Rogue's Gallery (Harrison Ford zine)

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Zine
Title: Rogue's Gallery (often spelled "Rogue*s")
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Editor(s): Joann Emerson
Date(s): June 1981-December 1986
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Medium: print zine
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Fandom: Harrison Ford
Language: English
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Rogue's Gallery is a zine with material focusing on the characters played by Harrison Ford. They include fiction for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner, and other fandoms.

The zine had "Rogue's Gallery" on the cover of issues #1-19. From issue #20 onwards, "The Rogue" was the title on the cover.

There were twenty-five issues.

In 1984, the editor wrote:

In this RG group we have doctors, lawyers, nurses, office clerks, computer programmers, secretaries, housewives, students, policewomen, librarians, and many others just to give you some idea of the occupations. The ages range from teenagers to over 60 years old. Some fans discovered Harrison Ford in

the movie AMERICAN GRAFFITI eleven years ago while some became fans last year. Ninety-five percent of this group are of the female gender, but I have heard from many young men also. Age, occupation, and location are no barriers. Mr. Ford's audience is worldwide. [1]

Descriptions from Ads

From an ad in Southern Enclave: "Ford fans, put more scoundrels in your life!"

From an ad in Scoundrel: "The most complete Harrison Ford coverage you can find. Want news, reviews, photos, plus fanfiction 4 times a year?"

From an ad in A Close Circle of Friends #1: "THE ROGUE (formerly called Rogue's Gallery) Is a news digest devoted to Harrison Ford's movies and activities; past, present, and future. Published four times a year (March, June, September, and December), and Includes news Items, stories, drawings, pictures, cartoons, and puzzles, sent In by subscribers."

Regular Features

Each issue had some recurring sections.

The bulk of each zine was made up of a section that was titled "Wire Service" (retyped content from mainstream newspapers and magazines about Ford in reviews, articles, and interviews, as well as photocopied clippings). These were collected by the editor who counted on fans to send them to her.

Some fans sent in separate "mini-zines" that included their comments and observations. This was in the style of fan contributions to an apazine.

"Quotes of Note" were opinions by fans about Ford, the media, movies, books, and more. These comments included the fan who'd contributed the comment as well as their state or other geographical identifier, but did not include their specific address.

"Trader Joe's" was the classified ads section, a place for fans to sell, donate, and trade fannish goods and services.

The editor had a section at the back called "Galleyproof," in which she wrapped things up, addressed fans, and sometimes described items that would be in the next issue.

Several fans included their regular contributions by way of a mini-zine (like those sent to an apazine). "Casual Conversations" is an example.

All issues contained fiction and/or fanart.

Harrison Ford and His Exposure to This Zine

Fans made several mentions of sharing this zine with Ford. It is very likely that the editor, Emerson, also regularly sent copies of the zine to Pat McQueeney, Ford's publicity manager.

A fan mentioned giving a copy to Ford of "Rogue" in 1982, writing:
Gave Harrison his Rogue #7 and he looked really interested. [2]
In 1983, a fan asked:
By the way, you say that HF gets copies of ROGUE'S GALLERY, but can you be sure that he READS them? (Do any of us WANT to be sure that he reads them? — it could be acutely embarrassing.) Just curious. [3]
The cover of issue #15, signed by Harrison Ford, was printed in "Rogue's Gallery" #16. The article that accompanied this photo is about a fan's determined and highly personal pilgrimage to make contact and observe Ford on the set of Witness.
From a fan's 1984 essay describing meeting Ford and getting a copy of "Rogue's Gallery" #15 to him:
'I've got something to show you,' I said in return, handing [Gary, someone involved on the set] my copy of Rogue's Gallery #15 that I had brought with me... He flipped through it, then said, 'Do you mind if I show this to him? I don't think he's ever seen any thing like this before.' I said yes, of course, then asked quietly, 'Uh, do you think you might ask him to sign it?' He promised he would do what he could. [snipped] Gary came over to talk to me, congratulating me on my success, then said that he had given Harrison my copy of Rogue's Gallery. Harrison had flipped through it, he said, and had shaken his head, muttering, 'Where do they get all this shit.' I howled, it was priceless. So typically Harrison. Also learned that he has been reading it during his lunch. -- [4]

The Pat McQueeny Connection

Patricia McQueeny was Harrison Ford's publicity manager as of at least 1981.

In 1981, the editor (Emerson) stated that she was trying to establish a connection with McQueeney (mistakenly referring to McQueeney as male):

The influx of new members has brought a barrage of requests to this desk asking me, "Isn't there something I can do to help?" Yes, by all means, is my answer. Write to Harrison Ford c/o Pat McQueeney Agency and ask him to approve our group as a club so we can get his news releases, and also a note from him once in a while. That is all I have asked for, and all the club needs. Harrison Ford fans should have a focal point and a place to find out correct information. That is the purpose of the Harrison Ford Fan Club and Rogue's Gallery.

Harrison Ford has done very well with his roles as a hero-type. Blade Runner is another movie in the same vein. Now, I would like to see him do some serious acting. A drama should be done next. Mr. Ford's humor has been well aired in most of his movies, and should not be canceled, but there is adequate humor in mellodramatic [sic] situations, too. We have good writers in this group. Let's submit a story to his agency. We know his talents, maybe better than anyone else. Short synopsis sent to this desk will appear in Rogue's Gallery for comments by other members. We can choose the best one, as a group, to be sent in to the agency. Let me hear from you. [5]
The editor followed up a short time later with:
I want to thank all of you who wrote to Harrison and/or his agency. At least they know we are here. I want to let you all know, however, that everything is not completely lost. I am waiting for an answer from Pat McQueeney to my letter. There are alternatives! I hope to get something for you soon.[6]
A fan in 1981 wrote:
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 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. [7]

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.

General Fan Comments

I was surprised at how fast RG grew and how much info, etc. you cram into each issue. I don't understand how you have the time to go through all of the mail you receive and still put five issues a year together. You must be a superwoman to accomplish such a fantastic feat!

[Editor's Note: Whew! No, I'm not Superwoman and I don't look like her either. But it takes an average of 50 letters a month, and sorting through dozens of news items ((and forgetting. some!)) plus trying to remember who's signature is for which person from what state, and often pleading for info that doesn't come in, plus answering other editor's pleas for assistance, info...Well, I could go on, but I'd hate to sound like Superwoman. Ask my hubby if his bookkeeping gets done when it should! Or the housework. Believe me, I ain't superwoman, no way. [8]
Don't let anyone talk you into changing ROGUES GALLERY one bit--it's perfect the way it is. Just the right mixture of news, interviews, fiction and photos. I consider you a genius to organize all this and put out such a beautiful, informative zine. That's not just "pat the editor on the back" talk either, I really mean it. [9]
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed RG over the last two years. What a brilliant idea, gathering the clippings about our favorite Ford from all over the country and putting them together in one zine. Now I can not only read reviews from different areas but I don't miss any of those nice little tidbits that have a tendency to get stuck in out of the way places. The stories are getting better with each issue. [10]

Must make mention of the fact that I have two wonderful friends in Tucson, Arizona, whom I would never have corresponded with, and then met, if it were not for RG and the Trader Joe's column. To this day I don't think Judy or Don know who submitted that advertisement for their Steven Spielberg Film Society, but it was in response to that that I wrote to them initially., and the saga has barely begun. I wonder how many other wonderful friendships have commenced due to the services of RG?

[Editor's Note]: From what I can tell, a good number of fans have found lasting relationships through the Pen Pal and Trader Joe's columns. Just glad we can help. [11]
I really enjoy every issue of RG as it is so informative and packed with good reading, articles and stories alike. I hope it will continue for a long time as that is the only source of information we can get over here in England. [12]
I had to tell you how impressed I am by Rogue. I'm amazed at the collections of articles and although I've read of some unfavorable comments, I think the fan-fiction is very enjoyable. [13]
I am always amazed at the amount of material written on Harrison Ford... I appreciate the amount of care that you take to present these articles in RG. It's like a high-tech scrap book. Please keep including fan fiction. It's entirely appropriate and very much appreciated. [14]

Issue 1

Rogue's Gallery 1 was published in June 1981 and contains 15 pages.

front page of issue #1
from issue #1
The first issue of the GALLERY was not as difficult to put together as I had thought. I had visions of running out of paper, then running out of ink, but only after I had run out of material to put in print. Nothing like that has happened and I am grateful. More material is coming in every week. Anything and everything on news or article about Harrison such meeting him, or seeing Harrison at a con, stories true or false, single panel cartoons, ideas for promoting the club, etc....all is welcome. Just make sure I know you want it in print. I am asking certain people to do certain jobs, but any input you would like considered, just send it to me and we will fit it in somewhere. The more I get here, the better this fanzine will be. It is your fanzine on Harrison Ford. This fanzine will be a reflection of Harrison's fans to his work and to those critics views and interviews that we all want to answer but never get it to print. Copies of ROGUE'S GALLERY will be sent to many addresses to make our collective ideas known. We will be heard!
From the story "Dream Portal:

"Smiles! Smiles, everyone." Mr. Roarke watched as a young woman got off the plane. She was of medium height with a few too many pounds on her small frame. Her hair, a lackluster brown, was long and straight. She picked up a drink off the tray and surveyed the scene.

"This is Morgana Chase," Mr. Roarke explained to Tattoo. "She is an engineer from Detroit and she feels her life has been very, uh, boring. To add a little excitement, her fantasy is to spend the weekend with Han Solo."

Tattoo's mouth dropped open. "But, boss! He lived a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away! You can do that?!"

Mr. Roarke shook his head and looked down at his friend. "Oh, Tattoo. You need to ask?"

Tattoo was once again amazed at the powers Mr. Roarke had at his disposal.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines)
  • Learn... Control, an essay by a fan named Pam became a huge Harrison Ford fan and lost a lot of weight (2 pages)
  • a short description by Jeff Sillifant (an actor with a small part as "one of the 'crazies') of his experience working on the set of Escape from New York (1 page)
  • Dream Portal, Part One, fiction by Nancy Savula (Mr. Roarke helps a female fan who wants to meet Han Solo.) (Fantasy Island/Star Wars) (6 pages)
  • a short opinion about Raiders of the Lost Ark by Joann Emerson (1 page)
  • various fannish ads

Issue 2

Rogue's Gallery 2 was published in September 1981 and contains 17 pages.

cover of issue #2, Pam Willbanks
From the editorial:

The influx of new members has brought a barrage of requests to this desk asking me, "Isn't there something I can do to help?" Yes, by all means, is my answer. Write to Harrison Ford c/o Pat McQueeney Agency and ask him to approve our group as a club so we can get his news releases, and also a note from him once in a while. That is all I have asked for, and all the club needs. Harrison Ford fans should have a focal point and a place to find out correct information. That is the purpose of the Harrison Ford Fan Club and Rogue's Gallery.

