Join us at The Film Fair @ Camden

Camden Film FairNow in its 31st year, the Film Fair @ Camden takes place on Saturday 25 June, starting 10am and ending around 4pm, and along with the many of film memorabilia stands, Vincent Price Legacy UK curator Peter Fuller will bringing along loads of signed posters, exclusive t-shirts, dvds and memorabilia for sale, while the event guests will be Carry On stars Alexandra Dane and Margaret Nolan (who also appeared in Witchfinder General). Do come on down and say hi.

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Vincent Price: The Art of His Life | An American Southwest and Hollywood tour celebrates the legacy of the iconic actor

Vincent Price: The Art of His LifeEver wanted to follow in the footsteps of Vincent Price, actor, art lover and Renaissance man? Well, following the success of our London tour last year, Peter Fuller, who brought you last year’s London Legacy Tour, and Victoria Price invite you to join them for a two-part US adventure that will encompass Vincent’s passion for indigenous art and provide a spirit of adventure that’s at the core of the Prices’ philosophy to ‘Explore! Savor! Celebrate!’.

From New Mexico to Arizona and then from Hollywood to Malibu, you will experience the Art of Vincent’s Life with the people who knew him best: his daughter, Victoria and members of the Price family, who will be your guides as we explore native American pueblos, art and culture, which was something their dad was deeply passionate about; visit the Vincent Price Art Museum at the East Los Angeles College; tour his former Hollywood homes and favourite haunts, and be invited to an special remembrance service at the Price family’s much-loved beach.

Here’s a rundown of the itinerary, which has been split into two separate sessions. You can join us for both, either, or some of the Southern Californian and Santa Fe sessions. Whatever you decide, we can’t wait for you to join us on this truly amazing experience.


Vincent Price: The Art of His Life

THE SOUTHWEST ADVENTURE | NEW MEXICO TO ARIZONA
(Friday 4 November to Thursday 10 November)

FRIDAY: 4 NOVEMBER
As a warm-up to our tour, a welcome dinner will be held in Albuquerque for those who be joining us for the next six-days. You night’s stay in Albuquerque is included in the Southwest Adventure session.

SATURDAY: 5 NOVEMBER
Our tour kicks off proper with a day trip out to Chaco Culture National Historical Park, one of the one of the most cultural and historical areas in the US, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leading us will be VB Price, who first visited the site 1960 while studying anthropology at the University of New Mexico, and who was so entranced by the place that he made it the basis of his 1998 book of prose, Chaco Trilogy. We will end the day with a dinner at the Range Café in Bernalillo, a classic diner, where Vincent, Barrett, and Victoria often ate together. After our dinner, we head off to Santa Fe.

Note: A list of recommended hotels in Santa Fe will be provided so that you can book your own three-night stay.

SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER & MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER
In Santa Fe, a city famous for spirited creativity, Victoria will guide you through the city’s vibrant local arts and dining scene, escort you on day trips to some popular Northern New Mexico destinations, and deliver a special presentation on her dad’s life and enduring legacy alongside a special film screening at an independent movie theatre. We will also visit the Institute of American Indian Art, where Vincent’s early legacy endures.

Vincent Price: The Art of His Life

TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER
We will set out on our big road trip through New Mexico and Arizona. Our first stop will be the historic Acoma Pueblo, one of the most beautiful Pueblos atop a mesa, and famous for its fine-line pottery. It was a great favorite of the Price family. We will stop for lunch at Gallup’s iconic El Rancho where we can follow in the footsteps of many of the stars from Hollywood’s Golden Years who traveled the iconic Route 66. We will then spend Election Night at the beautifully-restored La Posada in Winslow, Arizona, the last great railroad hotel designed by Mary Coulter and built in 1929 by the Santa Fe Railway for the Fred Harvey Company. During our two-night stay, you will have the chance to dine in the Turquoise Room, which was featured in A Treasury of Great Recipes.

Note: All ground transport and lodgings will be included in this portion of the Southwest Adventure session.

WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER
We next take a full-day guided tour led by a Hopi guide, who will bring us to some of the most beautiful and private areas of the three mesas that comprise Hopi. A lunch at the Hopi Cultural Center will feature typical Hopi cuisine. We will end the day with a visit to a store featuring the work of the best contemporary Hopi kachina carvers, before returning to La Posada for one more night.

