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)
The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
The Tower of London (1939)
The House of the Seven Gables (1940)
Brigham Young (1940)
Hudson’s Bay (1941)
A Royal Scandal (1945)
Up in Central Park (1948)
The Three Musketeers (1948)
Casanova’s Big Night (1954)
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)
What’s your favorite Vincent Price historical costume movie?
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.
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!
I’m trying to track down a good resolution copy of Ligeia so I can do a post about it! The stills all look fabulous.
Mask of the Red Death. Medieval setting during the plague.
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