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PostPosted: 15-11-2004 00:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

gibson via his publishers?
ken campbell. his theater address?
beadles last known address?

surely the mag would have some records on the above people?
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PostPosted: 15-11-2004 00:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emperor wrote:

Also are there any mentions of Marchmont Street in any of the books on Fort?


As I like answering my own questions - it. obviously, comes up in his correspondance but (thanks to Mr.X's site) it comes up elsewhere:

http://www.google.com/search?as_epq=marchmont&as_sitesearch=+Resologist.net

From Wild Talents:

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I was living in London -- 39 Marchmont Street, W.C.1. I was gathering data, in the British Museum Library. In my searches, I had noted instances of pictures falling from walls, at times of poltergeist disturbances: but I note here that my data upon physical subjects, such as earthquakes and auroral beams and lights on dark parts of the moon were about five to one, as compared with numbers of [215/216] data upon matters of psychic research. Later, the preponderance shifted the other way. The subject of pictures falling from walls was in my mind, but it was much submerged by other subjects and aspects of subjects. It was so inactive in my mind that, when I was told of several pictures that had fallen in our house, I put that down to household insecurities, and paid no more attention.


http://www.resologist.net/talent20.htm

And from an editorial in the Toronto Daily Star March 16th, 1926:

Quote:
The expert and author who has written us on the subject is Mr. Charles Fort, 39 (A) Marchmont St., W.C., London, Eng. He tells us that he has records of over two hundred instances where living things have fallen from the sky.


http://www.resologist.net/art02.htm
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PostPosted: 19-11-2005 09:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Scuse my ignorance here but I've just used that wiki-wotsit link

thingy to find out who (don't all kill me at once will ya) Charles Fort was.

Anyboby like to suggest the best book to start with? Question
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PostPosted: 19-11-2005 20:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did start this reply and then the power flickered on and off forcing the computer to restart and go through scan checks, etc.

Anyway my previous reply was better but here goes.

Your best bet is to read his books - the best version are by Mr. X and he makes them available online:

www.resologist.net

You can pick up these versions second hand e.g.:

Lo!
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1870870891/revenantmagaz-21

Wid talents:
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1870870298/revenantmagaz-21

The best easily available versions are the current Dover books version which do a compelte works:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486230945/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0486230945/wwwrevenantmc-20

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If you want to get further into Fort then the bet available book is:

Politics of the Imagination: The Life, Work and Ideas of Charles Fort
Colin Bennett
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1900486202/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1900486202/wwwrevenantmc-20

but you can also get anoher one secondhand:

Charles Fort: Prophet of the Unexplained
Damon Knight
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0575006137/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006C0CAA/wwwrevenantmc-20

I also stumbled across this but don't know much about it:

The Damned Universe of Charles Fort
Louis Kaplan
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/wwwrevenantmc-20
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PostPosted: 20-11-2005 00:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ta very much,mate.That info will keep me busy a while. Wink
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PostPosted: 20-11-2005 02:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moonling wrote:
Ta very much,mate.That info will keep me busy a while. Wink


No worries - as I say best bet is to read the books. They can be tricky to get into (and I know some around here just can't get on with the style) but just reading around the subject and checking the various threads here is a good start - if there is anything of particular interest someone will always be able to suggest further resources.

I would also recommend the Rough Guide to Unexplained Phenomena:

www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24159

It has a good quick introduction about Fort and plenty of good sections on strangeness - its a good starter on Fort and Forteana.
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PostPosted: 20-11-2005 09:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mighty_Emperor wrote:

I also stumbled across this but don't know much about it:

The Damned Universe of Charles Fort
Louis Kaplan
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/wwwrevenantmc-20


It's an English translation a German biography - Witzenschaftlich Weltbetrachtungen

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PostPosted: 20-11-2005 13:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

gordonrutter wrote:
Mighty_Emperor wrote:

I also stumbled across this but don't know much about it:

The Damned Universe of Charles Fort
Louis Kaplan
www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/revenantmagaz-21
www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0936756527/wwwrevenantmc-20


It's an English translation a German biography - Witzenschaftlich Weltbetrachtungen


Is it any good and do we have a review of it we can scoop up?

Which reminds me - we do have a review of:

Charles Fort: Politics of the Imagination by Colin Bennett
www.forteantimes.com/review/bennettfort.shtml
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PostPosted: 04-10-2008 18:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're watching The Why Files on My Channel, no. 171, and to my surprise (as I thought I'd seen every episode) it featured the very shop mentioned here. Very Happy

Seems that there are frequent polty-type occurences there, which the owners accept quite sportingly.

They wonder if they are connected to the building's former occupant, who might have been expected to try to get in touch from the Other Side. Wink
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PostPosted: 31-10-2009 16:15    Post subject: Reply with quote

This appears to be the BBC website?
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PostPosted: 01-11-2009 02:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must be about time that Charles got his own blue plaque, above the building suppliers, at 39 Marchmont Street, to replace the simple, but serviceable, one placed there by fellow Forteans?

http://www.xs4all.nl/~pgil/FT01/thmb01.JPG
http://www.xs4all.nl/~pgil/FT01/thmb02.jpg

Somehow, it would be nice to think that Charles Fort and that other talented former resident of Marchmont Street (N°57), Kenneth Williams, were blue plaque neighbours.

http://www.xs4all.nl/~pgil/FT01/thmb04.jpg
http://www.xs4all.nl/~pgil/FT01/thmb03.jpg

Thanks to original_fLeebLe, for the heads up about the Charles Fort plaque, when I was staying near there, during last year's UnCon. yeay

[Click on the thumbnails for larger versions]
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PostPosted: 25-07-2013 10:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

A blue Plaque for Fort - an official one

http://blogs.forteana.org/node/198
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PostPosted: 03-08-2013 02:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

gordonrutter wrote:
A blue Plaque for Fort - an official one

http://blogs.forteana.org/node/198


Well done!
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PostPosted: 05-09-2013 11:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only just found out I work right around the corner from here and went to see the (still not blue) plaque today Smile
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PostPosted: 04-05-2014 22:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was there today and still no blue plaque... but the 2 places next door have one each Mad

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y36/sherbetbizarre/DSC_0097_zps5dffe161.jpg

William Henry (Bird's Nest) Hunt: http://openplaques.org/plaques/2222
&
John Skinner Prout: http://openplaques.org/plaques/2226
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