Harrison Ford has done very well with his roles as a hero-type. Blade Runner is another movie in the same vein. Now, I would like to see him do some serious acting. A drama should be done next. Mr. Ford's humor has been well aired in most of his movies, and should not be canceled, but there is adequate humor in mellodramatic [sic] situations, too. We have good writers in this group. Let's submit a story to his agency. We know his talents, maybe better than anyone else. Short synopsis sent to this desk will appear in Rogue's Gallery for comments by other members. We can choose the best one, as a group, to be sent in to the agency. Let me hear from you.
The zine reports that Ford said he had a project in mind that will counter his image as a larger-than-life, one-dimensional hero of adventure movies:
I'm going to do a $150 musical about a homosexual pries that takes place entirely in a 6-foot by 6-foot, stark, white room... at the end of the movie, I open the door, and a mob of Tunisians pulls me off my horse and kills me. [15]
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines)
  • various testimonial letters by fans
  • Insomnia Finally Pays Off by Lynda Reeder (August 25, 1981), a description of Harrison Ford interview that was on a radio program in the middle of the night
  • Will Marion Meet Her Match in Raider's Sequels?, essay by Lynda Reeder
  • Quotes of Note
  • My Convention Experience by Lynda Reeder (con report of an unidentified convention (perhaps a Creation Con? or Denvention #2?) where a promo film for Raiders of the Lost Ark was shown)
  • U.F.O. by Nancy Lynch, poem
  • My Convention Experience by Lynda (description of attending Denvention II -- lots of merch for sale, a slide show of Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back, a 'promo film' of Raiders of the Lost Ark that included Ford doing an interview)
  • A Report from Denvention II (September 1981), a VERY LONG con report by Joann Emerson, focus on the Raiders of the Lost Ark slide show, the presentation by Maureen Garrett, much description about filming the movie, the comment that Ford was NOT sick when they did the scene where he simply shot the "Arab" in the market - "They needed to make up time, and the planned battle between the Arabswordman and Indy's whip would have taken 5 days to shoot. They had one day left. Harrison wanted to do something different and Steven Spielberg said, 'Why don't you just shoot him?'", also many slides and discussion of the filming of Bladerunner
  • the conclusion of "Dream Portal" by Nancy Savula
  • a pen pal list

Issue 3

Rogue's Gallery 3 was published in November 1981 and contains 40 pages. The cover is by Joann Emerson.

cover of issue #3
From the editorial:

Is my face red! I didn't expect the nice things so many of you said about Rogue's. I really love doing it, and if it makes the subscribers happy, that's all that matters. I want to thank all of you who wrote to Harrison and/or his agency. At least they know we are here.

I want to let you all know, however, that everything is not completely lost. I am waiting for an answer from Pat McQueeney to my letter. There are alternatives! I hope to get something for you soon.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • "Almost Casual Observations, contribution by Pam Willbanks (6)
  • Quotes of Note (7)
  • Pen Pal List (9)
  • Interview with a Rebel, fictitious interview by Julie Cordell as reported by Nancy Lynch and Alicia Wu (Star Wars) (11)
  • Touched by You, poem by Judy Watson (Harrison Ford) (16)
  • Talking to a Pro, fiction by Carol-Lynn Sappe (Star Wars) (17)
  • Galleyproof, editorial comments (38)

Issue 4

Rogue's Gallery 4 was published in January 1982 and contains 42 pages.

cover of issue #4, Pam Willbanks
From the editorial:
I've got to mention the new item on page 22 of this ish. I've seen a copy of Elyse Dickenson's filmography. She has put 5 years of timeless effort into this wonderful work and no matter what she charges, it will be worth much more to any Harrison Ford fan. Let her know as soon as possible if you have any info for her on it, and if you are interested in purchasing it. She told me that even Harrison's agency didn't know all the parts Harrison has done, but she has a very extensive list right now, and it's still growing. You won't want to miss this publication.
Two fans comment on Ford's refusal to authorize or recolonize a Harrison Ford fan club. One fan wrote:
I'm sorry HF turned down your request for a fan club. I do wish he would change his mind, although that seems very unlikely. I can see his point and it's a very nice sentiment, but I don't agree with him on this. I think most of his fans would be able to scrape up the money for your very reasonable subscription price. After all, it isn't much more than the even price of one ticket to his films.
Another fan wrote:
It's too bad Harrison doesn't wan ta club, but his reason certainly shows what a special person he is; he's thinking of us not himself. I love him even more for that!
  • includes a quote by For: "I want people to know as little about me personally as possible, because it get in the way of the job I want to do, which is to present I'm someone else. On the other hand, I don't want to person you see on the screen -- that can only lead to bar fights." -- quote from "Tulsa World Celebrities Speakout" November 26, 1981
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (8)
  • Almost Casual Observations, From Down South, essay by Pam Willbanks (9)
  • To Harrison Ford: Remembering Ancient Egypt, vignette by Judy Watson (10)
  • The Wanderer, poem by Peggie Ripple (10)
  • Stage One: American Graffiti, plot synopsis by P.T. Chelf (12)
  • review of Hardware Wars by Pam Willbanks (13)
  • Interview with Han Solo and Indiana Jones by Susan Kandt (RPF-ish, meta) (14)
  • an ad for Harrison Ford Filmography (22)
  • The Silent Shrine, part one, fiction by Pam Willbanks (Indiana Jones) (23)
  • pen pals (41)
  • Trader Joe's (41)
  • Galleyproof, comments from the editor (42)

Issue 5

Rogue's Gallery 5 was published in March 1982 and contains 43 pages.

cover of issue #5
From the editorial:

News is coming in here faster and faster. I am so glad so many of you have contributed to the news service. As it comes my way, I note the dups which can't be avoided, but believe me when I say, thank you for your efforts! I would like to tell you that the age of the news items makes no difference. The next issue of ROGUE will prove that! The more news I get here from you will benefit all of us. Thanks again for your work.

[snipped]

Since the quality of pictures and drawings in past ROGUE'S leave a great deal to be desired, the future of ROGUE might seem dark. Do not despair! I have already made plans for issue Number 6 to improve cover quality. If I get all the necessary subscriptions before the next issue, I will consider buying a printing machine that will give much better duplication on pictures, drawings and printed matter. I want the best possible duplication for everything, so it will all depend on your support now. As you may have guessed, the cost for such a machine is tremendous, but I will investif I get the continued input reflecting need for Harrison Ford's news items, plus subscriptions and contributions necessary to do it. If that purchase does not come about, I will return any contributions. The covers will remain in the better print, and ROGUE'S GALLERY will continue as it is, until news items from you stop coming in, and subscriptions run out. That is a promise.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • About the Map Room Scene, article about the scene in the Indiana Jones movie, by Judy Watson (8)
  • trivia by Pam (9)
  • an homage to Harrison Ford via a word poem, by Fran Husejinovic (10)
  • a word find (11)
  • more news (12)
  • Time Warp Interview, fictional interview with Tommy Lilliard (from The Frisco Kid) "transcribed" by Pam Willbanks (17)
  • an official description of The Frisco Kid, put out by Warner Bros. in 1979 (20)
  • On First Looking into the Universe of Star Wars, poem by Diana Whitaker (21)
  • The Space Smuggler's Prayer, poem by Sandi Hendrix (21)
  • The Silent Shrine, fiction by Pam Willbanks with story ideas by Joann Emerson (continued from "Rogue" #4) (Indiana Jones) (22)
  • word find answers (41)
  • pen pals and Trader Joe's (classified ads) (42)
  • Galleyproof, editor's comments (news, subscription rates, photos for sale) (43)

Issue 6

Rogue's Gallery 6 was published in June 1982 and contains 44 pages.

From the editor:

I would like to welcome all the new subscribers out there. This is the first issue of our new year and I think exemplifies what a group of serious fans can really do. I am proud of those that have contributed time and again. Thank you from all of us. Your work is noted by all the readers, yes even the quotes are enjoyed. Thanks.

I would like to make a special point, if any of you feel I have slighted you by not answering your letters, please do not be! Writing stories has cut severely into my letter answering time. Eventually this will ease up, but for now, I will need extra hours in a day to answer you. So far I haven't been able to slow down the clock much. Be patient and I wi11 answer. If you have a specific question you would like answered, I will attempt to get the answer for you. Most of those questions will be answered in ROGUE.

Have fun this summer and be careful. We don't want to lose you! Next edition of ROGUE Number Seven wi11 be out August 30, 1982.
front cover of issue #6
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • a puzzle called a "quaze" (half quiz, half maze) (16)
  • Harrison Appears at Another Sneak Preview, a description by Shari Sitko of attending a preview of Blade Runner with 1000 other people, a review of the movie, and what Harrison Ford looked like and did while in the audience (19)
  • A Saga on the Creation of Harrison Ford, poem by Irene Tumanov (20)
  • a reprint of an article in Action Stars Magazine, October 1981 (Pam Willbanks has this addendum to the article: "...you're probably feeling about the same thing that I felt when I first read this fine piece. Warm..reflective.. a little proud that you live where you do with the wonderful things our country offers us...and the rest of the world. Being an "Indy" type myself has at times been a stumbling block, one that I've never walked around but always tried to climb over in order to reach something a little better, more comfortable, or stronger. I'm not ashamed to say I'm an American, but better still...I'm a PATRIOT. And thank God, I have the right to say it.") (21)
  • Almost Casual Observations from Down South, essay by Pam Willbanks (28)
  • Quotes of Note, comments by fans, all relating to various articles in magazines and newspapers (29)
  • a reprint of an interview (source not credited) of an interview by Susan Pile and Geraldine Smith, with Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher (31)
  • Thermal Socks, fiction by Nancy Savula (This is a sequel to the two-part story "Dream Portal" that appeared in previous issues. Our hero, Morgana, is now an intergalactic waitress. She and Han Solo have more adventures, in space and in the bedroom.) (32)
  • puzzle answers (41)
  • Pen Pals and Trader Joe's (42)
  • Galleyproof, editor's comments (43)

Issue 7

Rogue's Gallery 7 was published in September 1982 and contains 53 pages. The art is by Barbara Hall, Carol Lynn Sappe, Pam Willbanks, and Joann Emerson.

cover of issue #7, Barbara Hall
From the editor:

This issue is the beginning of the litho process for ROGUE'S GALLERY. It will necessitate an increase in subscription rates again, but I know you will be very pleased. Photos will be clearer and art will be shown at its best. Continuing ROGUE'S GALLERY in this mode will be determined by your continued interest. Your input which has more than doubled, plus dozens of new subscribers have made this change necessary. I want this to be the best all-around Harrison Ford magazine and with the work that has been coming in it is. If you have a suggestion or comment please send it to me. I welcome them since that is the only way I know the ROGUE is serving its purpose as a news digest plus. The litho process will enhance ROGUE'S GALLERY and your efforts. Hope you like it.

