Saturday, August 20, 2016

“The King Of Horror”

Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. – known as “The King of Horror”  
was born May 27, 1911 in St. Louis, MO.
Vincent Price in Laura trailer Created: 31 December 1943 – Public Domain  
 His performing career spanned across every imaginable genre.  He was at home of stage, screen, recording studio and radio.  
Vincent price has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  
One is for television and one for film. 
 He has a star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame, too.

 Plenty of Stars and Credits for Performance, but there was much more to The King of Horror.

Vincent was an art collector.  He purchased his first Rembrandt when he was twelve.  He saved his allowance for a year to own that first piece.  It was the beginning of a life long interest in art.  He opened a gallery in Beverly Hills, California in the 1940’s.  He became a well respected collector, and helped establish the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, California.  The first teaching art collection owned by a community college in the United States.

Gourmet Cook

Vincent Price was recognized as a gourmet cook.  He hosted “Cooking Pricewise” – a cooking television program.  Once he demonstrated how to poach fish in a dish washer on late night TV with Johnny Carson.  He also authored several cookbooks, including,  
“Come Into the Kitchen” 
“A Treasury of Great Recipes.”  

Limitless List of Work

 We may remember him best as “The King of Horror.” but his body of work includes every kind of quality performance.  He gave us comedy, bible stories, and even gave his voice to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

 I remember him from “The Monster Mash.”

 One Classy Gentleman.

A man who limits his interests limits his life.’ – Vincent Price.





1 comment:

  1. Su-sieee! Mac August 20, 2016 at 5:25 am

    “THe House of Wax” introduced me to Vincent Price. Gosh, he was good. I couldn’t watch horror movies after that one. I wonder how much he paid for his first Rembrandt.