Purporting to being written in the spirit of Frank Frazetta’s late wife Ellie Frazetta, The Ghost Of Ellie is a relatively new blog that alleges the virtual kidnap of legendary fantasy artist Frank Frazetta, theft of his artwork, ownership of his work and finances by those close to him.
A series of posts takes official press releases and “fisks” them, making serious allegations in the process, calls for an FBI investigation, asks about Ellie Frazetta’s funeral, reports witnesses in an upcoming case and calls for industry support.
At 82 years old, Frank Frazetta, who recently lost his wife, muse & business partner Ellie Frazetta just 7 months ago, should be healing and resting at his home studio & museum compound. Enjoying the company of his beloved grandchildren and playing checkers with them on his porch like he likes to do, wandering his beautiful 67 acre estate at Marshall’s Creek, Pennsylvania. But instead he is currently being kept totally isolated somewhere down in south Florida…and is not permitted to leave and return home to the Pocono’s. Despite his repeated pleas to return to his beloved Museum estate.
The blog is also clearly a defense of Frank Frazetta Jr, who was charged with various crimes regarding the theft of such artwork.
Frank kept asking me why I hadn’t called over the last 3 months. And when I told him it was ‘not allowed’, he exclaimed – ’ who wouldn’t let you, who?!’ – He showed genuine concern for Frank Jr. repeatedly asking about how he was and if the false charges against Frank Jr. had finally been dropped yet. He kept saying he had no idea what was going on, was worried and that he wanted to immediately come home to the Poconos.
Frazetta’s one-of-a-kind paintings, which Ellie famously secured, preserved and displayed for all to see, viewable by the general public in one Museum for almost a decade, are now missing, and being offered for sale privately and publicly, without Frank Frazetta’s knowledge or authorization.
The painting shown above, the masterpiece known as “Kane of the Golden Sea” hung in the Frank Frazetta Museum for close to a decade and was enjoyed by thousands of fans from all over the world. Without incident.
The Master illustrator Frank Frazetta and his wife Ellie turned down countless offers to sell it over decades, so that ALL fans and fellow artists could view it in person along with 90 other masterpieces.
Frank made a great living. He could sell anything he rendered and for good money. So why dismantle the single most important collections of Fantasy Art in the world?
While the blog names names, I’m not doing so here, because this is clearly incredibly one-sided. It is, however, a blog to watch…