[snipped]

The next issue of ROGUE will have an accumulation of data from CHICON IV with an update on REVENGE OF THE JEDI plus anything we can glean about the new RAIDERS movie. There will be two short stories and perhaps an article on BLADE RUNNER. There will be the usual assortment of news and a new game and more photos. ROGUE Number 8 promises to be another intriguing study on Harrison Ford. New material for issue Number 8 must be submitted before October 15th.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (fans' comments about Blade Runner and other Ford films) (22)
  • Analysis of an Image, article by John Booth (unknown if Booth was a fan or if this was a mainstream article) (25)
  • Revenge of the Jedi Update via Fairfax Wire Service, article by Lynda Reeder (28)
  • two cartoons (29)
  • Farewell, poem by Peggie Ripple (Star Wars) (30)
  • Interiors: Slave 1, vignette by D. Whitaker (Star Wars) (30)
  • Another Beginning by Joann Emerson ("In THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Captain Solo was encased in carbonfreeze and taken from Bespin by Bobba Fett to Jabba the Hut for a high ransom. That movie ended with Lando and Chewbacca leaving to find Captain Solo. The year was 1980 our time. Near the end of 1981, I could stand it no longer. I had to get Captain Solo out of the carbonfreeze so I wrote a story or tried to. I joined a writers workshop in February of 1982 and have been busily pounding away on my typer ever since. It is a fascinating occupation and at times thoroughly frustrating too. But practice does make a difference, and knowing the characters' personalities truly helped. Please forgive me George Lucas for using your galaxy and characters as my first writing exercise. I know you will do much better. My story begins after Han's rescue.") (Star Wars) (31)
  • Last Minute News (48)
  • Pen Pals and Trader Joe's (classified ads) (50)
  • Almost Casual From Down South, comments by Pam Willbanks (51)
  • photos (52)
  • Galleyproof, comments from the editor (53)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 7

I want to thank you for sending me a copy of ROGUE*S GALLERY #7- I found your coverage on BLADE RUNNER to be most informative and, overall, I very much enjoyed your fanzine....Prior to my latest venture in my own business, I was employed by Lucasfilm and was in charge of the STAR WARS Fan Club. It was there that I first became familiar with ROGUE*S GALLERY...Continued success on your (fanzine).... Ira Friedman, President, Fan Club Specialties, Inc., NY, NY. [16]

Issue 8

Rogue's Gallery 8 was published in November 1982 and contains 66 pages.

front cover of issue #8, Cheryl Fint
back cover of issue #8, BJK
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark crostic puzzle (22)
  • Revenge of the Jedi, a Chicon IV Report by Nancy Savula (includes a lengthy interview transcript starring George Lucas, Kazanjian) (23)
  • An Interview with Harrison Ford for Rogue's Gallery, by Ketty de Chirico (Italy) (40)
  • Quotes of Note (44)
  • Almost Casual Observations, From Down South, article by Pam Willbanks (This one is a con report for Chicon.) (47)
  • The Muppet Show and Harrison Ford, fiction by Ursula Schirmer and Sabine Thaler (The Muppet Show/Harrison Ford) (51)
  • All's Fair in Love and War, fiction by Nancy Lynch (Star Wars) (55)
  • Trader Joe's (64)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (65)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 8

Congratulations on another fine issue. Ketty de Chirico's interview was well worth the wait, the Muppet Show take-off was excellent and could have been longer, your report on Chicon made up for not being there (well, almost), and the Wire Service section was again chock full of little gems. Nancy Lynch's story was a bit too MarySueish for my taste, but what the hey. [17]
Personally, I don't think (Morgana) is a Mary Sue--by my definition, a MS is a character who is a bit too good to be true--she's the one who goes around rescuing the hero, not the other way around, and I don't recall any specific incidents (rusty memory, again) in any of those three stories where Morgana had to save Han's hide You're right. There should have been a bit more confrontation between Leia and Morgana, but ...the whap in the tush more than made up for it. [18]
ROGUE*S GALLERY in Spanish comes out as Galeria de Bribones which doesn't sound too good. ROGUE #8 was wonderful but then so are all ROGUE*S. I especially like the Ketty de Chirico interview, The Muppet Show (my kid brother almost died laughing, we have the Muppet Show here [in Puerto Rico]), and that wonderful photo from Carol Lynn Sappe from Switzerland, And the story ALL IS FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR and the REVENGE OF THE JEDI report and all the newspaper articles...My 24 year old brother liked it very much (BLADE RUNNER). He is sort of an intellectual and reads a lot. The 14 year old didn't like it as much but still thought it was a good movie. [19]

Issue 9

Rogue's Gallery 9 was published in January 1983 and contains 55 pages.

cover of issue #9, Tamara Stromquist

The art is by Tamara Stromquist, Carol Lynn Sappe, Cheryl Fint, and Pam Heath.

From this issue:
I have heard of numerous endings to the upcoming REVENGE OF THE JEDI movie. Since everyone is entitled to their own ideas of how that movie will end, I have decided to make it a. contest, a contest all the Gallery members can participate in. Formulate your own ending to JEDI. What is your idea? It need not be a story, just an outline, what happens to the principal characters. Send your outcome in to me before the end of April and I wi11 hold all of the guesses until the REVEWGE OF THE'JEDI is released. For your efforts in guessing the closest to correct out come, you will zreceive a nice poster photo made from a picture that has not had wide release. Remember, no story is necessary, just a description of what happens to all the principal characters. That will leave out no one.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (22)
  • A Rogue's Interview by Lynda Reeder, with Karen Allen (21)
  • Music by a Rogue, Rebecca's Lament, or Never Tell Me the Odds, by Rebecca Carey (24)
  • An Ode to Harrison Ford, poem by Beth Lentz (26)
  • Sports Update (27)
  • Almost Casual Observations from Down South, essay by Pam Willbanks, the topic is cable, VCRs, and films in theaters, see I LIKE to watch movies in my own home... (28)
  • Paid in Full, fiction by Nancy Savula (Star Wars, starring the character Morgana. This is in the same series as "Dream Portal" and "Thermal Socks.") (30)
  • Summer Camp 1959, fiction by B.J. Kruez (original fiction, with a character named Ford) (46)
  • Kessel Spice Cookies, recipe (Han Solo's comment at the end of the recipe: "These things are damn good! Worth the cost of hauling the stuff.") (45)
  • Trader Joe's (53)
  • Storyzines for Sale (54)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (these are mostly a con report for Chicon) (55)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 9

See The Frisco Kid for some fan comments about that film.

Issue 10

Rogue's Gallery 10 was published in March 1983 and contains 65 pages.

cover of issue #10, Barbara Hall: "Where did you last see your uncle?"

The art is by Barbara Hall, Pam Willbanks, Carol Lynn Sappe, and Eduardo Foben.

The editorial:

I must apologise for the shortness of this issue; it is my fault. i should have been minding ROGUE business instead of various other things. I hope the contents herein makes up for ROGUE #10 size. And I wanted to get this issue out a little faster than the last one. Issue #11 is already under construction and will include a photo of Han Solo from Lucasfilm which they have said I may run. It will only be black and white, but it is very good. And no, it is not the same photo SW Fan Club members found in their latest BANTHA TRACKS. I think Han Solo fans will love it.

ROGUE"S offer of a super poster made from a special photo for the winning guesser on the outcome of RETURN OF THE JEDI is still fact. The photo has not been found as yet, but I am sure you will be delighted with the one we pick. Please send your guesses in to me and write them on a separate piece of paper so that I know you mean to enter this contest. These entries should be in here before the end of April and need include only the principal members of the cast: Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Vader or Chewbacca if you choose, but the principal three must be given an outcome. Okay?

We are still looking for a fannish review of JOURNEY TO SHILOH the movie and also a fannish review of THE COURTMARTIAL OF LT. WILLIAM CALLEY, a movie for TV aired in 1975. They need not be long and because they were run so long ago, we don't expect a great amount of detail, just you're impressions. We also would like to have sent in a professional review of THE CONVERSATION. This review should not be too difficult to find, I have received none here yet. I would like to thank all those who sent in materials on other movies like THE FRISCO KID and HANOVER STREET. These promo sheets are wonderful.

Anyone who hasn't sent their own review of either of these films, be sure to do so. They are mentioned by fans joining ROGUE'S GALLERY the most often. HEROES is another movie that deserves something more from the fans in ROGUE'S GALLERY. I hope more input comes through on it from you. Be sure to write these fannish reviews on separate sheets, separate from a letter or just send along your personal opinions on the films. No letter is necessary. And it need not be typed. We can handle that end of the work.

We are still looking for stories up to forty pages long double spaced and typed. Anything not suitable will be returned if you include a SASE. If the story has an interesting plot, but needs help, expect to be asked for a rewrite. Don't send your original, send a copy in case it should get lost. Any Ford character will do unless you want to be inventive and make up a new one.

I have enjoyed my BLADE RUNNER tape. It is not only brighter than the theater film, it also has better sound reproduction. It would have been better if they included portions of other scenes on this Videotape instead of just the violence, but why quibble? I'm glad they put what they did on videotape.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Word Search (27)
  • Almost Casual Conversations, From Down South, essay by Pam Willbanks, see Today, I've been thinking about friendship and fans. (28)
  • Trivia Corner (29)
  • First Kill, article and subsequent fiction by Pam Willbanks (member of the Atlanta City Police Department) ((American Graffiti) (31)
  • A Special News Flash from an Old Scrapbook (54)
  • Prologue by Rebecca Carey (Han is helped by a woman who turns out to be his mother.) (Star Wars) (55)
  • Quotes of Note (59)
  • Trader Joe's (62)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (64)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 10

I would like to comment on the PROLOGUE story by Rebecca Carey. (RG #10). I have read and reread it and I do believe it is beautiful and very interesting. The more I read it, it almost brings tears to my eyes. It was very well done. [20]
My compliments to Pam Willbanks. Her FIRST KILL was one of the finest fan stories I've ever read and I've read quite a few. [21]
I received #10 a few weeks ago, and I loved it as usual. I especially loved the story about Bob Falfa. I didn't know you could get so much out of that character. I was very pleasantly surprised. [22]

Issue 11

Rogue's Gallery 11 was published in June 1983 and contains 77 pages.

front cover of issue #11, Pam Willbanks
back cover of issue #11, Cheryl Fint

The art is by Pam Willbanks, Carolyn Sappe, Virginia Rogers, and Cheryl Fint.

From the editorial:

I would like to wish" Harrison Ford a very happy birthday from the entire Gallery. His forty first is coming up on July 13th and I'm sure we all hope he gets his traditional birthday wish wherever he may be.

