These pictures are all thumbnails of larger image files. To view the full image, click on the picture or the accompanying text. The images on this page were all taken from various Ellison publications. Where such information was available I have given the photographer or artist proper credit.
From The Essential Ellison
Harlan on the set of some movie or TV show or something. Hell, for
all I know it could be the Little Miss Easy Bake Oven Pageant, 1967.
I just scan 'em, I can't always explain 'em. Photo by Curtis Lee Hanson.
(Note: HE says this is from the set of Burke's Law
in the 1964-65 season, when Harlan's script "Who Killed Purity
Mather" was being shot. During the shooting of this show, Harlan
fondly recalls that the crew actually set fire (on purpose) to Sound
Stage 13 of CBS Studio Center (formerly 4-Star Studios). - Ed.)
Harlan's reaction on learning he has his own web page! Okay, so
it's an old picture. Maybe he was prescient. Photo by Bill Dignin.
Ellison standing outside of the original Ellison Wonderland, his
treehouse home from 1962-1966 in Beverly Glenn, CA. It's not there anymore,
so if you try to brachiate by you will be sorely dissapointed. Photo
by Bill Dignin.
Ellison in a chair. Words fail. (photo by Dan Tooker)
From An Edge in My Voice
Photo from the first installment of the column. (photo by Michael
Harlan on the picket line, protesting CBS's cancellation of The
Lou Grant Show. From installment 28. (photo by Gary Leonard)
Picture from installment 33, the "Shitty Day" column.
(photo by Richard Todd)
Harlan reading his column on Norman Mayer, installment 55 of the
series. (photo by Nancy Melynn McKay)
From The Harlan Ellison Hornbook
The first logo for the Harlan Ellison Hornbook, by Gahan Wilson.
The second logo for the Harlan Ellison Hornbook, by Tim Kirk.
Ellison with his dog Ahbhu, from the Hornbook. (photo by William
From Other Sources
HE 24 hours after his cataract operation 10/02/95. After this photo
he was dubbed by his wife Susan as "Marvel's newest superhero:
Soup Strainer Face."
Harlan in his Ellison Wonderland office, wearing a "tacky red
velvet bathrobe". From the back cover of the book club edition
of Approaching Oblivion. (photo by Max Katz and Karen Friedrich)
The gorgeous jacket art from the back cover of The Essential
Ellison. By Leo and Diane Dillon.
HE with his pal, Jimmy the Cricket, from the back cover of the Donning
softcover edition of An Edge In My Voice. (photo by Suzanne
Shot from the cover of Harlan Ellison's Watching, reduced
in grayscale by your truly. If only I could find a good place to make
this transparent and put it on the main web page... (photo by Stathis
Orphanos, one of the foremost photographers of eminent literary figures
in the world today. You can see more of Stathis's work at: www.orphanos.com)
Hey, I know! I could take that last picture, drop it down to 4 colors,
then save it and make the black color transparent with GIFTOOL. Then
I could put it on the comments page to the left and below the title,
so it looks like he's leaning on NOTHING, just like the book cover!
Hmmmm....maybe it would look better if I flopped the black and white
so he'd show up better. Or I could shade the background down some so
the white comes out more, or just go to a mono background. Here, give
me that napkin...
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