THURSDAY: 10 NOVEMBER
Our road trip continues through the gorgeous red-rock canyons of Sedona, with visits to some of its most famous Native American galleries, as well as a hike at one of the famous energy vortex rocks. Our Southwest Adventure ends in Phoenix, where you can set off home or onto Los Angeles for any or all of our second session events.

Note: Our Southwest Adventure includes 3 of the 6-nights accommodation in Albuquerque and Arizona; our welcome dinner in Albuquerque; all tours and special events; and ground transport from Santa Fe to Phoenix. You will arrange your own lodging in Santa Fe and Phoenix and purchase your own meals for the remainder of the trip. Air transportation is not included. A list of recommended hotels will be provided to help you book lodgings.

Vincent Price: The Art of His Life

THE HOLLYWOOD ADVENTURE | LOS ANGELES TO MALIBU
(Friday 11 November – 13 November)

FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER
For the second part of our tour, we have designed three separate sessions, which will suit those who want to do other activities while staying in LA.

Our first event takes place at East Los Angeles community college art museum that bears Vincent’s name. Lunch will be provided, followed by a guided tour of the collection, which includes many of the pieces of art and sculpture that were donated by Vincent and his wife Mary. We will end the evening with a dinner and flamenco show at the historic El Cid (where Vincent also dined) on Sunset Blvd.

Note: We will provide a list of recommended hotels in Los Angeles to help you book your own lodging while staying the city.

SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER
Have you ever wanted to take a peek as Vincent’s former homes and favourite haunts? Well, this half-day tour, personally led by Victoria, will do just that. Plus, we will get to savour LA’s famous food trucks to recreate the culinary adventures that Victoria and Vincent shared together.

In the evening, we head out to Fullerton, Orange County, to an infamous haunted restaurant, where a public screening and presentation will take place, hosted by Haunted Orange County. Please note, the ticket price for this public event is still to be decided.

SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER
Heading out to Point Dume and Nicholas Beach in Malibu, where Vincent’s ashes were scattered out at sea, we shall join a special remembrance service and luncheon led by Victoria. This final day session also marks the end of our tour where we’ll say… Goodbye Again (the title of a play Vincent performed in the 1950s)… until Camp Vincent III (which is already in the works).

NOTE: The LA session includes all ground transportation, Friday lunch, and Friday and Saturday dinner. Air transportation and airport transfers are not included in this package.

Vincent Price: The Art of His Life

We hope this year’s tour will have something for everyone. Our Southwest Adventure is priced at US$1400, while our Los Angeles Adventure will be US$100-$200 per session. If you want to join us for the whole tour (which includes all the individual LA sessions), we shall be offering a special limited time discount price of US$1850 – a saving of US$150.

TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT, please click this link to pay a non-refundable deposit of US$100. Please note, the deadline has been extended to 1 July.

$100 Non-Refundable VIP Deposit to Vincent Price: The Art of His Life 2016

We have a limited number of spots available, and more interest than space. (If you do not end up being able to join us, then you will receive some great Camp Vincent merchandise, comprising two posters, one T-shirt, and a copy of the 2016 reprint of Come Into The Kitchen, due out in November). Payments can be made in three easy installments on August 1, September 1 and October 1.

Thank you for your interest in this amazing opportunity: Camp Vincent II: The Art of His Life. We know you will enjoy living like Vincent as you Explore, Savor, and Celebrate the American Southwest and Hollywood!

#livelikeVincent #exploresavorcelebrate #justsayyes #VincentPrice #LondonLegacyTour

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Celebrate Vincent Price’s 105th Birthday with these Limited Edition Collector’s T-shirts

Today marks Vincent Price’s 105th birthday and to celebrate we have two fantastic announcements. The second will follow shortly in a separate post, but first we have a special offer for you.

Grab one of our limited edition T-shirts this Bank Holiday weekend and you’ll get £5.00 off the normal price of £18. You can head to For Sale at the tope of this page or use the links below to make your purchase. However, if you are coming to one of our Theatre of Blood walks in July and want to save on postage, use the Contact/Mailing List link at the top of this page to reserve your purchase. This offer ends 12m’t Monday 30 May.

Featuring retro Glow-In-The-Dark green ink, our An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe T-shirt is based on the design from the original promo art used in Vincent’s 1970 TV special and comes in medium and large sizes.

