Wednesday, 23 February 2011

An Ode to Vincent Price

Vincent Price has to be one of my favourite actors, his voice and not to mention his suave and evil demeanour is fantastic. I could probably listen to him read my shopping list and still be enamoured. If you are not aware of Mr Price I encourage you to watch this, and even if you are watch it anyway. It is a superb performance (in two parts);

He was by all accounts an amazing man, he was an artist, an author, a consummate cook and a avid art collector. At the age of just 12 he bought a Rembrandt with the pocket money he had saved up, could you imagine being that sophisticated at such a young age? He should of been a leading man, but due to him being a lofty 6ft 4in he was often deemed to too tall for the Casanova roles. However he carved a unique career in Hollywood from films such as The Bat  to Laura, his work stands the test of time. Remember the quite dull I Am Legend with Will Smith? He starred in the original and far superior The Last Man On Earth. I recommend visiting the wonderful as there are a number of fascinating stories and photographs to be devoured. 

And how spectacular is his moustache?