Price-a-Thon 100

Tingler_1959_4 copyDate: October 30 at 1pm
Location: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Description: As part of the final weekend Halloween celebration for their Tim Burton Exhibition, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Price-a-Thon 100: a six-film tribute to the late Vincent Price (on the 100th anniversary of his birth). Price was the horror film star who influenced a young Tim Burton and went on to narrate Burton's short subject "Vincent" and to appear in Burton's feature-length EDWARD SCISSORHANDS.

Titles:

  • THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM at 1pm
  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH at 2:30pm
  • HOUSE OF WAX at 4:10pm
  • THE TINGLER at 6pm
  • THE FLY at 7:30pm
  • WITCHFINDER GENERAL (aka THE CONQUEROR WORM) at 9:15pm

All screenings are free.

FROM THE WEBSITE:

Just in time for Halloween, LACMA will screen six ghoulish classics back-to-back, all starring Burton idol Vincent Price in honor of his centenary. Heir to a candy fortune, educated at Yale on art history and trained on the London stage, Price found his métier in fright features playing tormented masterminds and menacing lords. Starting with Andre de Doth’s House of Wax, in which Price plays an anguished sculptor with a ghastly secret, Price cemented his stature as a fixture of the macabre with Kurt Neumann’s still chilling The Fly. But, as David Thomson writes, Price “surveyed the horror genre as if it were a tray of eclairs.” Among Price’s gothic delicacies are several iconic Edgar Alan Poe adaptations directed by Roger Corman in lollipop colors and eye-filing CinemaScope and William Castle’s campy entertainment The Tingler. But there’s nothing funny about Price’s cold-blooded ruthlessness in cult film Witchfinder General, in which he stars as a small-town tyrant in 17th-century rural England. In addition to his nearly 200 film and television credits, Price was an avid art collector and connoisseur who launched The Vincent Price Art Collection with Sears Roebuck and in 1951 began donating items from his personal collection to the East Los Angeles Community College, where much of it hangs in the newly-redesigned Vincent Price Art Museum."