Saturday, October 3, 2009

ATravel Log 10-3: Blog Party Fun

Thanks to The Vintage Sage  I have been on a classic Hollywood Binge this morning.
    I have been in the uniquely fortunate position to be raised by someone born in 1928. Growing up in Southern California in the 80's and 90's you would never know what Hollywood had been. It's a cesspool now, and has been for a while( if you're thinking of visiting, yeah don't expect too much unless you like seeing homeless people peeing on walls or beautiful old architecture marred by graffiti. Not bitter at all am I?). But my dad first came to LA in the 40's, and he took me down those streets and showed me what it had been. I watched the old movies with him and listened to his stories of watching them in the theaters when they had just been released. It was truly magical and pretty much ruined me for Hollywood as it is today.
    But because of this I felt like showcasing my all time favorite actor here- Vincent Price.

    The King of  Horror. The Master of Creepy.
    A man who, when special effects were rudimentary at best, could make thousands shiver with a raised eyebrow.
     My favorite movie of his would have to be a toss up between


What is yours?


  1. Oh, I LOVE Vincent Price, too! I don't really have a "favorite actor" though. It's too hard to choose. But, both of those movies are FAB!


  2. I'm not a huge Vincent Price fan (when it comes to classic Hollywood, I'm a sucker for Basil Rathbone), but, oooh... Vincent's voice? Halloween is not complete without it!

  3. I'm an old Hollywood geek, lol. I hate to say it, but my oldest's name is Vincent.

    Oh and if you love his voice over work, and happen to like Tim Burton, have you seen his student film titled "Vincent"? It is really cool. It's claymation like Nightmare, but based on a little boy named Vincent who believes he's Vincent Price, and he got Vincent Price to do the reading.

  4. Younger people have no idea who he is anymore, but my neices discovered him while listening to "Thriller" and think his voice is the coolest. He is missed!

  5. Oh awesome!!! So glad you did this post and Vincent Price is definitely the master of macabre....I loved The House of Wax! :)


  6. Okay, this might be a silly question, but is Vincent Price in the movie Fright Night?

    I've never seen these classic films. Sounds like I'm missing out.


  7. Nope, not in Fright Night but here is a little known, and slightly bizarre sighting of him- He was in Beach Party with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello.

  8. Did you know he even had his own cook book? Thanks for stopping by and I promise the soup is nothing like Elvira's Casserole ;)

  9. HE HAS A COOKBOOK???!!!!
    I must hunt down a copy immediately, if not sooner!
    Thanks for the heads up =)