Bob Olsen

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(April 12, 1884 – May 20, 1956)

Alfred Johannes “Bob” Olsen, Jr., a pro from the LA area, was a frequent contributor to Amazing in the 1920s and ’30s. He wrote as Bob Olsen. He was a member of Chicon in 1940. He was a LASFan.

He holds the distinction of having been Forrest J Ackerman’s first pro contact — Ackerman, aged maybe 10 years, showed up at his door in Beverly Hills to get an autograph. He also got cookies. They became longtime friends.

Entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

Person 18841956
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