Follow this link to make your purchase: http://www.vincentpricelegacy.uk/product/vincent-price-glow-in-the-dark-tee/

Created especially for the annual walking tours of the London locations used in the 1973 black comedy horror, Theatre of Blood, this classic black T-shirt features Vincent Price in his greatest role, the vengeful Shakespearean actor Edward Lionheart, and comes in medium and large sizes.

Follow this link to make your purchase: http://www.vincentpricelegacy.uk/product/vincent-price-theatre-of-blood-location-tours-t-shirt/

Now, let’s raise a toast to Vinnie!

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An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe (1970) | A Gallery of Lobby Cards

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To celebrate our Poe, Price and The Core live music and screening event in central London this coming Saturday, here’s a selection of vintage publicity stills from the acclaimed 1970 TV special in which Vincent Price played Poe unplugged.

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price performs The Tell Tale Heart in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
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Vincent Price performs The Tell Tale Heart in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
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Vincent Price performs The Tell Tale Heart in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
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Vincent Price dramatises The Sphinx in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price dramatises The Sphinx in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price plays out The Cask of Amontillado in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price gives a career best turn dramatising The Pit and the Pendulum in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price gives a career best turn dramatising The Pit and the Pendulum in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
Vincent Price gives a career best turn dramatising The Pit and the Pendulum in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

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Poe, Price and The Core | An Evening of Poetry, Film & Electronica

12321185_10155033159663973_8740640691714491247_nOn Saturday 21 May, a special evening dedicated to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as read by horror icon Vincent Price, will be held in central London.

First up will be POE, PRICE AND THE CORE, a live Poe-gressive rock and electronica musical performance showcasing the velvet voice of Vincent Price as inspired by the Master of Menace’s best-known 1960s Gothic chillers. This will be followed by a screening of the rarely-seen 1970 TV special AN EVENING OF EDGAR ALLAN POE in which Vincent Price does Poe unplugged in four tales of terror: The Tell-Tale Heart, The Sphinx, The Cask of Amontillado and The Pit and the Pendulum. Plus, some very special surprises!

This will be held upstairs at The King & Queen public house in Fitzrovia, which was where Bob Dylan made his London debut.

Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm, film screens at 8.30pm

This is a FREE event, and a handful of seats have become available so please register using the link below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-edgar-allan-poe-vincent-price-and-the-core-tickets-23091391975#tickets

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From a Whisper to a Scream soundtrack now available in the UK

From a Whisper to a Scream

Over in the US, Terror Vision have released Jim Manzie’s score to Jeff Burr’s 1989 horror flick, From A Whisper To a Scream, on 180 gram black vinyl, as well in an assortment of colours (depending on if you are a subscriber or mail order). Check out the main theme at the bottom of this post.

From a Whisper to a Scream

It comes packaged in retro style ‘Tip-On’ gatefold jacket with color inner sleeve (featuring some quite hideous artwork) and liner notes by Burr and Manzie (who was thrilled to learn that Vincent Price was attached to the indie project).

From a Whisper to a Scream

Now if you live in the UK, I’ve been able to track down the local outlets where you add this release to your VP soundtrack collection.

STOCKISTS IN THE UK

http://transmissionrecords.co.uk/shop/from-a-whisper-to-a-scream-jim-manzie-cassette/

https://boomkat.com/products/from-a-whisper-to-a-scream-ost

http://www.resident-music.com/productdetails&product_id=37939

https://bleep.com/release/64604-jim-manzie-from-a-whisper-to-a-scream

https://www.normanrecords.com/records/155751-jim-manzie-from-a-whisper-to-a

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Vincent Price London Legacy Tour | Winner of Best Fan Event at Rondo XIV

RondologoWell the votes have been counted and I’m pleased to announce that the VINCENT PRICE LONDON LEGACY TOUR has won BEST FAN EVENT at the 14th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards.

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And equally exciting is the announcement that Victoria Price has been named MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR, while yours truly here has been declared INTERNATIONAL FAN OF THE YEAR (now that really was a surprise).

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International Fan

Thanks for every so much for your votes and for your continued support in keeping Vincent Price’s legacy alive!

Read all about it here: http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/?p=224

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Cooking Price-Wise | Vincent’s Fish Fillets Noord Zee

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This guest post comes from
Jenny Hammerton of Silver Screen Suppers

Hello, I’m Vincent Price!’
So begins each episode of Vincent’s Price’s glorious television show, Cooking Price-Wise, which launched on this very day in 1971 on ITV at 11.15pm. Lucky television viewers in Britain were given friendly cooking advice from the Master of Menace himself, in six stupendous instalments.

