Price Club

St. Louisans are celebrating the 100th birthday of Vincent Price this week. The cleverly named Vincentennial is organized by Cinema St. Louis. If I were visiting St. Louis this week, I would enjoy attending a screening or two. I’ll have to stroll past his star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame next time I’m in town.

Naturally my favorite Price role was on “Batman,” where he played Egghead. I heard that he enjoyed it too. We we read Edgar Allan Poe stories in school, my English teacher showed “The Pit and the Pendulum” and “The Masque of the Red Death” to the class.

I was delighted to learn that “Theatre of Blood” was Price’s personal favorite. I hadn’t thought about the movie in years but as I saw the trailer online, I remembered watching it on late-night television when I was a kid. I may have to watch it the next time it’s on.

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