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Video: The Importance of Being Vincent – Opening Night

On Saturday November 21, The Importance of Being Vincent – an exhibition of photography of late horror star Vincent Price – began a two-week run in the gallery room at the Creature Features memorabilia store. The photos (along with one or two posters) span Price’s career, including images from many of his high-profile roles: House of Wax, The Abominable Dr. Phibes, Tales of Terror, The Fly, Witchfinder General, The Pit and the Pendulum. Price’s non-horror films are represented with images from the classic murder-mystery Laura, plus House of the Seven Gables, the Howard Hughes production His Kind of Woman, and Service Deluxe (Price’s big-screen debut). There are also some rarely seen images from Prices stage work, including nice shots from Victoria Regina and Angel Street (the latter was turned into Gaslight, a film with Charles Boyer in the Price role; Price thought Boyer was too debonair to be convincingly sinister). All of the images on view can be purchased in prints of various sizes.

Hollywood Gothique stopped by during the opening night reception to interview David Del Valle, who provided by photos from his extensive collection.

Creatures Features is located at 2904 W. Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank. The store is open 11am to 6pm Wednesday through Saturday; 11am to 4pm on Sunday.


Steve Biodrowski, Administrator

A graduate of USC film school, Steve Biodrowski has worked as a film critic, journalist, and editor at Movieline, Premiere, Le Cinephage, The Dark Side., Cinefantastique magazine, Fandom.com, and Cinescape Online. He is currently Managing Editor of Cinefantastique Online and owner-operator of Hollywood Gothique.