Monday, May 23, 2011

VINCENTENNIAL WEEK (DAY 1)

Unless you've been stuck underground in an oblong box for the last 6 or so months, you'll know that this week marks an auspicious occasion in Monsterdom -- the celebration of the 100th birth year of one of our most beloved, the one and only Vincent Price.

In one monster's opinion, Vincent Price did a lot to give monster movies a kind of acting pedigree that many others could not. Through no fault of their acting ability, many of our favorite monster players were typecast as horror actors even though they did work outside the field. Vinnie was a bit different as he came from a string of A-list, sophisticated films, then began a kind of second career as a horror film actor. I would go so far as to say that Price lended a bit of Shakespearean theatrics to many of his roles that never seemed hammy.

In his honor, I will be posting Vincent Price-related topics all week. Since this is MONSTER MAGAZINE WORLD, I'll pretty much stick with 'zines in which Mr. Price appeared in over the years. Today is a post from Charlton Publications' HORROR MONSTERS #10 from the Winter of 1964-1965.





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