From The Ray Bradbury Files...

I am excited to share many never before seen images like this one with you on this blog. Here is a good one from my Bradbury files. This image has not been seen or published since it originally ran in the Waukegan Daily Sun, the hometown newspaper in Ray Bradbury's birthplace of Waukegan, Illinois. When I first began researching his life, I had a feeling that there might be a birth announcement listed in the newspaper. After combing through the microfiche files at the Waukegan Library, I landed upon this image. Note they got Bradbury's birthday wrong by one day. He was born on August 22, 1920. Still, this was a major discovery. When I showed it to Ray Bradbury, he welled up with tears. He had no idea his arrival into the world had been listed in his hometown newspaper. 

                                        Ray's birth announcement in the Waukegan Daily Sun, published a week after he was born in 1920.

                                        Ray's birth announcement in the Waukegan Daily Sun, published a week after he was born in 1920.