Ray Bradbury was a dreamer. Bradbury had a skill at putting his
onto paper, and into books. He dreams dreams of magic and
and evil, small-town America and the canals of Mars. His dreams are not
popular, but durable. His work consists of short stories, which are not
publish, and keep in the public eye. His stories have stayed in print
Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in a small town of
Illinois. His parents were Leonard Spaulding and Esther Moberg
mother, Esther Moberg loved films, she gave her son the middle name
because of Douglas Fairbanks, and she passed her love of films to her
mother took me to see everything.
...." Bradbury explains, "I'm a child
pictures." Prophetically, the first film he saw, at the age of three,
horror classic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", staring Lon Chanley. His
Aunt Neva gave the boy his appreciation of fantasy, by reading him the
when he was six. When Bradbury was a child he was encouraged to read
Norse, Roman, and Greek Myths. When he was old enough to choose his own
materials, he chose books by Edger Rice Burroughs and the comic book
Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Prince Valiant. When Bradbury was in
developed his interest in acting and Drama. After seeing a magician,
Blackstone, he became fascinated with magic also.
In 1932, his family moved to Tucson Arizona. With his talents he
in Waukegan (amateur magician) he got a job at the local radio station.
on the radio every Saturday night reading comic strips to the kiddies
paid in free tickets, to the local cinema, where I saw 'The Mummy',
in the Wax Museum', 'Dracula', .
....and 'King Kong'." His family only