Monday, 25 April 2011

Some of my favourite Vincent Price pictures.

Those of you who know me, know I have a deep obsession with Vincent Price. I have aquired a good collection of photographs of him which I am going to share with you all now as well as some facts.

“A man who limits his interests, limits his life.”







 





Some Vincent Price Facts:

  • Shortly before his death, he said that one of his most favorite roles was the voice of Professor Ratigan in the Disney feature The Great Mouse Detective (1986), especially since two original songs had been written for him.
  • Shortly before his death, he said that one of his most favorite roles was the voice of Professor Ratigan in the Disney feature The Great Mouse Detective (1986), especially since two original songs had been written for him.
  • Host of BBC Radio`s "The Price of Fear" (1973-1975, 1983).
  • Made a short speech about the black widow on Alice Cooper`s "Welcome To My Nightmare" album.
  • According to Price, when he and Peter Lorre went to view Bela Lugosi`s body at Lugosi`s funeral, Lorre, upon seeing Lugosi dressed in his famous Dracula cape, quipped, "Do you think we should drive a stake through his heart just in case?"
  • Price voted for Republican candidate Wendell Willkie in the 1940 presidential election, since both his parents were conservatives. Shortly thereafter his political views altered completely and he later became one of the most active liberal Democrats in Hollywood.
  •  His role in Edward Scissorhands (1990) was intended to be much larger, but since Price was very ill from emphysema and Parkinson's disease he was only able to appear in two scenes.
  • An avid gourmet chef, he wrote a number of cookbooks

1 comment:

  1. As you know Vincent Price was my favorite horror movie actor. This is a fine set of photos showing Vincent with other horror greats such as Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and another of my favorites, Lon Chaney, Jr. I love Peter Lorre's comment at Bela Lugosi's coffin! (LOL) Have a wonderful day and week, Shell!

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