You’re invited to a special evening dedicated to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, as read by horror icon Vincent Price on Saturday 21 May 2016 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 the heart of London’s up-and-coming Fitzrovia.
Doors open 6.45pm, show starts 7.30pm, film screens at 8.30pm
This is a free event, but registration is required.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Welcome to the Vincent Price Legacy UK website, which has been set up by Peter Fuller, a leading expert in the life and career of the iconic actor, in response to the success of the first-ever festival dedicated to the actor to be held in the UK in November 2015.
This site celebrates Vincent the Anglophile – in both his life and films. Having first visited the UK in 1928 at aged just 17, as part of a European art vacation, Vincent fell in love with London and returned in the mid-1930s to undertake an arts degree at the famed Courtauld Institute. It was a fortuitous stay, as it was while studying in London that Vincent took up acting in a couple of productions at the Gate Theatre, one of which, Victoria Regina, would propel him onto Broadway and beyond. In the mid-1960s, the Hollywood star and the newly-crowned Master of Menace returned to the UK to work on a series of horror and fantasy films for American International Pictures. And this he would continue to do over the next two decades.
Set up as a community forum, where fans can share their stories, art and reviews of Vincent’s UK-made films, this site is hoped to become a companion to the official site run by Vincent’s daughter, Victoria Price, who works tirelessly to promote her father’s legacy in both the US and in Europe.
If you would like to contribute to the site in anyway, please do let us know. Just click on the contact button at the top of this page.
For the latest news, reviews and updates about the Vincent Price Legacy UK, please do check out the Facebook page as well as the Blog and my dedicated YouTube channel which you can subscribe to HERE. And if you’d like to take a journey down memory lane, check out my Rondo Award-winning real-time diary on Vincent’s 1928 European Travel Journal, My First Trip Abroad.