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Vincent Price: Midnight Marquee Actor's series ebook

by Gary J. Svehla and Susan Svehla

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Series: Midnight Marquee Actors Series. Paperback: 312 pages . Publisher: Midnight Marquee Pr Inc (October 1, 1995).

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Published by Midnight Marquee Press (1996)

Published by Midnight Marquee Press (1996). ISBN 10: 1887664076 ISBN 13: 9781887664073.

Vincent Price was introduced to his future wife Coral Browne by Diana Rigg during the making of the film. Gary J. Svehla & Susan Svehla, Vincent Price Midnight Marquee Actors Series, Template:ISBN, page 267.

Amongst those profiled were Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Ingrid Pitt and Jimmy Sangster. In Monsters Mutants and Heavenly Creatures, Tom Weaver interviewed the people behind the drive-in classics.

The fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Midnight Marquee Actors Series covers the film work of horror icon Vincent Price. In addition to his films, there is a chapter devoted to his radio work and another covering the stage play Diversions and Delights. The book also includes a never before published interview with Mr. Price by historian/author Lawrence French. A must for Vincent Price lovers.
Great book if you like anything Vincent Price.
Although I thought several chapters of this book covered ground that was too familiar,with several chapters being little more that plot summary, there are several chapters that are quite astute, as is the selection of stills, many never widely seen before. Undoubtedly the best feature is a long interview with Price, by Lawrence French, placed next to each film chapter under discussion. A Q & A interview segment with Price also opens and closes the book. Since each film covered is by a different author, the results, like Price's own films, vary greatly (from good to awful).
The multi-faceted pov of this book -- what with different critics reviewing the most important films of Price's oeuvre -- is both its greatest asset and biggest shortcoming. Some of the critics are wildly off the mark, some of them celebrating the mediocre and others unfairly damning minor genre gems. I caught a couple of factual errors, too, although by and large the book passed the scrutiny of a rather discriminating fan. The most enjoyable aspect of this book, for me, was the asides where almost all the guest critics confided a personal encounter with Vincent Price -- a fan letter answered, an autograph, an impromptu interview session. In fact, the mosaic of these individual encounters seemed to create a cohesive substance to the book that otherwise may have been lacking. The Lawrence French interviews were quite nice to include -- and it is worth noting that the editors did seem to go out of their way to include lesser known photographs as illustration. Also quite nice was the essay about Price's radio work -- surely one of the lesser known sides of his higly versatile career.
I've read this book with passion. The first chapters I turned to were, of course, the Vincent Price movies I loved the most. What makes this book so great is for the first time, Midnight Marquee actually featured a chapter on Vincent Price's radio work. That fascinated me more than anyone else and the author of that specific chapter, Martin Grams, Jr., needs to be commended. What Gregory Mank does for horror films in the realm of documentation, Martin Grams, Jr. does for radio. That chapter alone is worth the price of the book.
Although LCW has the trophy on books about Vincent Price, this is a thoroughly interesting read. You'll agree wholeheartedly with some of the views of the various authors and shake your head sadly at some of the others, but it's always engaging. The usual MidMar high quality!
Vincent Price: Midnight Marquee Actor's series ebook
Gary J. Svehla and Susan Svehla
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Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. (January 9, 2009)
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