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Friday, May 27, 2011

One Hundred Fears.

Vincent Leonard Price
May 27, 1911 -- October 25, 1993
When I was a kid, my three favorite movies were King Kong (1933), The Wolfman (1940), and The Fly (1958). 

Which of those three sat atop the rest changed all the time, but it was always one of those three.
 
And whenever The Fly was king, it was always, always because of one man.

He would have been 100 years old today. 

I can't imagine he really wanted to get that old, though Lord knows if he had, he'd be partying it up with the best of 'em all night long.

The man knew how to live, and knew how to scare, and knew how to laugh, and knew how to have a wonderful life.

Today is a great day to watch a Vincent Price movie.

Need ideas?:
          1. Service de Luxe (1938)
          2. Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, The (1939)

          3. Tower of London (1939)

          4. Invisible Man Returns, The (1940)

          5. Hudson's Bay (1940)

          6. House of the Seven Gables, The (1940)

          7. Green Hell (1940)

          8. Brigham Young - Frontiersman (1940)

          9. Song of Bernadette, The (1943)

        10. Wilson (1944)

        11. Moss Rose (1944)

        12. Eve of St. Mark, The (1944)

        13. Laura (1944)

        14. Keys of the Kingdom, The (1944)

        15. Royal Scandal, A (1945)

        16. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

        17. Shock (1946)

        18. Dragonwyck (1946)

        19. Long Night, The (1947)

        20. Web, The (1947)

        21. Up in Central Park (1948)

        22. Rogues' Regiment (1948)

        23. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

        24. Three Musketeers, The (1948)

        25. Bagdad (1949)

        26. Bribe, The (1949)

        27. Champagne for Caesar (1950)

        28. Baron of Arizona, The (1950)

        29. Curtain Call at Cactus Creek (1950)

        30. Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951)

        31. His Kind of Woman (1951)

        32. Pictura (1952)

        33. Las Vegas Story, The (1952)

        34. House of Wax (1953)

        35. Mad Magician, The (1954)

        36. Casanova's Big Night (1954)

        37. Dangerous Mission (1954)

        38. Story of Colonel Drake, The (1955)

        39. Son of Sinbad (1955)

        40. Vagabond King, The (1956)

        41. Serenade (1956)

        42. While the City Sleeps (1956)

        43. Ten Commandments, The (1956)

        44. Story of Mankind, The (1957)

        45. House on Haunted Hill (1958)

        46. Fly, The (1958)

        47. Tingler, The (1959)

        48. Big Circus, The (1959)

        49. Bat, The (1959)

        50. Return of the Fly, The (1959)

        51. Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

        52. Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

        53. Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile (1961)

        54. Naked Terror (1961)

        55. Black Buccaneer, The (1961)

        56. Master of the World (1961)

        57. Tower of London (1962)

        58. Tales of Terror (1962)

        59. Convicts Four (1962)

        60. Confessions of an Opium Eater (1962)

        61. Twice-Told Tales (1963)

        62. Tabu, I (1963)

        63. Raven, The (1963)

        64. Haunted Palace, The (1963)

        65. Comedy of Terrors, The (1963)

        66. Chagall (1963)

        67. Beach Party (1963)

        68. Diary of a Madman (1963)

        69. Last Man on Earth, The (1964)

        70. Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)

        71. War Gods of the Deep (1965)

        72. Tomb of Ligeia, The (1965)

        73. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)

        74. Dr. Goldfoot and the 'S' Bombs (1966)

        75. Jackals, The (1967)

        76. House of 1,000 Dolls (1967)

        77. Spirits of the Dead (1968)

        78. Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General (1968)

        79. Scream and Scream Again (1969)

        80. Oblong Box, The (1969)

        81. More Dead Than Alive (1969)

        82. Trouble with Girls, The (1969)

        83. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

        84. Abominable Dr. Phibes, The (1971)

        85. Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

        86. Theatre of Blood (1973)

        87. Madhouse (1974)

        88. It's Not the Size That Counts (1974)

        89. Devil's Triangle, The (1974)

        90. Journey Into Fear (1975)

        91. Butterfly Ball, The (1976)

        92. Strange Case of Alice Cooper, The (1978)

        93. Days of Fury (1978)

        94. Scavenger Hunt (1979)

        95. Once Upon a Midnight Scary (1979)

        96. Monster Club, The (1980)

        97. Vincent (1982)

        98. Thriller (1983)

        99. House of the Long Shadows (1983)

      100.  Pogo for President: 'I Go Pogo' (1984)

      101. Bloodbath at the House of Death (1984)

      102. Offspring, The (1986)

      103. Great Mouse Detective, The (1986)

      104. Whales of August, The (1987)

      105. Dead Heat (1988)

      106. Backtrack (1989)

      107. Edward Scissorhands (1990)


Now, I already spent quite the time and energy celebrating his centennial with a li'l Raven I made. I'm sure you've read all about it.
But I just wanted to mark the day and make the point.

You will never be forgotten, Vinnie...



Happy Vincentennial!

 BLOODBREATH!

6 comments:

  1. Wow! That is one long list of movie suggestions! I certainly don't own all of those, but I do have a few Vincent Price movies around. I should watch one of those tonight as a tribute - good idea! :)

    Wonderful picture of him, by the way!

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  2. Please help,do you know a name of the movie starring Mr Price, with a hand going around, killing people?

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  3. Right now all that comes to mind is the 1946 film The Beast With Five Fingers, but that was Peter Lorre (remade in '81 with Michael Caine). Let me go looking...

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  4. Thank you for the info, will check out that one. Plot sounds familiar, but I think it was colour movie and that Price was there... sigh... I watched it as a kid, I have probably mixed up smtng. Thanks again.

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  5. yup, that is the movie, just watched it.

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  6. Amazing what time does to our memories. I'm just glad I still have most of my brain functioning, hahaha! Glad you got to see the movie again!

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