VINCENT PRICE AUTOGRAPHED SKETCH



Vincent Leonard Price Jr. was born May 27, 1911 – died October 25, 1993.  Vincent was an American film actor. He is remembered for his distinctive voice and serio-comic attitude in a series of distinctive horror films, his tall 6′ 4″ stature and polished urbane manner made him something of an American counterpart to the older Boris Karloff. Price accepted a cameo part in the children’s television program The Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971) in Hamilton, Ontario Canada, on a local station. In addition to the opening and closing monologues, his role in the show was to recite poems about the show’s various characters, sometimes wearing a cloak or other costumes. He has also appeared in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) and Theatre of Blood (1973), in which he created a series of campy, tongue-in-cheek villains.  Vincent also recorded dramatic readings of Poe’s short stories and poems, which were collected together with readings by Basil Rathbone. He greatly reduced his film work from around 1975, as horror itself suffered a slump, and increased his narrative and voice work, as well as advertising Milton Bradley’s Shrunken Head Apple Sculpture. Price’s voiceover is heard on Alice Cooper’s first solo album, Welcome to My Nightmare from 1975, as well as the TV special entitled Alice Cooper-The Nightmare.  He also starred for a year in the early 1970s in a syndicated daily radio program, Tales of the Unexplained.  Made a guest appearance in a 1972 episode of The Brady Bunch, in which he played a deranged archaeologist.  Price performed a sinister “rap” on the title track of Michael Jackson’s monumental “Thriller” album. In addition to the album being a mega-seller, the video was a huge hit for MTV.  Price had long suffered from emphysema and Parkinson’s disease, which had forced his role in Edward Scissorhands to be much smaller than intended. His illness also contributed to his retirement from Mystery, as his condition was becoming noticeable on-screen. He died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993.  Four years later, A&E produced its updated episode, a show titled Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain, which aired on October 12, 1997; it is often rebroadcast and is available on DVD. The script was by Lucy Chase Williams, author of The Complete Films of Vincent Price (Citadel Press, 1995). In early 1991, Tim Burton was developing a personal documentary with the working title Conversations With Vincent (footage of the director interviewing Price was shot at the Vincent Price Gallery) but the project was never completed and eventually was shelved.

 

Original Vincent Price Personal Sketch & Autograph, Signed on Cut Paper. Regular Price – $ 700.00 / Sale Price – $ 595.00.

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