And I hope all of you have seen RETURN OF THE JED! by the time this issue reaches you. Those who have written in, have given the film high praises. Whether you liked it or not, the Lucas trilogy will be great twenty years from now. STAR WARS has not only made filmatic history, it has also become a worldwide household word. Thank you, George Lucas, for letting us share your fantasy.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (52)
  • Comparison Reviews (45)
  • Memories, Friends, and 8 x 10's: Harrison Ford Fandom, Observations from a Late Bloomer!, essay by Kathy Vergano (54)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (56)
  • Return of the Jedi, photos from Lucasfilm (32), 33, 36, 37, 40, 41, 44)
  • photo from Dolly Magazine, Italy, January 1983 (57)
  • Harrison Ford, Star Wars, two poems by Carolyn Purnhagen (58)
  • I'd Just As Soon Kiss a Pig, article by Nancy Baker and Nora Porben (59)
  • Observing by Pam Willbanks (61)
  • Sabaac, Anyone?, fiction by Cheryl Flint (Star Wars) (62)
  • Hoth Encounter, fiction by Carol-Lynn Sappe (Star Wars) (71)
  • Letter from Kazanjian (74)
  • Trivia Corner (75)
  • Trader Joe's (77)

Issue 12

Rogue's Gallery 12 was published in September 1983 and contains 74 pages. It contains some interior art by Carol Lynn Sappe.

front cover of issue #12, Virginia Rogers: "The Composite Ford"
back cover of issue #12, Cheryl Fint
From the editorial:

During the first week of June this year the TV program ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT ran a short interview with Sergio Mendes. On that program during the interview ET flashed a photo of Sergio's now famous recording studio built by Harrison with both Sergio and Harrison standing in front of the building. In this photo Harrison had long hair. I've found only one person who saw that studio or the broadcast for that matter. Our intrepid Assistant Editor is that person. She said the photo was on the TV for only a few seconds, but it would be nice if someone out there caught a video of it. If so, let this editor know first. Okay? Pam Willbanks watched it, but her VCR was in the repair shop!

I again am putting out a call to all you writers for more fiction. We need them very much no matter how long or short, but they must have one of Mr, Ford's characters, That is the only requirement.

Just thought I would throw in another announcement here. The present SF WorldCon is in progress and ROGUE has been assured the next issue will have verbatim copy of the Lucasfilm presentation in Baltimore on INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM. So hang tight people. ROGUE is there. Don't miss the next issue.
A fan's "Open Letter to George Lucas":

Seldom, if ever, does something come along with the impact of STAR WARS. Through the years, I've noticed children didn't seem to have the same imagination I did, as a child. You, George Lucas, showed them what a person can do' with an imagination.

Adults went through life going to work, coping with everyday problems and somehow, in all this, dreams were lost. You George Lucas, changed all that. You showed us there is nothing wrong with hopes and dreams at any age.

As the years have gone by, evil and hatred have become a daily splash on the news and in the newspapers. A person could wonder if there was any good left. You, George Lucas, changed all that. you showed us that love, friendship, and good does exist and will always win out in the end.

There is hope for myself, my children, and I feel I can speak for many others from the bottom of our hearts. You have given so much of yourself for so many. I'm sure there has been much joy, headaches and heartaches in all this. Now, Mr. Lucas, take care of yourself. We all wish for you the very best there is. Use the Force and be happy.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Word Games by Carol Lynn Sappe (40)
  • Comparison Reviews (43)
  • Observing, article by Pam Willbanks (46)
  • photos from from Italy, from Amica, Octobter 1982 ( 47)
  • Word Games by Marcia Erwin (51)
  • photos from Italy, from Arbiter, June 1981 (52)
  • Where Have We Heard This Before, fiction by Beth Lentz and John Bills (Star Wars, Frisco Kid fusion) (53)
  • The View from Down Here, essay by 13-year old Dave Vergano, see A Look at Fans (57)
  • More Human Than Human, article by Sally A. Syrjala (Blade Runner) (59)
  • Han Solo: Reflections in an Ewok Celebration., fiction by Beth Lentz (Star Wars) (61)
  • Open Letter to George Lucas by Carolyn Purnhagen (62)
  • Quotes of Note (64)
  • Rogue Member in Audience (70)
  • Trader Joe's (71)
  • Pen Pals (72)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (72)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 12

Thanks for another great issue of RG (#12). Really enjoyed the report on Ripon College. The school photos will be a big help in drawing young HFs, Solos, Indys, etc. [23]

Issue 13

Rogue's Gallery 13 was published in November 1983 and contains 73 pages.

front cover of issue #13, Cheryl Fint
back cover of issue #13, Cheryl Fint

The art is by Cheryl Fint and Carol Lynn Sappe.

From the editorial:

This is the last issue of 1983 and I cannot believe how fast this year has passed. It seems that as ROGUE gets bigger, I've become less time conscious. Perhaps I should be grateful. I know I have plenty to give thanks for this Thanksgiving Day. I have tried to show it through ROGUE'S contents with all the tremendous help I've received. Your continued support is a great morale booster. I'll try to never let you down. I mean that sincerely.

[snipped]

I understand that the new video tape RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK will have an INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM trailer at the beginning of this tape so don't let it surprise you. Think this is a great idea, and wish it had been used earlier. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone responsible for the release of RAIDERS to video. I doubt there will be a dry eye in the house when we first see this tape in our living rooms. I cried the first time I watched STAR WARS at home because it didn't seem possible I owned the tape. This will be an exceptional Christmas, one long remembered.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • photos (1)
  • photos (16)
  • Baltimore World Con Report by Joann Emerson (26)
  • Quotes of Note (29)
  • early PR photos (33)
  • Acting Technique, article by Lynda Redder (34)
  • Marion's Song, filk to the tune of "Home in Indiana," by Nancy Baker (35)
  • Word Games by Marci Erwin (35)
  • Indy and Me, poem by Annamariea DeFrancesco (36)
  • poems by Carolyn Purnhagen (Indiana Jones, Heroes) (37)
  • From a Certain Point of View, article by Joann Emerson (40)
  • We Loved Return of the Jedi, But..., article by Laura O'Brien and Tina Bennett (41)
  • For the Lack of Something Better..., fiction by Nola Caulfield (Star Wars) (42)
  • General Solo, Is Your Strike Team Assembled?, fiction by Beth Lentz (Star Wars) (51)
  • Christmas Special for Harrison and Melissa
    • Death Scene, fiction by Carolyn Purnhagen ("Now, Rogue Gallery members, don't get too upset. This is my Christmas present to Harrison Ford. Not one fan would have wanted Han Solo to die in Jedi, but Harrison thought that Han should have died, so I wrote him a death scene. The kids almost cried and was sure they would have died if this had happened, but they could see Han and Leia doing this scene. I hope that this will make Harrison smile.") (Star Wars) (60)
    • The Night Before Life Day, fiction by Beth Lentz (62)
    • Hans Christian Harrison, poem by Rebecca Carey (64)
    • Merry Christmas, poem by Carolyn Purnhagen (65)
    • Holiday Cheers, poem by Beth Lentz (66)
    • Gift Giving 101, fiction by Kathy Vergano (Fan's recalcitrant and non-observant husband is grateful he can now buy his wife videotapes of Harrison Ford movies rather than have to think about other gifts to get her.) (67)
  • Trader Joe's (71)
  • Pen Pals (72)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (72)

Issue 14

Rogue's Gallery 14 was published in 1984 and contains 85 pages.

cover of issue #14, note that this appears to be mistakenly labeled "13" on the cover
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines)
  • Wages by Nora Caulfield (Star Wars) (16 pages)
  • The Wedding by B.J. Kreuz (Star Wars) (7 pages)
  • The End by Homer Sapiento (Star Wars) (5 pages)


Reactions and Reviews: Issue 14

Really enjoyed the stories in RG #14. WAGES was a joy to read and depicted Han, Chewie and friends delightfully in character with a good flair for humor. Also liked THE WEDDING and THE END. [24]

Issue 15

Rogue's Gallery 15 was published in May 1984 and contains 104 pages.

front cover of issue #15, P. Levin
back cover of issue #15, Lynda Reeder
the cover of issue #15, signed by Harrison Ford, printed in "Rogue's Gallery" #16. The article that accompanies this photo is about a fan's determined and highly personal pilgrimage to make contact and observe Ford on the set of Witness. Two excerpts from that article that address Ford's comments about being given a copy of "Rogue's Gallery": "'I've got something to show you,' I said in return, handing [Gary, someone involved on the set] my copy of Rogue's Gallery #15 that I had brought with me... He flipped through it, then said, 'Do you mind if I show this to him? I don't think he's ever seen any thing like this before.' I said yes, of course, then asked quietly, 'Uh, do you think you might ask him to sign it?' He promised he would do what he could."

"Gary came over to talk to me, congratulating me on my success, then said that he had given Harrison my copy of Rogue's Gallery. Harrison had flipped through it, he said, and had shaken his head, muttering, 'Where do they get all this shit.' I howled, it was priceless. So typically Harrison. Also learned that he has been reading it during his lunch."

The art is by Rebecca Carey, Cheryl Fint, Cindy Smith, Virginia Rogers, Beth Olson, B.J. Kreuz, Carol Lynn Sappe, and Lynda Reeder.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (60)
  • LuncaCon Report by Laura Alexander (This is a description of the hour long talk that Frank Marshall gave at the con on March 17. It consists of a complete description of the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom slide show: description of the each of the slides and a transcript of what Marshall said. ) (22)
  • What I Did on Summer Vacation, article by Rebecca Carey (50)
  • Japanese Magazine Roadshow Translation, article by Larry Lawrence (57)
  • 1960, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Hanover Street) (63)
  • On the Way Home, fiction by Jenna Bruce (Frisco Kid) (73)
  • Leia, My Love, fiction by Carolyn Purnhagen (Star Wars) (81)
  • The Letter, fiction by Carolyn Purhagen (Star Wars) (83)
  • Iran Deckard, fiction by Dave and Kathleen Vergano (Blade Runner) (93)
  • Carpentry 101 -- Building a Role, poem by Beth Lentz (Witness/ Harrison Ford fusion) (100
  • Mixed Movie Match-up, game by Marci Erwin (101)
  • Trader Joe's (102)
  • Pen Pals (103)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (104)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 15

I was immediately impressed by RG #15's cover. The new logo looks great and is a good way of titling the 'zine without interfering with the cover artwork.

Rebecca Carey's striking portrait only hints at the excellence to be found within.

