May: Vincent Price Month–Day Thirty-One

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Today is the last day of May…meaning my Vincent Price posts are finished after I hit “publish”. I am so glad that I actually stuck with it. It has been very fun to do a different post every day and I appreciate those who took the time to visit. I can’t think of any other actor that I would post about every day for a month but Vincent Price was a special man.

If I could sum up Vincent Price in five words, they would be: kind, intelligent, talented, adventurous, and curious. I know it isn’t easy to describe someone in five words, but Vincent portrayed himself as being a very nice person who loved to learn and explore the world. He was a brilliant film actor and stage actor. He loved collecting items from different parts of the world. But most of all, he created many different films and other works for all of his fans (or “phans”) to remember him by forever. He was a man who was a celebrity, who walked amongst some of the other greats of his time, but he was also a man who absolutely loved eating hot dogs at sports games and deep sea fishing.

Vincent, wherever you are, I want you to know that you have a fan for life in me. The works you left behind are amazing and you will never be forgotten!

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May: Vincent Price Month–Day Twenty-Nine

Vincent Price Cheese Delights – Biscuits

1/2 cup chilled butter
1/2 lb grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

split blanched almond, for garnish
salt, to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 In a bowl, cream together the butter and cheddar cheese (you can use an electric mixer, if you like – just be sure not to over-mix).
Mix in the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Gather dough into a ball, cover with plastic, and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Remove from refrigerator and turn out the dough onto a lightly-floured board.
Roll dough to a 1/4-inch thickness and cut with a small round biscuit cutter.
Place biscuits on a non-stick baking sheet, press a half of a blanched almond in the center of each biscuit, and lightly sprinkle the biscuits to taste with salt.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7-8 minutes until golden.

 

 

 

 

 

May: Vincent Price Month–Day Twenty-Six

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Today I thought I’d do something a bit different. Since Vincent and Peter Cushing were really good friends, and today would have been  Peter’s one-hundred-and-first birthday, I decided to do a post about him. I haven’t seen a lot of his films, but I know that he was very fond of Vincent. He was also a cultured man who had a vast amount of knowledge. In an interview published in ABC Film Review in November 1964, Cushing stated, “People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen bird watcher.” In an interview published in 1966, he added, “I do get terribly tired with the neighbourhood kids telling me ‘My mum says she wouldn’t want to meet you in a dark alley.

 

May: Vincent Price Month–Day Twenty-Three

Today, I thought I’d post a few fun facts.

  • Vincent Price was an Honorary Board Member of the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum. The museum features life-sized wax replicas of The Fly, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, and The Masque of the Red Death.
  • A black box theater at Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School is named after Vincent.
  • Vincent created a scholarship for aspiring artists/ actors in Missouri.