The Masters of Menace Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe rocking to a wild electro beat

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On 21 May 2016, a live musical performance showcasing the velvet voice of Vincent Price was held at the historic King & Queen pub in Fitzrovia.

This collaboration between London-based band The Core and Peter Fuller, curator of the Vincent Price Legacy UK community project, took inspiration from the Master of Menace’s performances in his best-known 1960s Gothic chillers and Poe’s classic poem, The Conqueror Worm, to conceive of two ‘Poe-gressive’ compositions utilising sythns and Theremin.

Ahead of the group’s studio recording of these two compositions later in the summer, here are the live recordings of the ‘jam’ sessions.

Do feel free to share and if you’d like to hear us perform live again, then do let us know.

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Pork Cutlets Escorial | Eat like a Spanish king with this classic dish from A Treasury of Great Recipes

PorK Cutlets Escorial | A Treasury of Great RecipesOn one of the sunny days that hit London recently, I got the chance to dine al fresco in the back garden. It was the perfect time to dip into Vincent and Mary Price’s A Treasury of Great Recipes for inspiration as to what to do with a number of pork shoulder medallions – and there I found Pork Cutlets Escorial.

This dish is tremendous, as is the Escorial’, wrote Vincent about the pork cutlet recipe that he got from a chef at the Palace Hotel in Madrid, which is named after Philip II’s ‘gloomy old palace and monastery’ – just the sort of place that would suit our favourite Gothic horror star.

799px-VistaescorialThis dish is incredibly easy to make, and the fusion of olives, cream and Brown sauce was winner. I did, however, leave out the glacéed chestnut (aka Marrons glacés) as they were out of season.

The recipe also calls for Mustard Fruits, which originated in Cremona, Lombardy, Italy and are made from unripe fruit preserved in a syrup that has been combined with mustard oil. As I didn’t have any, I substituted it with some homemade chutney that I had lurking in the back of a cupboard and it worked a treat.

INGREDIENTS
Pork cutlets
Dijon mustard
Salt, pepper
Butter
Flour
Mustard fruits
Dry white wine
Cream brown sauce
Large stuffed olives
Glacéed chestnuts

PORK CUTLETS
1 Rub: 4 pork cutlets with 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard each, and sprinkle with a little salt and some ground pepper.
2 In a skillet heat: 2 tablespoons butter in it sauté the pork cutlets for 5 minutes on each side, or until brown. Reduce heat and cook slowly for 5 minutes. Transfer cutlets to warm dish and keep warm.

PorK Cutlets Escorial | A Treasury of Great Recipes

SAUCE
1 Discard all but 1-tablespoon drippings in pan.
2 Add to pan: 1-tablespoon flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
3 Add: 1 cup dry white wine, bring to rapid boil and boil briskly, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
4 Stir in: ½ cup cream, 3 tablespoons brown sauce [I used HP Sauce], 8 large stuffed olives, finely chopped, and 4 glacéed chestnuts.
5 Return pork cutlets to sauce and simmer for 3 minutes.
6 In a small pan heat: 6 tablespoons finely chopped mustard fruits in their syrup.

PRESENTATION
Transfer cutlets to warm serving dish, cover with sauce and top each cutlets with a glacéed chestnut. Drain the chopped mustard fruits and sprinkle on top.

 

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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.

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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 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
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Vincent Price dramatises The Sphinx in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
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Vincent Price plays out The Cask of Amontillado in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe
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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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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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An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price and The Core

Core Evening Edgar Poe FB BannerYou’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
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-edgar-allan-poe-vincent-price-and-the-core-tickets-23091391975

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Welcome to the all-new Vincent Price Legacy UK website

portraitWelcome 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.

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