I have one observation to add to Laura Alexander's LunaCon reports. On the programs Nightline and Eye On Hollywood the night of May 22nd, they showed bits of the short that I believe Frank Marshall showed (what will be the "Making of..." documentary). From my memory, I believe that Ford was wearing headphones (from a Walkman or like) while practicing with his bullwhip. One might wonder what kind of music one would listen to whilst cracking a bullwhip. The theme from Rawhide, perhaps? Included in the same bunch of clips, Spielberg was assuring the viewers that they really weren't in Sri Lanka and that the palm trees behind him were fake and the mountains were painted flats and the elephants were men in costumes (rather large men really). [25]

RG #15 looks grand, from the front cover to the back, wonderful artwork all the way through, front, cover is a gem, and I loved the new format. Pictures as stated, are wonderful. I loved the news items, bless Linda McCauley for her input and her pictures ana really enjoyed Rebecca's comments on Philly. Is this not the second public facility that an HF film has blocked? Was it not the same thing with Union Station in LA for BR? Truly enjoyed the transcript

of Luna Con from Laura. This was a major treat, and that Frank Marshall is a wonder. Truly enjoyed Jenna's Tommy. Again an author has created a very fine new character and I hope that we see more of this new gal, and Jenna's Tommy, very fine use of that character. Enjoyed Beth's Carpentry 101, very very good - and please tell Marci that once again she got me and I thought I had those one liners down pat, NUTS, now I do. Good brain teaser for sure. I am very pleased that once again this person was able to donate a story to RG. I was very pleased to see a Halloran story and from a man's hand - more interesting. His David and his Maggie, were very alive, very real, and very well done. I felt like I was back on "Han over Street" with them. I hope that al1 your authors, this time and also last time, have another story or two up their sleeve, a lot of fine stories have passed through RG. A lot of new characters that fit so well into the stories that we know and with the characters that we feel we know. [26]
I haven't had a chance to finish reading RG #15 all the way through, yet (still have some fiction to complete), but what I've read I've enjoyed immensely. There are times when I think RG does a better job of covering HP's movies than the professional press!...Having one main thrust of interest helps, I guess...I was delighted to read Rebecca's account of the filming at 30th Street. It doesn't make me any less envious, but at least RG managed to get a reporter onto one shooting site! Why couldn't they have been there on the weekend I was able to scout around?! "Tain't fair! I suppose, though, that when one has been a fan as long as she has, she's "entitled" to finally see/meet the man. [27]
those TOD publicity photos, especially the one on Page 17! *Sigh* Lots of n-i-c-e non-TOD photos, too! oYou've put out another issue of RG for us Ford fans to drool over.,..and to be educated by! [28]
I don't know who you're "protecting" under Homer Sapiento's alias, but if he (or she) is afraid of being "yelled at" by producing a story of that type under his or her own name, then I hereby proclaim that he/she need not worry[29]
Had a chance to finish reading the fiction in RG #15. Enjoyed Senor Sapiento's "1960". You are obviously protecting a pro--either present or past....Anyway however it is, he writes a mean story and I've been enjoying reading them. [30]
I really like Sapiento's stories in both #14 and #15...Wish you could tell me his I.D....I thought his Han story went superbly with my poem. [31]

Issue 16

Rogue's Gallery 16 was published in September 1984 and contains 119 pages.

front cover of issue #16, Tina Mauldin

The art is by Tina Mauldin, Carolyn Golledge, Rebecca Carey, Mary Platt, B.J. Kruse, and Sharon Stefaniuk.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • News Regarding Temple of Doom (1)
  • photos from Movie Mirror October 1984 (9)
  • Photos from the Editor's Collection (13)
  • News Regarding Witness (30)
  • Quotes of Note (48)
  • Fan Impression of Temple of Doom, article (50)
  • Retaliation to Globe, article by Judi Globe (54)
  • The Pennsylvania Expeditions, or The Search for Ford, article about doggedly watching the filming of Witness, photos by Barbara Anderson ("I frankly and unobjectively admit to weak knees, stomach knots, difficulty breathing, and a total inability to move. I was stunned; awed by the tangible aura, the sensual presence of the man. There was an almost visible, palpable energy around him.... I walked, like someone in a trance, out to the street to watch him. There, the few crew members that I now thought of as friends came over, took my hands in theirs, asking if I was all right, I was shaking from head to toe, tears of happiness were running down my face. I was never better!" It was during this journey that Ford signed a copy of "Rogue's Gallery" #15.) (56)
  • On the Witness Philadelphia Location, article by Rebecca Carey (70)
  • A Fan's Friend Was an Extra in Witness, article by Marcia Brin (71)
  • News Contributors (71)
  • Indiana Jones and the Icebox of Doom, fiction by Phoebe Leven (73)
  • Franco Alderaani Spaghetti and Meatball, fiction by Wendee Lewis (Star Wars) (75)
  • The Search for Astelle, fiction by Carolyn Golledge (Luke, Leia, and Han search for Luke and Leia's mother.) (Star Wars) (76)
  • A Boy's Best Friend, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Indiana Jones) (99)
  • Return, fiction by Sally A. Syrjala (Indiana Jones) (111)
  • Is the Doctor In?, fiction by Beth N. Lentz (Indiana Jones/Doctor Who) (114)
  • Uniformity, game by Nancy Baker (113)
  • Trader Joe's (117)
  • Pen Pals (118)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (119)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 16

I received RG #16, and I was particularly impressed with Barbara Anderson's narrative of her experiences during the filming of WITNESS. It felt as if I was there, too, and could feel her excitement, joy, and tears. I actually caught myself giggling at her descriptions of the events which took place, I compliment her on her dedication and perseverance, and God knows I would have done the same thing if I had lived anywhere within 500 miles of Pennsylvania. I must also compliment her on her ability to speak at all on such a momentous occasion... Thank you Joann, for bringing this story to us, and please extend my thanks to Barbara for her contribution. [32]

I want to compliment you for this issue of RG #16.

First the Newsitems which I believe totally are RG's thing are fantastic, a totally terrific selection of news on HF. I compliment the contributor who found and sent in the Roger Simon Chicago Sun Times piece. Trust me, I am getting that framed, delightful.

I appreciate as I suspect all us RG's do, the fact that you select the pros and cons of HF's work and present them, often I think, but usually even if the point is a tad buried with some critics "personal chat". There is a point, negative perhaps, but it makes one think and that's the key. As fans sometimes I think we do say well that HF movie was not so "wonderful" But HF was grand; well maybe so but there are negative points and reasonable ones to consider and you make an effort to present them also. Applause for that (also dearly love your editor comments. I usually end up saying right on!! and then looking around to see if the family wonders to whom I am speaking!).

I was totally pleased to see the material from the Lancaster area on WITNESS, dandy, wonderful. The news items do make one want to see this film as does Rose's transcription of the Today Show interviews!! Now we have the pictures. Thank you. I loved them dandy shots of Mr. Ford in Lancaster.

TOD shots weren't "bad" either, but I love this feature of RG. Am glad that you have been able to add. As a still collector I am totally pleased and as a native (transplanted) of Penna who got semi fantastic scenery shots in the Lancaster area - I was very pleased to see the newspaper pics that were contributed, and also the very very dandy report from Barbara Anderson of her "adventures" and that Barbara got RG through to HF, applause^ applause Barbara, and sincere thanks for relating it all to us. I sincerely felt I was there with her!!! Thanks for sharing and thanks also to Rebecca for Philly!!! Both these gals had the opportunity to see Mr, Ford at work and their impressions of the actor and the man come through loud and clear. What a nice guy and he said we may not like him if we got to "know" him^ I tend to suspect the truth is that he is a very fine and caring human being, which I feel is quite proved with Marcia Brin's article about a friend of a friend that was an extra for this film.

After trying to digest all the newsitems, the pics and the fan reports on HF, I then settled dwon for the fiction section. My Lord Mrs. Emerson! what a treat. Great "ending" for a very very fine, classic edition of RG. Nancy Baker you got me with those mix and match! Gads!! Beth Lentz, Is The Doctor In? was lots of fun, and enjoyed Sally, Phoebe and Wendee! But after I got off the floor with Beth's story (had to read that twice, it was unique and great). I sat down and read Carolyn Golledge's story. Search for Astelle, and I believe I was told this is one of the first stories from this gal and I was very impressed. I certainly hope this gal will write lots more and perhaps use this interesting character Astelle she has created. YOU gals are to be congratulated, all of you for the fine stories, poems and brain teaser.

But ladies, I will admit and I see from Quotes of Note that we all agree that there is one author who's name is be coming a chant. Homer! Homer! Homer! Just where do I get a collected volume Halloran and Maggie was perfect and there's Indiana Jones and Marion, I thought I was a Marion and Indy fan before, but after "A Boy's Best Friend", I just know I am (and hey Willi was a dandy in TDD). But this was one heck of a story and of course, does your basic we can go elsewhere with this. Be it with the baby, the glowing coin, Indy's mother (nice gal, I can relate!), or my old friend Mar of this chap's stories? I know, I just read RG. I loved his Han story. David cus, this was just excellent. And, did love the use of the Tommy Lillard "long est day of my life" line (hey how about a Tommy story!! Homer!!) I am very pleased that a man is writing these characters, and the balance and projection of these characters to the women characters is perfection to me. Applause, applause Homer on this the latest of your stories and applause, applause to the editor for including them. I of course, Joann, hope and pray and will even consider an out right bribe for another chapter of this story to appear in the next RG or any other story this chap may feel like writing for us. Thank you, Homer.

RG I think has achieved a very perfect balance between the news items, the pics, the fan articles, and the fan fiction. I sincerely hope Joann you can continue the Rogue for long time. I know you say it's from us that RG comes. OK we are here and we will assist, but thanks!! for all the RG. I consider my RG collection to be super special and you again proved that. RG #16 is the best yet!!! and I just bet you can top this one with #17. [33]

As usual, RG #16 was up to your usual standards! In fact, I think each issue keeps getting better and better.

"Homer" had me on the floor with "A Man's Best Friend." Funny, I somehow just don't, think of Indy as having a Jewish Mother! I know, not quite that bad, but I was strongly reminded of such a stereotype. I do hope there is a sequel in the works — it would be cruel and unusual punishment to leave us all in the lurch, wondering about that coin!!

All in all, an excellent, entertaining and informative (as usual) issue -- take a bow. Madam Editor. [34]

#16 RG is great, your ever increasing number of photos is fantastic and very welcomed, and the fiction is getting very interesting. I especially liked "A Boy's Best Friend" and "Is The Doctor In?" Also, do you still sell back issues?

Thanks again for all the great pictures- ( More!!!) and for the new friend I have because I answered a Trader Joe's. [35]

The best piece, by far, was "The Pennsylvania Expeditions" by Barbara Anderson. I was literally in tears reading that article. It felt like I was the one who had actually met him. And it gave me a speck of an insight into the real man. Not many surprises. I've always known he is a perfect gentleman.

[...]

I particularly liked "A Boy's Best Friend" by Homer Sapiento. Loved the bit about the red & white striped nightshirt! Just picture those "great legs!

And I really liked the art on page 107 by Rebecca Carey.

I was in perfect agreement with "Retaliation to Globe" by Judi Grove. The article had had me completely outraged!

Oh, and I also loved the picture and "New Era" excerpt on page 40. Is that going to be in the film? If so, I can't wait to see that! [36]

I found Barbara Anderson's article very interesting, even though she has too much of a tendency to drool over HF.

Also, I greatly enjoy Homer Sapiento's stories, whoever he is. I wonder if he has access to professional assistance? At any rate, by all means encourage him to continue submitting stories.