In a traditional striped butchers apron and jaunty cravat, Vincent presented exotic sounding recipes gleaned from glamorous places outside the British Isles. He guaranteed that these recipes could be made with ingredients that any Brit would be able to buy in their neighbourhood store or supermarket. At the time this series was produced, that was saying something…

In the early 1970s many British cooks were strictly ‘meat and two veg’ types, but Vincent aimed to educate and inspire them to expand their horizons. He proclaimed that: ‘in this series of programmes, I hope to take you around the world, using your cooker instead of a jet-plane.’ He wanted to encourage the British cook to try something a little bit different, and would demonstrate some favourite dishes that he and his wife Mary had collected ‘on our travels, here and there.’ Vincent reassured his viewers that, ‘no matter how outlandish some dishes sound to you, or how out of the way the places they come from, they really are quite simple.’

Cooking Price-Wise (1971)

Before the cooking began in the very first episode, Vincent gave viewers a potted history of an obscure little vegetable that was discovered in Peru. He managed to riff about this magical food for a good few minutes without actually revealing its name. At the end of his history lesson he pronounced with great relish: ‘and this, ladies and gentleman, is it!’ Bringing into view a large, mucky example of this very famous ingredient, he pronounced its name in the way only Vincent Price could: ‘the po-ta-to.’ There then followed a demonstration on how to make three recipes using the humble spud. Manhattan Vichyssoise, Pommes de Terre Savoyarde and Fish Fillets Noord Zee.

Vincent cooks in a kitchen set that is a dream come true for those who love 1970s cookware. He uses some beautiful enamel saucepans, white with an orange and yellow design. Scattered around the work surfaces are groovy orange and yellow storage canisters. He grinds salt and pepper from lovely red and yellow wooden grinders, so familiar to those of us who grew up in the 1970s. Inspired by Vincent I treated myself to some decorated enamel saucepans a couple of years ago, and I always think of his cooking show when I use them.

My Saucepan

Vincent was very keen on kitchen contraptions. On the first show he uses an electrical device that produces a ‘whole box’ of perfectly sliced potatoes. He then shows how to use a blender to take some of the work out of making Manhattan Vichyssoise. He jokes that you must remember to put the lid on the blender ‘otherwise you will have a brand new paint job in your kitchen’. He has a lovely, friendly, chatty style as he cooks. Well aware that not every home cook in the 1970s would have a blender, he advises that using a sieve would be just as good, but harder work. Vincent’s obvious confidence in the kitchen would have really encouraged the tentative cook to try out his recipes, I am sure. He really does make the food he is preparing sound easy to make, and delicious to eat.

Cooking Price Wise_Ad_TVT_cropAll of the recipes Vincent demonstrates in the cookery show are included in the book that accompanied the series. Cooking Price-Wise is now an extremely rare and highly collectable cookbook, which was originally priced at just 30p. If you have a spare £1,000 knocking around in your bank account, you could buy one of the only 2 copies available on Amazon. Currently priced at £999.11, you’ll have 89p to play with assuming they throw in free postage. I would never, ever sell my much-treasured copy of this book. It is very bashed about, as I use it often, and it contains my notes on the recipes I have made from its lovely selection. The first time I made Fish Fillets Noord Zee in 2011 for example, my verdict was simple.  Scribbled in turquoise ink, it just says ‘Awesome!’.

Fish Fillets Noord Zee is one of the recipes Vincent demonstrates in the first episode of Cooking Price-Wise. This is a really fun dish to make as it involves putting mashed potato into a piping bag in order to make a series of ‘dykes’ which represent the sea walls in Holland. It’s a pretty bonkers recipe, but is definitely a crowd pleaser if you have guests. Sometimes I feel that making an extravagant dish just for yourself is fun too, so I rustled this up just for myself the other day. I felt like the Queen of Holland having this all to myself.

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In the Cooking Price-Wise book Vincent says: ‘If you don’t feel like cooking fish…other foods can be placed between the potato walls – for instance, you can serve all your vegetables beautifully arranged on one large dish, or a mixture of meat and vegetables can be divided by the walls. Anyhow, the important thing is to use your imagination!’

