Harrison Ford

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Name: Harrison Ford
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Occupation: actor
Medium: film, television
Works: American Graffiti, Hanover Street, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, The Fugitive, Witness, The Virginian
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Fan Website(s): Harrison Ford Web
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Harrison Ford is an American actor, best known in fandom for his roles as Han Solo in Star Wars and Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones movies.

Other roles include those in Blade Runner, Witness, Heroes, The Frisco Kid, Apocalypse Now, and The Mosquito Coast.

Relationship to Fandom

Ford has had an uneasy relationship with fandom. In 1981, a fan wrote to the Harrison Ford zine, Rogue's Gallery #3 about their zine's beginning:
I'm not surprised that you haven't heard from Harrison about the fan club. We started out intending to be a fan club, got in touch with Pat McQueeney [1] and got the ball rolling. It didn't roll very far. Harrison said flatly that he didn't want any kind of club! Ok, we're flexible. So we went ahead with the club zine, FACETS, AND he's quite happy with it this way, I guess. [2]

This connection was established, though did not bring as much joy as fans had hoped. In 1985, Emerson wrote McQueeney asking her to ask Ford if he would attend Harrison Ford Mini Con. McQueeney's answer was discouraging. See The McQueeney Letter.

In 1997, Ford said: "I lost my privacy in a pact with the devil but I don't want your sympathy." [3]

Zine Fandom

Harrison Ford fanzines started as an offshoot of Star Wars fanzines, and were usually Han Solo-centric zines that branched out to include fan fiction from the Indiana Jones movies, Witness, and other films starring Ford. They usually included gen and het stories, sometimes explicit, that paired Ford's characters with female characters from the movies or original characters.

The Harrison Ford Filmography was a 1982 fanzine listing all his film and television appearances. Hi-Gain was a 1970s Harrison Ford newsletter.

Through the 80s and 90s, there were several long-running Harrison Ford fanzines, such as Facets (10 issues, 1979 - 1983), Flip of a Coin (17 issues at least, 1983 - 1996), and Choice Parts, which often included fanfiction from Ford's films, including (but not limited to) Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The Fanzine Library collection of Ford zines also includes four issues of Absorbing Ford (4 issues, 1982-1985).

Harrison Ford Fan fiction had its own section on the Corellian Embassy archive.

Indiana Jones fanzines included: Archaeology 101, Field Studies, Fortune and Glory, and Well of the Souls.

Harrison Ford Fanzines

Zine Title Year of Publication
Absorbing Ford 1983-1985
Archaeology 101 1981-1985
BetterIdeaZine (letterzine) 1987-1996
Chameleon mid 1980s
Choice Parts 1987-1989
Crack of a Whip
Facets 1979-1983
Fans of Ford Newsletter 1982-1984
Field Studies 1983-1994
Flip of a Coin 1983-1996
Fortune and Glory 1985-1989
Harrison Ford Filmography 1982
Harrison Ford Fun Book 1983
Hi-Gain c. 1979
Know Where Your Heroes Are 1983
Perceptions 1984
The Rogue  ?-1986
Rogue's Gallery 1981-1985
Shadow Dance 1983
VHF: The Complete Book of Lyrics 1982
Well of the Souls 1982-1991

Vid Fandom

Other Fanworks

References

  1. ^ Harrison Ford's publicity agent
  2. ^ comment by Jane Firmstone in Rogue's Gallery #3
  3. ^ from an interview or article in "Express," September 10, 1997