I've seen TOD and I loved it. It was the most fun I've had at a movie in ages (possibly since SOME LIKE IT HOT). I wasn't expecting a work of art, so I wasn't disappointed when I didn't get one. Some of the reviewers seemed to have had that unreasonable expectation. (I do recognize the necessity for art in the motion picture world, and I appreciate it when I can get it.) At one point, I thought Short Round was overdoing it while bashing the little Rajah, but that was my only negative reaction to the violence. The criticisms of Lucas and Spielberg I've been reading remind me of the criticisms of the Beatles after they became hugely successful. [37]
I thoroughly enjoyed "A Boy's Best Friend." It was laugh out loud funny. A few tears funny! Lord, Mrs. Jones is a nudge of monumental proportions but obviously sharp as a whip -- (if you excuse the pun). I get the impression from past reviews that Homer Sapiento is a pseudonym for someone. Please tell this excellent writer to stand up and be counted. He or she has a real flair for the written word. [38]

Issue 17

Rogue's Gallery 17 was published in December 1984 and contains 97 pages.

front cover of issue #17, Dianne Smith

The art is by Dianne Smith, Mary Platt, and Rebecca Carey.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • photos, Film July/August, 1984, German7 (5)
  • photos by Barbara Anderson (7)
  • Photos from the Editor's Collection, "Rudolph Valentin & Thedaberra" (26)
  • photos New Era Newspaper, Tuesday, May 8, 1984 (30)
  • On Location in Lancaster, article by Judi Grove (41)
  • A Dream Comes True, article by Linda McCauley (44)
  • photos by Linda McCauley (47)
  • Temple of Doom in Brazil, article by Marco A. Pupo (49)
  • Quotes of Note (50)
  • The View from Down Here, article by Dave Vergano (55)
  • World Con "84" or Life in the Anaheim Fastlane, article by Louisa Scheuerman (56)
  • cartoons by Nancy Baker and M.A. Baker (61)
  • A Companion Eye View of the LA World Con, article by Joann Emerson (62)
  • The Colloquy, fiction by Kathy Jentz (The Conversation) (65)
  • Post Script, fiction by Cynthia Smith (Star Wars) (68)
  • Merry Christmas, Marcus, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Indiana Jones) (88)
  • Where's the Womprat?, fiction by Wendee Lewis (Star Wars, commentary on the Wendy's fast food slogan that became what we would now call a meme) (92)
  • Quiz (93)
  • Trader Joe's(94)
  • News Contributors and Rogue Identities (96)
  • Galleyproof, editor's comments (97)
  • Pen Pals (back cover)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 17

RG #17 arrived on December 31. What a marvelous way to ring out the old year and welcome in the new. Oh, Joann, this issue is perfection. The cover by Diane Smith is the best cover I've ever seen on any fan publication, I'm so pleased you were able to enlist her in the ranks of RG. I've just sent off my final payment for Chameleon and can't wait to receive same. The added artwork and new logos have truly made RG a delight for the eye. And those photos -the ones from the set of WITNESS - Wowie. I love them all. That full-page one with coffee cup in glorious. Those by Linda McCauley are equally good. [39]

There were several news articles I had not seen. Some very interesting ones.

I love seeing where they are coming from, Brazil and Scotland. There were several back articles that I had never seen also. I had never heard of My Friend Tony. Ford in a loin cloth. Holy Moly, Dr. Jones! You see, I did think about it. Ha.

I want a stand up and cheer for Mary Platt! She said it all better than I could. It is very much like what I said on my soap box in the Wookiee. My hats off to Mary and I wish some of these critics would take a long walk off of a short pier, was some violence in Dune that almost or did offend me and it takes a lot to offend me on that. I will discuss that with you on a tape later. Anyway, thank you, Mary Platt.

And God Bless Homer for such a delightful Christmas present to the children in all of us as well as the adults. Very clever, funny and all around wonderful Christmas story. I thought I would fall off my chair at the line, "Anyone with oysters on his breath dies!" I love it! I believe I could read Homer's writing day after day and never tire of it. Such a great sense of humor and a wonderful way with words. Thank you. Homer, once again. I hope Homer and his loved ones had a Merry Christmas and have a wonderful new year with more great stories to come. [40]

RG #17 arrived Mon. p.m. What a lovely, early Christmas surprise! I sat right down and read it, cover to cover, instead of cleaning, etc. as I should have. Clothes didn't get folded, but too bad. LOVED the reports of the Blooper reel (do you think HF knew what was coming during the "Whipping scene?") Oh, for a picture or two of the expressions on his face; just priceless, I'll bet. Really appreciate the WITNESS reports and pix: thought I had them all, but you came through with more; and such good ones, too. Helped to alleviate my depression for awhile. Diane Smith's portraits are lovely; really enjoyed Rebecca's linedrawings for Cindy's and Homer's stories, which I also enjoyed, especially the kicker at the end of Homer's.

And thank Luisa for the WITNESS trailer synopsis, I want so badly to see it![41]
The point Mary Platt made in her article about the violence in INDIANA JONES and the TEMPLE of DOOM is very true. That's exactly how I felt ever since I heard this ludicrous outrage over nothing, blowing it all out of proportion. The message in films is the element that is important, not what backs it up. If this is going to happen every time there are bits of violence in film or on TV, we might as well pretend such classics as "Gunsmoke," "The Lone Ranger," and all the good mysteries never existed. Forget even fairy-tale violence in Disney cartoons. The controversy over the violence is probably what kept TOD from being the most popular film of the year and the reviews from being all positive. [42]
As a devoted Ford fan who's just finished reading my first issue of RG, I want to say I'm thrilled...and I can't wait for the next issue. I particularly liked the reports from fans lucky enough to be on the set of WITNESS, and I roared at the end of Merry Christmas, Marcus. March won't get here fast enough for me! [43]

Bless ALL for RG #17. It is splendid. From the beautiful cover, straight through the new items, the marvelous on location reports, THE PICTURES, and of course the fiction, a fantastic issue! I enjoyed the RG ID's, think that's one neat idea, OK. I sent mine this time...

Am so pleased that we have our foreign fans able to donate as well. Fandom is sharing and I feel this issue is a marvelous example of that.... I feel that it's the HF fans going to see this trailer that has helped make BEVERLY HILLS COP #1 ...A big round of applause to the artists. Gorgeous illos, and great cartoons...The fan fiction was super. Hats off to Kathy Jentz for Martin Stett and special applause to C. Smith for Postscript (I have a real soft spot for the "smuggler" and this story is excellent.) And thank Homer Sapiento for this lovely Xmas tale with Marion and Indy. I do have a question or two. OK, Marion and Indy have three kids? Let's get the details here. Homer and it's Marcus and Mrs. Jones Senior, right? Details Homer, details. [44]

Issue 18

Rogue's Gallery 18 was published in March 1985 and contains 115 pages.

front cover of issue #18, Rebecca Carey
back cover of issue #18, Mary Platt

The art is by Rebecca Carey, Pam Willbanks, Scheherazade, Daniel Phillip B., and Lunda Reeder.

This issue had Rogue's Gallery Reader's Survey as an insert. The survey's results were printed in the next issue.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • photos(13)
  • Witness News (14)
  • photos (24)
  • Witness: What the Fans Say (38)
  • cartoon from a Video Newspaper (40)
  • Quotes of Note (41)
  • Temple of Doom versus The Empire Strikes Back, article by Sally Syrjala (40)
  • Harrison Ford, poem by Beth Lentz (44)
  • Rogue Identities (46)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento, see I hate sequels. (47)
  • Different Horse of a Color, fiction by Pam Willbanks (American Graffiti) (49)
  • The Seekers, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Indiana Jones) (79)
  • The Crown of Martiza, fiction by by M.K. Cooper (Star Wars) (104)
  • Trader Joe's and pen pals (114)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (115)

Reactions and Review: Issue 18

I congratulate the editor on selecting such fine fan fiction, poem, and articles. I am a great fan of Bob and Gwen as Pam (Willbank's) knows, but she was superior this story and I thank M.K. Cooper for sharing her character and Han with us, and I thank Homer for another chapter of Indiana Jones and Marion. Hope that all these authors will continue to share with us. I was pleased to see Laura O'Brien's questionnaire, and I did respond and I await the results thanks for doing this Laura, fun for us, a lot of correlation for you, but, hey, everyone do it. The RG I.D.'s are neat to read and this is the only way a lot of us will ever meet each other,...fine idea. I was pleased to see the idea for a HF Con in conjunction with a World Con, this is something we should strive for. Hope this does become a reality. [45]
I am having quite a battle with myself over your questionnaire. It's very difficult to narrow some of those questions down to just one answer. The results should be fun to read and the comments. So much fun to hear what others feel about Mr. Ford's performances, etc. [46]

Issue 19

Rogue's Gallery 19 was published in June 1985 and contains 94 pages.

front cover of issue #19, Mary Platt
back cover of issue #19, Martine Pesquer

The art is by Mary Platt, Cheryl Fint, Feris Segler, V. Rogers, Lunda Reeder, and Martine Pesquer.

From the editor:

Orders for the book RESOLUTIONS:SOLO have not been sufficient for me to publish it. Your reserve money has already been returned, or soon will be. I'd like to thank all of you who showed interest in it.

Next I'd like to comment on the Rogue Survey taken in RG #18. I wanted to get some idea of possible changes in RG that would better suit those fans who are members now. These figures represent about one third of the total membership/subscribers. The figures shown represent 58 replies I received by May 7th.

It's apparent to me that most of the fans answering the survey are happy with RG's contents as it stands. The, most disliked parts of RG are the fiction (14 votes) followed by poetry (7 votes), repetitious news items (7 votes), art (8 votes) and quality of printing, one item not listed, which received 7 black marks. I intend to improve on as many of these things as I can. My biggest problem has been art and finding several people who can do action-art for fiction. Anyone able to do this, please contact me immediately. Those who liked the fiction and art, i.e., those who mentioned them specifically, are almost equal to those who specifically disliked the fiction and art, which equalizes both sides. Still I will try to do better in all departments. Only one person specifically mentioned they liked the price of RG, although I have received comments on this in letters.

