

American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer add

Category: Literature

Born in 1920.

Countries: United States (61%), United Kingdom (7%), California (7%)

Main connections: Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel), California, Francois Truffaut

Linked to: American Academy of Arts and Letters, Los Angeles Times, Paramount Pictures, Soviet Union




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Ray Bradbury was born in 1920 add something


Between 1926 and 1933, the Bradbury family moved back and forth between Waukegan, Illinois and Tucson, Arizona, Arizona add something


In 1931, at age eleven, young Ray began writing his own stories add something


In 1932, one of Bradbury's earliest influences was Edgar Allan Poe add something


The Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles , California in 1934 add something


When the Bradbury family moved to Los Angeles , California in 1934, Bradbury attended &Los Angeles_High_School and was active in the drama club add something


In 1936, at a secondhand bookstore in Hollywood, Ray Bradbury discovered a handbill promoting meetings of the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society add something


Having been inspired by science fiction heroes like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers, Bradbury began to publish science fiction stories in fanzines in 1938 add something


In 1939 Bradbury joined Laraine Day's Wilshire Players Guild where for two years he wrote and acted in several plays add something


Between 1940 and 1947, he was a contributor to Rob Wagner's film magazine, "Script" add something


He became a full-time writer by the end of 1942 add something


Bradbury liked the idea and recalled making notes in 1944 to do a book set on Mars add something


Jack Snow (writer) - In 1944, he attempted to get NBC to produce a radio series based on the stories of fellow "Weird Tales" author Ray Bradbury


Bradbury's first story about them was "Homecoming," published in the 1946 Halloween issue of "Mademoiselle", with Addams illustrations add something


His first collection of short stories, "Dark Carnival", was published in 1947 by Arkham House, a small press in Sauk City, Wisconsin, owned by writer August Derleth add something


"Homecoming" won a place in The O. Henry Prize Stories of 1947 add something


In 1949, Bradbury and his wife were expecting their first child add something


Also in the early 1950s, adaptations of Bradbury's stories were televised in several anthology shows, including "Tales of Tomorrow", "Lights Out", "Out There", "Suspense", "CBS Television Workshop", "Jane Wyman's Fireside Theatre", "Star Tonight", "Windows" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" add something


From 1951 to 1954, 27 of Bradbury's stories were adapted by Al Feldstein for EC Comics, and 16 of these were collected in the paperbacks, "The Autumn People" and "Tomorrow Midnight" , both published by Ballantine Books with cover illustrations by Frank Frazetta add something


Bradbury was hired in 1953 by director John Huston to work on the screenplay for his film version of Melville's "Moby Dick" , which stars Gregory Peck as Captain Ahab, Richard Basehart as Ishmael, and Orson Welles as Father Mapple add something


Producer William Alland first brought Bradbury to movie theaters in 1953 with "It Came from Outer Space", a Harry Essex screenplay developed from Bradbury's screen treatment "Atomic Monster" add something


"The Merry-Go-Round," a half-hour film adaptation of Bradbury's "The Black Ferris," praised by "Variety", was shown on "Starlight Summer Theater" in 1954 and NBC's "Sneak Preview" in 1956 add something


Playboy - The novel "Fahrenheit 451", by Ray Bradbury, was serialized in the March, April and May 1954 issues of "Playboy"


Moby-Dick - The most famous adaptation was the John Huston 1956 film produced from a screenplay by author Ray Bradbury


Instead, he extracted seventeen stories and, with three other Green Town tales, and bridged them into his 1957 masterpiece, "Dandelion Wine" add something


It was based on his story "The Magic White Suit" originally published in "The Saturday Evening Post" in 1957 add something


The latter was adapted from his 1957 novel "Dandelion Wine" add something


The story had previously been adapted as a play, a musical, and a 1958 television version add something


Dennis Etchison - He attended UCLA film school in the 1960s and has written many screenplays as yet unproduced, from his own works as well as those of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King "The Mist"


The episode was first aired on May 18, 1962 add something


Something Wicked This Way Comes (novel) - "'Something Wicked This Way Comes"' is a 1962 fantasy novel by Ray Bradbury


Bradbury and director Charles Rome Smith co-founded Pandemonium in 1964, staging the New York production of "The World of Ray Bradbury" , adaptations of "The Pedestrian", "The Veldt", and "To the Chicago Abyss add something


In 1965, three of Ray Bradbury's stories were adapted for the stage add something


Francois Truffaut - In 1965 he directed the American production of Ray Bradbury's classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451.


In 1966, Bradbury helped Lynn Garrison create AVIAN, a specialist aviation magazine add something


Julie Christie - In 1966, Christie played a dual role in Fran├žois Truffaut's adaptation of the Ray Bradbury novel "Fahrenheit 451", where she starred opposite Oskar Werner


Oskar Werner - In 1966, he played book-burning fireman Guy Montag in Fran├žois Truffaut's film adaptation of the cult-classic "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury


In 1969, "The Illustrated Man" was brought to the big screen, starring Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom and Robert Drivas add something


Rod Steiger - In 1969, he appeared in the film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Illustrated Man with his-wife, Claire Bloom.