So my second attempt at this dish contained plaice prepared exactly as Vincent recommended, with his lovely creamy sauce, but instead of mushrooms, shrimps, scallops and herring roes, I used up whatever vegetables I had in the fridge. It was utterly delicious! Here’s the recipe to serve 4, but you can divide accordingly if making for less.


Vincent Price’s Fish Fillets Noord Zee
4 medium potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
Small amount of cream
4 fillets of plaice
½ pint / 284ml dry white wine*
Juice of one lemon
1/2-teaspoon salt
1/4-teaspoon white pepper
4 tablespoons butter
4oz / 112g button mushrooms
4oz / 112g shrimps
4oz / 112g herring roes, floured
4oz / 112g scallops

For the sauce
2 eggs
1-tablespoon flour
1/2 / pint / 284ml cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Parsley to garnish

Cook potatoes in salted water until very tender. Drain and mash. Beat in butter and enough hot cream to make fluffy potatoes that are still stiff enough to be pressed through a fluted pastry tube. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm over simmering water.

Poach the plaice in a cup of water, the white wine and lemon juice, with the salt and white pepper added for 5 minutes. Remove the fillets and keep warm. Boil liquid over high heat until reduced to 1/4 pint / 142ml.

Heat 1 tablespoon of butter in each of 4 small frying pans. In one sauté the mushrooms for 5 minutes. In another the shrimps for 5 minutes. In a third, toss the floured herring roes for 5 minutes. In the last, cook the scallops for 5 minutes.

Fill a forcing bag, fitted with a large fluted tube, with the mashed potatoes and press out fluted ribbon down the centre of a large serving platter. On one side press out 3 ribbons from centre to edge of platter, making 4 evenly divided compartments. Arrange the fillets on the other side in the long compartment. Put platter into a warm oven to keep warm.

Sauce
In saucepan beat eggs with flour and cream. Strain the reduced fish liquid into the egg-cream mixture and cook, stirring rapidly until sauce is hot and slightly thickened. Be careful not to let it boil. Stir in 1/2-teaspoon salt, or to taste, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Presentation
Pour sauce over the fish fillets only and garnish with parsley

NB – when converting imperial measurements to metric, there is often a slightly odd result. 112g of each of the dyke fillings are a literal translation, but you can, of course, use more or less as you see fit. Also, for American readers, the Imperial pint is 20% more liquid than an American pint. Probably not crucial in this recipe but something to bear in mind when making the sauce.

Vincent ends the first episode of his brilliant cookery show by shaking some salt over his Vichyssoise and tucking in. He signs off by saying: ‘I hope we meet again, good eating!’ and I say the same. Maybe I’ll do another post sometime, for the Vincent Price London Legacy UK blog. Vincent made Dolmades, Moroccan Tagine and Cafe Napoleon in episode 2, so perhaps I’ll try one of these. In the meantime, I do hope you give Fish Fillets Noord Zee a go. Good eating!

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50% Off Vincent Price DVD/Blu-rays – This Weekend Only!

Half Price SelectedThis weekend only you can use this voucher code ‘HALFPRICE’ to receive a 50% discount on TWO Vincent Price titles from Screenbound Pictures.

Witchfinder General – http://bit.ly/1qwQndD
Witchfinder General (blu-ray) – http://bit.ly/1VBV80Y
Bloodbath at the House of Death – http://bit.ly/1SDum3C

Just click on the links to head over to the Classic Film Direct order page.

Hurry! Stocks are limited and the offer ends midnight Sunday 10 April.

For more Vincent Price titles, currently at discounted prices check them out here: http://bit.ly/1RXTyUN

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Rondos 2016 | Vote for Vincent Price!

5434_10153910626354280_5665015165699694296_nHave you voted for this year’s Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards yet?

Please write Victoria Price in for Monster Kid of the Year for her efforts to preserve and promote her father’s legacy. Please vote for anything Vincent Price, but particularly the Vincent Price London Legacy Tour for Best Fan Event.

Thank you for supporting the ‪Vincent Price Family Legacy and the Vincent Price Legacy UK‬! We are so grateful to all of the ‪Vincent Price fans‬!!!

To vote, send your selections, along with your name to this email: taraco@aol.com.

Deadline is 10 April 2016.

Check them all out here: http://rondoaward.com/

Now, let’s bring Vincent home.

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