This issue starts Rogue's fifth year. I don't know where the time has gone. This RG#19 issue hopefully will show some improvements over past publications, as well as some news items not seen anywhere else. Thanks for your suggestions and your support.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Witness News and Reviews (8)
  • Spanish Interview with Ford on TOD (37)
  • News Contributors for This Issue (39)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento (It is a review of Witness, which Sapiento enjoyed but was critical of plot points and the nude scene.) (42)
  • Another Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento, see This is just one, male, outsider's opinion on a particular cultural phenomenon that has crept into my life. (44)
  • Thoughts on Witness, article by Joann Emerson (46)
  • Two Witnesses at a Special Screening, article by L. Scheuerman and Gaylen (47)
  • Quotes of Note (49)
  • Photos from the Editor's Collection (15, 61, 97)
  • Blade Runner Baffler, game by Marci Erwin (54)
  • Pen Pals and Rogue I.D. (56)
  • Pat McQueeney Letter, reply to fans from Harrison Ford's agent (58)
  • Harrison Ford Mini Con Update (59)
  • Photos from Rebecca Carey (60)
  • Crossed Currents, fiction by Laura O'Brien (Han Solo/Indiana Jones) (63)
  • What's In a Name?, fiction by Carolyn Golledge (Star Wars) (80)
  • Private Thoughts, poem by Martine Pesquer (84)
  • Safeguard Deodorant Soap, A Silly Ad by Wendee Lewis (85)
  • Rogue's Gallery Reader's Survey Results (87)
  • Trader Joe's (93)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (94)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 19

I wanted to say how much I loved RG #19. Loved the WITNESS article from Australia and the Spanish interview was tops! ...It's nice having fans overseas to share these treasures with us. I loved reading of the two lucky Witnesses at the Special Screening. Bounded wonderful Would love to see Harrison and his sons in person. Also loved Laura O'Brien's Crossed Currents. A nice title and great story. I've wanted to see a good Indy meeting Han story for a long time and Laura got down perfectly. She captured their personalities and the humor of the situation ...and its definitely one I'll be reading again. Also I enjoyed Carolyn Golledge's What's in a Name? It was very sweet. Mary Pesquer's poem Private Thoughts is another that I'll be reading again...and also liked her Indy...on the back cover and Mary Platt's John Book on the front. [47]
I want to tell you how much I enjoyed RG #19. I loved reading all the WITNESS reviews and information about Harrison. I thought Cross Currents was charming and funny with both Han and Indy very true to character. [48]
RG #19 was terrific, as usual, but I do have some serious disagreement with Homer's comments about WITNESS. I felt he was being rather petty in his criticisms, and I certainly disagree with his assessment of the bathing scene. I felt it was beautifully done and essential for the film. Sorry, Homer. [49]
Congratulations on another fine issue. The information on WITNESS was very interesting. I have to say, honestly, that I enjoyed Homer's Parting Shots most of everything in this issue. Next favourite was Crossed Currents by Laura O'Brien. Love the interaction between Han and Indy — particularly the bit about the snake. Also enjoyed the survey results. [50]

Issue 20

The Rogue 20 was published in September 1985 and contains 101 pages.

front cover of issue #20, Feris Segler, "dedicated to Irene Tumanov"

The art is by Feris Segler, Mary Platt, and Dave Garcia.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Witness Parody, reprinted from Mad Magazine (46)
  • Quotes of Note (64)
  • Photos from the Editor's Collection (51)
  • Closet Castaways, fiction by Homer Sapiento (American Graffit/Star Wars) (79)
  • The Cutting Room Floor, fiction by Irene Tumanov (Indiana Jones) (89)
  • Indiana Jones and the Summer of Doom, fiction by Phoebe Levin (Indiana Jones) (95)
  • Blade Runner CrissCross, game (96)
  • Thoughts on Witness, article by Lyn Whitfield (51)
  • Maybe You Noticed This?, article by Linda Boster and Melody Corbett (52)
  • Ford Mini Con Update by Cindy Smith (61)
  • Hanover Street Revisted, article by Joann Emerson (62)
  • An Australian Impression of WITNESS, article by Sue Morris (76)
  • Another Rogue Finds Ford, article by Florea Spiciarich (77)
  • Trader Joe's (98)
  • Pen Pals (95)
  • Galleyproof (100)
  • Rogue I.D.'s (100)
  • News Contributors for This Issue (101)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 20

Issue 20 came just a few weeks before my birthday and as usual it was super. I enjoy every aspect of the Rogue. Love the stories by Homer and all the rest. Keep them in. Also thanks for all the pics and art work. Wish the pics could be in color.[51]
No way am I getting involved in this fan controversy with Homer. I like his writing and don't want him to stop writing for Rogue because of any bad raps. Tell him not to stop sending you his good material in case he feels it's not well appreciated. I love it! [52]
I found reading everyone's comments on Homer's articles most intriguing. He certainly knows how to stir up a hornet's nest! Things will never be boring with Homer around. Hope we never lose him. I loved Closet Castaways! A great idea by Carolyn Purnhagen made into an enthralling and hilarious story by our very talented Homer. [53]
Out of all the interviews I've read in Rogue #20, I've noticed every time the interviewer asks Harrison about his private life, Harrison turns it into his professional life. I can't help wondering if his characters are his personality because he's so natural as an actor. When asked a question Harrison has a lot of er, uh, plus he grins a lot and takes deep breaths. He works very hard at hiding the real Harrison Ford. But this feeling I've got, I think the characters are Harrison...maybe someone else could write in and say what they think. [54]
Really liked Irene's story. Homer's was... well, rushed. I had it twice before I could understand it. Loved all his other stuff though.... Always love the Rogue Finds Ford fan articles. I hope maybe someday I can contribute something as interesting. [55]

Issue 21

The Rogue 21 was published in December 1985 and contains 81 pages.

front cover of issue #21, Dahlia Badanowski
back cover of issue #21, Feris Segler
From the editorial:

It doesn't seem possible that another year has come to an end. Looking back over this year's issues. Rogue's contents have provided US with much more than just news.

I am constantly reminded of how many Ford fans there are, how widely separated we are by distance, occupation and even ethnic background, yet we have managed to find one common ground—Harrison Ford, a rather unusual one by most standards. Following the career of anyone is normally done in a casual manner, often hearing something on the news or reading different press sources without a definite attention to anyone in particular. Self proclaimed Ford fans are not like that. Ford fan interests vary widely, but most often his fans simply want to read about him or see his photos. A "fan" is a slang term for "fanatic", -- a person inspired with excessive and bigoted enthusiasm -- not exactly a kindly definition, but certainly true in varying degrees.

If those around us believe that fandom is illogical, a fallacy of misguided infatuation or worse, they have not viewed fandom as this editor has. I have come to recognize fandom as a great sociological and psychological experience plus, for me at least, an amazing education in the power of the press. Fans working through Rogue have made me realize what, collectively, people can accomplish if we have one goal in mind. Makes me hope that world leaders can do as well. Maybe they should start their own "fanclub" and "Rogue"! At any rate, for various reasons, I think fandom has been a grand experience, and hope to continue in it for a long time.

I want to thank all the contributors to Rogue. Their hours of work has made Rogue a unique and worthwhile publication. Fandoms outside of Harrison Ford fandom should be so lucky.

Here's wishing every one of you a wonderful holiday season and the very best for the coming year. Thanks for being there.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Announcements (35)
  • Locate the Clues, game by Anne Lutz (36)
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation, article by Cindy Smith (37)
  • Hostetler's Home Town, article by Nancy Baker (43)
  • Dwindling Sanity, article by Dave Vergano (45)
  • I Know You Didn't See This, article by by Linda Boster and Melody Corbett (47)
  • Traveling Around the WITNESS Set, article by Cindy Smith and Laura Alexander (57)
  • Supposition, fiction by by Homer Sapiento (Star Wars) (60)
  • Kathy's Clown, fiction by Linda Boster (Witness) (66)
  • Lessons Learned, fiction by Lauralee Braun (Witness) (71)
  • Cockpit Conversation, fiction by Carolyn Golledge (also in Auzwars Chronicles (1985), Southern Comfort #1 (August 1985), Alliance #1 (January 1995)) (73)
  • Once Upon a Time, cartoon by Dahlia Badanowski (55)
  • Musical Tribute by Maxine Nelson (77)
  • A Silent Apology, poem by Anne Marie Flack (77)
  • Trader Joe's (78)
  • Pen Pals (79)
  • Galleyproof, editor's comments (80)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 21

Yes, I know my subscription to RG ran out and I'll be renewing soon. Out-of money.

Editor's Note: I will hold your sub place. BcKiause of increasing subs. Rogue now has a LIMIT on publication copies, and that limit has almost been reached. Resub as early as possible, or at least let me know you PLAN to resub so I can save your sub place. Have been told a Rogue Subscription is a great gift for a Ford fan but don't forget this is a limited publication. Order early! [56]

On the night of November 26th at 7:29 p.m., I saw the second only nighttime launch of the space shuttle Atlantis. The night sky was exceptionally clear and the moon was full and so very bright. I saw the launch from my front yard and even though Cape Canaveral (Cape Kennedy) is approximately 150 miles east of

Tampa, I could see the bright orange starry glow as it was descending from the launch pad, then the orange glow became white and as it was turning eastward, it looked like a big, bright star, and slowly disappeared. After witnessing that, it suddenly dawned on me that it had appeared just like the Millennium Falcon... It was as if Han Solo and Chewbacca were manning that take-off and I was seeing the Falcon up there in the sky. It was truly exciting. [57]

I want to especially compliment Lauralee Braun for her Lessons Learned. Very good job, and I admire La Pone, and I think she captured what La Pone could have done with Elaine. Thank you.

Linda's story left me a tad embarrassed. I am not sure why. Probably my old problem with no girls, or maybe I related to, well, to affection for an older chap. But it was a grabber and she's good, that lady. And I always did like that Everly Bros, song anyway, Kathy's Clown. Neat touch.

I want to thank Carolyn Golledge for her Cockpit Conversation, which is one of her best short stories and as a book seller, I look forward to being able to say, yes, I (kinda) know that gal, and yes, she has a book here we can sell you. Congratulations, Carolyn, and let's get that publishing date!

And then we have Homer. Hi Guy, remind me of the tote bag fiasco? Well, Joann never said if you would have something in Rogue #21, but you answered my question, and you are here with a truly good story of Han and Leia. You can do Han, Sir, 100%, and your Leia is wonderful. I hope that you will continue to contribute to RG. Your short stories I enjoy for sure. [58]

I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year's subscription. Wire Service has been great, especially since I don't have much access to Ford news here in Bristol, [Tennessee]. I find the fiction has also been excellent, especially the stories by Homer Sapiento.

Thanks to Rogue, I've learned a lot about Harrison didn't know, and it's enhanced my admiration for him, even though I didn't think that was possible. [59]

I loved Homer's story. It is one of my favorites. I think I would place it second only after A Boy's Best Friend, but then I'm a sucker for Han/Leia romance. I loved the verbal sparring, and particularly liked the reference to the chain about Leia's neck. I had forgotten that. Han's reaction was very touching.

Thank you to Beth Letz for those articles on Ford's early acting career. He is a born actor, a very rare talent, and these early reviews bear witness to that. Also was interested in the Ben Ford article, an up and coming sport star. Enjoyed the two WITNESS stories, especially Lessons Learned by Lauralee Braun. Great to think Book had found something in this experience to drive away loneliness. Enjoyed Linda Bostert's story also. Those girls would have to be blind not to develop a crush on John Book. Loved the artwork. [60]

I love the [reprinted clipping] about Harrison's son Ben. It he ever has a career in major league baseball and his team's games are televised, this girl will be glued to that TV watching tor that handsome Ford face. Maybe I'll even learn a little something about the game.