Jerry Goldsmith - In 1969, the California Chamber Symphony commissioned Goldsmith to compose a cantata based on the text "Christus Apollo" by science fiction author Ray Bradbury, with whom Goldsmith had previously worked on dramatic radio and later the 1969 film "The Illustrated Man"


Ted Mann - The first production to his credit was 1969's "The Illustrated Man", based on a Ray Bradbury book


Charles W. Fries - Among the projects he produced are "The Amazing Spider-Man" television series, which aired in the USA between 1977-1979, the 1980 television miniseries "The Martian Chronicles", based on the book by Ray Bradbury, the 1981 television docudrama "Bitter Harvest", and the 1989 made-for-TV movies "Small Sacrifices" and "The Neon Empire"


In the 1980s, Bradbury concentrated on detective fiction add something


"The Martian Chronicles" became a three-part TV miniseries starring Rock Hudson which was first broadcast by NBC in 1980 add something


The 1982 television movie, "The Electric Grandmother", was based on Bradbury's short story "I Sing the Body Electric add something


"In 1982 he created the interior metaphors for the Spaceship Earth display at Epcot Center, Disney World add something


Ralph Bakshi - He turned down offers to direct Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep-" He passed the latter to Ridley Scott, who adapted it into the 1982 film "Blade Runner"


Georges Delerue - In 1982 they reunited for the Disney film version of Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes", but the production was fraught with problems


The 1983 horror film "Something Wicked This Way Comes", starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce, is based on the Bradbury novel of the same name add something


Jonathan Pryce - In 1983, Pryce played the role of the sinister Mr. Dark in "Something Wicked This Way Comes", based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same title


The Walt Disney Company - The 1983 release of Mickey's Christmas Carol began a string of successful movies, starting with Never Cry Wolf" and the Ray Bradbury adaptation "Something Wicked This Way Comes


In 1984, Michael McDonough of Brigham Young University produced "Bradbury 13," a series of 13 audio adaptations of famous Ray Bradbury stories, in conjunction with National Public Radio add something


In 1984, Telarium released a game for Commodore 64 based on "Fahrenheit 451" add something


George Orwell - In 1984, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" and Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" were honoured with the Prometheus *award for their contributions to dystopian literature


From 1985 to 1992 Bradbury hosted a syndicated anthology television series, "The Ray Bradbury Theater", for which he adapted 65 of his stories add something


Green Shadows, White Whale - "'Green Shadows, White Whale"' is a 1992 novel by Ray Bradbury


Sid Caesar - In 1997, he made a guest appearance in "Vegas Vacation" and, the following year, in "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit" in 1998 based on a Ray Bradbury novel


The 1998 film "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit", released by Touchstone Pictures, was written by Ray Bradbury add something


Howard Morris - He did a brilliant turn with his old friend and trouping partner Sid Caesar as nervous Jewish tailors in the 1998 movie of Ray Bradbury's "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"


Clifton Collins, Jr. - In 1998, he was in Ray Bradbury's cult film "The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit"


He and Addams planned a larger collaborative work that would tell the family's complete history, but it never materialized, and according to a 2001 interview, they went their separate ways add something


In October 2001, Bradbury published all the Family stories he had written in one book with a connecting narrative, "From the Dust Returned", featuring a wraparound Addams cover of the original "Homecoming" illustration add something


Loren Eiseley - His friend and science fiction author Ray Bradbury, wrote,"The book will be read and cherished in the year 2001


Cooper Foundation - Despite an intensive grass-roots campaign by local preservationists, support by film actors and the movie industry including Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Ray Bradbury, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the American Society of Cinematographers, the owner, Nebraska Methodist Health Systems, Inc., went ahead with demolition on August 20, 2001, to make space available for a parking lot for its administration offices


In 2005, the film "A Sound of Thunder" was released, loosely based upon the short story of the same name add something


Short film adaptations of "A Piece of Wood" and "The Small Assassin" were released in 2005 and 2007 respectively add something


Bayo Ojikutu - Ojikutu's short fiction has appeared widely, including within the pages of the 2005 Akashic Press anthology "Chicago Noir" and in William Morrow's 2012 anthology commemorating the legacy of Ray Bradbury, "Shadow Show"


Later, in 2006, Bradbury published the original novel remaining after the extraction, and retitled it "Farewell Summer" add something


Corey Johnson - His films include "Out for a Kill", "The Contract", "The Bourne Ultimatum", "The Bourne Legacy", "Saving Private Ryan", Guillermo del Toro's adaptation of "Hellboy", the 2005 Ray Bradbury film "A Sound of Thunder", and "Harrison's Flowers"


The most significant of these deleted titles were gathered for a new collection of Green Town stories, this one bearing the name of his originally intended novel, "Summer Morning, Summer Night", published in 2007 add something


In 2008, the film "Ray Bradbury's Chrysalis" was produced by Roger Lay Jr. for Urban Archipelago Films, based upon the short story of the same name add something


Bradbury made regular appearances at science fiction conventions until 2009, when he retired from the circuit add something


Carla Laemmle - On October 20, 2009, she celebrated her 100th birthday with a guestlist which included Ray Bradbury, George Clayton Johnson, Bela Lugosi, Jr., Sara Karloff and Ron Chaney


During a BAFTA 2010 awards tribute in honor of Ray Harryhausen's 90th birthday, Bradbury spoke of his first meeting Harryhausen at Forrest J Ackerman's house when they were both 18 years old add something


In 2010, "The Martian Chronicles" was adapted for radio by Colonial Radio Theatre on the Air. add something


The series won a Peabody award as well as two Gold Cindy awards and was released on CD on May 1, 2010 add something


The series began airing on BBC Radio 4 Extra on June 12, 2011 add something


In 2012, EDM artist deadmau5, along with guest vocalist Chris James, crafted a song called "The Veldt" inspired by Bradbury's short story of the same title add something

Ray Bradbury died in 2012 add something


Bradbury died in Los Angeles , California, on June 5, 2012, at the age of 91, after a lengthy illness add something


On June 6, 2012, in an official public statement from the White House Press Office, President Barack Obama said: add something


To the Lighthouse - "To the Lighthouse" is mentioned by Michael B. Jordan as one of three books that are acceptable in the 2018 film adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451"