behalf of Laff In The Dark, I would like to recognize
the generous cooperation of the following individuals
without whose help this article would not have been
Olkon, daughter of Van Olkon, who furnished ADC advertising
material and who graciously related personal remeniscences
about her father.
Olkon, son of Van Olkon, who provided historical information
about his father's endeavors and recalled his experiences
with the company.
Kevin Arrow, Exhibition Coordinator & Registrar, North
Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, who contributed
invaluable information on his experiences with Van
Olkon, and who allowed us to include photographs and
items from his personal collection.
colleague George LaCross, editor of Laff In The Dark,
who did significant media
and public records research.
Peter Szikura, collectibles dealer and restorer, who
had an ongoing acquaintance with Van Olkon over several
years and who acquired a substantial amount of the
remaining ADC inventory near the close of the company's
Trievel, collectibles dealer, who allowed us access
Animated Display Creators archival material and original
ADC figures in his collection.