I also would like to thank Beth Lentz for the [reprinted clippings] about Harrison's first reviews for his work as a stage actor. I enjoy reading about his earlier work and these reviews made the reading even more enjoyable since they were so complimentary towards him. [61]

Issue 22

The Rogue 22 was published in March 1986 and contains 92 pages

front cover of issue #22, Dave Garcia: "Confrontation"
back cover of issue #22, Mary Platt: "Indy"

The art is by Dave Garcia, Anne Lutz, Cheryl Fint, Lynda Reeder, J. Emerson, Mary Patt, Rebecca Carey, and Feris Segler.

From the editorial:

Several fans have inquired about the status of the Walk of Fame Star Fund. All those fans who donate have been promised a notification if Mr. Ford accepts this honor. Inquiries and donations should both be sent to Ruth Scott, PO Box 694, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA.

In February 1986, Rogue's Gallery was listed as an unofficial Fanclub and Fanzine in a worldwide Fanzine Directory. Since then I've received dozens of letters inquiring about everything from, "What is a fanzine?" to the location of Sylvester Stallone's fanclub. Uh, there ARE some things I cannot answer, sorry, but have tried to answer everyone.
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • a reprint of a letter by Kevin B. Fahey sent to the L.A. Times, the title is the Oscars and his support for the film WItness (2)
  • Quotes of Note (43)
  • My Lucky Day by Jane Wilson (a fan's account of getting Ford's authograph, how she gave him a hand knit sweater, and his thank you not to her that arrived in the mail six weeks later) (55)
  • Announcement (58)
  • poem by M.K. Cooper (59)
  • Friend is Someone Who... by Homer Sapiento (Star Wars) (59)
  • Rachel, poem by M.K. Cooper (Witness) (67)
  • The Price of Fame, fiction by Mary Platt (Harrison Ford RPF metafic) (68)
  • Coming Home, poem by M.K. Cooper (Witness) (73)
  • Crossroads, fiction by Lauralee Braun (Witness) (74)
  • cartoon (85)
  • game (85)
  • a three page comic by Dahlia Badanowski (a fan imagines various Harrison Ford characters while traveling on an airplane) (86)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento (89)
  • Pen Pals (91)
  • News Reporters for This Issue/Contributors (91)
  • Ads (91)
  • Another Ford Meets HF by Jane Wilson (includes photos of a car dealership called "Harrison Ford") (55)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (back cover)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 22

Homer definitely hit the nail on the head with his comments about the Academy Awards. I have long been of the opinion that some of the awards are given for sentimental reasons. Some of those awards were. John Wayne's Oscar for TRUE GRIT (he was close to death, and I think they wanted to give him his due), Henry Fonda's for ON GOLDEN POND (for the same reasons), and this year (Geraidine Page's). I'm not saying that all awards are given on that basis, but sometimes you have to wonder, especially with the glaring omission of THE COLOR PURPLE from any Oscars. I could write a book on my opinions of the Motion Picture Academy. Thanks for giving me this outlook. [62]

R6 #22 couldn't have come at a better time for me. I really appreciated the letter to the Academy. I have threatened to write them myself in the past. At the time my thoughts were not nor complementary and expressing myself like an adult would have been impossible. I am glad Keith [Fahey] thanked them and expressed himself so well. (Also want to thank Homer for his timely Parting Shot giving those of us with Academy Frustrations a way to vent ourselves with a resounding "RIGHT ON, BROTHER!" Whew! It made me feel better.

I loved the photos and stories, everything, cover to cover! (And those too!) I found THE PRICE OF FAME fascinating, sort of genius and at the same time a little unsettling...Sort of an eerie feeling. I know that the zine is dedicated to "our Rogue" but at the same time it is for us fans; therefore, Quotes of Note has always been a favorite of mine. It shows that we are all different. I hope more and more fans will comment in Quotes of Note. [63]

I thought the front illo was a kick and I did enjoy B.F. Gallagher's A Night at the Oscars, but have to admit that the letter to the Academy from Keith Fahey from the LA times (?) was marvelous. We should sign him up for Rogue.

The library card was wonderful, just an English major type thing. Thank whoever sent it in.

[snipped]

[Temple of Doom]: You said a play? A movie? Could it be a board game of D&D variations? [Ed. Note; I printed the article just as it came to me. It sounded like a boardgame, but mentions of people's names in this "cast" made me question what it was.

[snipped]

Whoever asked about the SW comics: That is being cancelled. It has not sold well. The main grief is the new artist that I was told "can't draw well". ^ regard your first editions as solid gold! just as the IJ series. And buy Overstreet's Comic Guide, talk to a good dealer when and if you plan to sell. On the VA fan who has a "contact". I felt this was excellent. People are willing to share, it makes for the best newszine.

On the JEDI questions you raised, I think George Lucas deep down wanted to talk to someone about these ideas he had, would this work, would it not? and why? or why not? I think he planned for himself, that there would always be a chat on his films. It could also mean there were some connecting short scenes that were cut that should have been included.

Jane Wilson was so grand for sharing and that she got a personal response is fantastic. That is delightful for the rest of us fans and confirms what we felt, that is a true gentleman.

[snipped]

Please relate to Mary Platt that I truly enjoyed her story The Price of Fame and her illos. I would love to see someone compare HANOVER STREET and WITNESS. Both wonderful stories about love, friendship, and knowing when to give up the girl. [64]

Issue 23

The Rogue 23 was published in June 1986 and is 77 pages long.

front cover of issue #23, Anne Lutz
back cover of issue #23, Mary Platt

The art is by Anne Lutz, Mary Plat, Carolynn Sappe, and Feris Segler.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines)
  • Wire Service: Awards, articles, reviews, etc.) (1)
  • Mosquito Coast Visited (News and TV interviews) (26)
  • A Blade Runner Pilgrimage, article by Stephanie Lopez (38)
  • Thoughts On Hanover Street, article by Lyn Whitfield (48)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento (topic was the Oscar Awards, Mosquito Coast) (41)
  • Ford Storyzine Names and Addresses (49)
  • Sushi or Kimchee, fiction by M.K. Cooper (Blade Runner) (51)
  • Martian Flu, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Witness) (68)
  • Trader Joe's (75)
  • Pen Pals (76)
  • The News Reporters/Contributors (77)
  • Galleyproof, editor's comments (77)

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 23

Just wanted to drop you a short note to compliment you on your ability to continually amaze me by making each issue of Rogue better than the last!!...Martian Flu was the highlight of the mag. I loved every word. MORE please. Homer!... Poor John Book. I couldn't help but laugh over his comments on his predicament! Especially when the kids took his gun (seems to be his burden in life!). But the ending was very touching...characters, dialogue, and dry humor down pat! I am addicted. [65]
On issue #23 the covers were great, the material excellent. Ok, Ripon and an Honorary Degree. I hope he does make it at some point. Heck, even Chuck Heston accepted an Honorary degree from Northwestern (?) where he went, met his future wife of I think 33 years, but did not graduate. This is a lovely gesture and if HF could get a schedule, this would be neat. I am sure the area is small, but I'm sure the hang-up is getting a very busy Mr. Ford to say Gees, OK and then getting him there in June or May, whenever they do graduate. I enjoyed all the news Items, so many overseas items. [66]
Reading through Rogue's Gallery makes me very envious with all these behind the scenes TV specials on WITNESS and MOSQUITO COAST. They are programmes that I could never see. In fact the picture of Allie Fox on Page 27 in issue #23 is the first one I've seen of Harrison as him. I've only seen mentions so far that the film is being made (before I got Rogue.) [67]
Because of my missionary work, I no longer have an income, and will not be able to rejoin Rogue's Gallery. I'll miss it very much, but I'll remain a HF fan always. [68]
I'm hoping that MOSQUITO COAST will bring in a whole new slew of ideas, and therefore more articles!... Don't get me wrong. Have no intentions of saying that MC will not spawn some look-a-like films, but know it would be a shame it it happens that Allie Fox suddenly becomes a new type of Rambo! Heaven forbid. At least MC will not have fans raving about more, more! Have truly begun to hate sequels, prequels, whatever, and you can include all the "remakes" Hollywood has spawned lately. Wonder how the HF fans will take to remakes of Indy films, or worse yet WITNESS? It could happen, I hope not, in my lifetime. [69]

Issue 24

The Rogue 24 was was published in September 1986 and is 72 pages long.

front cover of issue #24, Feris Segler
back cover of issue #24, Beth Lentz

The art is by Feris Segler, Beth Lentz, Rebecca Carey, Carolyn Sappe, Joann Emerson, and Thomas Murk Freda.

  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (1)
  • Quotes of Note (22)
  • Walk of Fame Star, article by Ruth Scott (29)
  • News Reporters/Contributors (31)
  • Strangers, Both, In Strange Lands, article by Linda Boster (30)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento (32)
  • Interchanges, fiction by Lauralee Brauen (Witness) (34)
  • Pen Pals (40)
  • Galleyproof, comments by the editor (40)
  • Diptych, fiction by by Paula Freda (Star Wars) (41)
  • Brigid’s Cup, fiction by Homer Sapiento (Frisco Kid) (70)
  • Trader Joe's (70)

Issue 25

The Rogue 25 was published in December 1986 and is 83 pages long.

cover of issue #25
  • Wire Service (clippings, and retyped mentions, discussion, and interview transcripts from many newspapers and magazines) (46 pages)
  • A Parting Shot by Homer Sapiento
  • Close Encounters Of The Ford Kind (Fan meeting with Harrison Ford) (3 pages)
  • Rachel Was Special (Deckard) (4 pages)
  • A Mid-Winter’s Nightmare (Han Solo) (4 pages)
  • And One Clear Call For Me (Indiana Jones) (4 pages)


References

  1. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  2. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #9
  3. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #13
  4. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  5. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #2
  6. ^ from "Rogue's Gallery" #3
  7. ^ comment by Jane Firmstone in "Rogue's Gallery" #3
  8. ^ comments in "Rogue's Gallery" #19
  9. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #12
  10. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  11. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  12. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  13. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  14. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  15. ^ as reported in the Kansas City Star, June 1981
  16. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #9
  17. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #9
  18. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #10
  19. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #9
  20. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #11
  21. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #11
  22. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #11
  23. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #13
  24. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #15
  25. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  26. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  27. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  28. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  29. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  30. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  31. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #16
  32. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  33. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  34. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  35. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  36. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  37. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  38. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #17
  39. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  40. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  41. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  42. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  43. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  44. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #18
  45. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #19
  46. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #19
  47. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #20
  48. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #20
  49. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #20
  50. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #20
  51. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  52. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  53. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  54. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  55. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #21
  56. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #22
  57. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #22
  58. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #22
  59. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #22
  60. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #22
  61. ^ from a letter of comment in Rogue's Gallery #22 (March 1986)
  62. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #23
  63. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #23
  64. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #23
  65. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #24
  66. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #24
  67. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #24
  68. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #24
  69. ^ from a letter of comment in "Rogue's Gallery" #24