MCM: Vincent Price

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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)

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Brigham Young (1940)

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Hudson’s Bay (1941)

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A Royal Scandal (1945)

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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)

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Fall of the House of Usher (1960)

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The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

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Nefertiti, Queen of the Nile (1961)

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The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

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What’s your favorite Vincent Price historical costume movie?

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Sarah Lorraine

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design and a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture, with an emphasis on fashion history. When she’s not caught in paralyzing existential dread, she's drinking craft cocktails and writing about historical costume in film and television. She's been pissing people off on the internet since 1995.

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.

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    • 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!

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  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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