MCM: Vincent Price


Today, we celebrate the incomparable Vincent Leonard Price, who passed away October 25, 1993. Seems appropriate that a man who made a career out of creepy should die so close to Halloween. In his honor, we take a look back at his (always elegant and impeccably dressed) body of work in historical costume. And oh, what a beautiful body it was … ahem


Victoria Regina (1935)

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The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)


The Tower of London (1939)

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The House of the Seven Gables (1940)



Brigham Young (1940)

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Hudson’s Bay (1941)



A Royal Scandal (1945)



Dragonwyck (1946)

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Up in Central Park (1948)

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The Three Musketeers (1948)

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Casanova’s Big Night (1954)

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The Ten Commandments (1956)



Fall of the House of Usher (1960)



The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)



Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile (1961)



The Masque of the Red Death (1964)



The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)


What’s your favorite Vincent Price historical costume movie?


About the author

Sarah Lorraine


Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

5 Responses

  1. mmcquown

    Ah, yessss! The greatest uncured ham in American film. My fave is probably Ligeia, although it’s hard to choose. Loved the cameos in the Beach Blanket movies, which he shared with Buster Keaton.

    • MoHub

      Wish you had a picture of him inRuddigore. He was completely miscast as Sir Despard, but he had a terrific pair of plus-fours in the second act!

  2. Jose

    What about all the other periods horror flicks he has done don’t they look good ?I’m so curious about them
    Also loved the stills from Victoria he and Helen Hayes looked so cute together


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