Harryhausen Signing

 

Here I am with stop motion genius Ray Harryhausen, my childhood hero. The picture was taken at Dark Delicacies Bookstore, and Ray was autographing copies of his book, "An Animated Life". In the background are some of my Harryhausen oriented art hanging on the bookstore walls and in the foreground of the picture, the metal ball-in-socket armature that formed the skeleton of the fur and foam rubber Mighty Joe Young, on which Mr. Harryhausen did about 85% of the model animation.