Margaret Crawford

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Helen Finn, Dorothy Finn, Eleanor O'Brien, Peggy Finn and Paul Freehafer, clockwise from upper left, at the 1941 LASFS Xmas party.
Photo by Russ Hodgkins.

(September 22, 1924 – June 23, 2007)

Margaret “Peggy” Crawford (née Finn) published Fantasy Book from 1947 to 1951 with her husband, William Crawford, a fellow LASFan, under the joint pseudonymGarret Ford.” They also published Witchcraft and Sorcery.

The Crawfords married in 1942 and lived in Los Angeles.

Peggy was active in LASFS as early as 1940. She was a second-generation fan; her mother, Helen Finn, was Director of LASFS in 1942. Her sister, Dorothy, also belonged to the club but was expelled, causing Peggy and Bill to quit in protest. According to Francis Towner Laney in Ah! Sweet Idiocy! (1948), in late 1943:

Echoes of the expulsion of Mrs. Henry Hasse, with the resultant resignation of her husband and Bill and Peggy Crawford, were still rocking around the place. Mrs. Hasse, the former Dorothy Finn, had, it seems, threatened to break up the club; however, it was not unapparent that many of her objections to the group were only too firmly founded on fact, and it did not seem to me that the group wanted to do anything about removing these flaws.

1940 photo in LASFS Album.

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