MERCHANT OF MENACE
by Denis Meikle
List Price: $25.00
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White Bleed on White paper
Midnight Marquee Press, Inc.
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts / General
The Life & Films of Vincent Price
In 1953, Vincent Price adopted the mantle of the macabre, which had been left vacant by Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, to play a deranged sculptor in House of Wax. As a result, he became the face of film fright for a generation of moviegoers. For more than 20 years afterward, Price embodied the spirit of the Hollywood horror film in almost 60 features, from House on Haunted Hill and House of Usher in the 1950s to Witchfinder General and The Abominable Dr. Phibes in the 1960s and ’70s. Merchant of Menace is a celebration of this legendary actor’s remarkable life and work; it covers the entirety of Vincent Price’s film career with a wealth of fascinating detail and explains why, to many fans of the genre during the 1960s, Vincent Leonard Price was the horror film. This new Hemlock edition of Denis Meikle’s acclaimed biography of Vincent Price has been completely revised and expanded and now contains well over 300 illustrations!
Midnight Marquee Actors Series
edited by Gary J. and Susan Svehla
6x9 paperback; 282 pages; $25.00
SALE PRICE $15.00
The fourth volume in the highly acclaimed Midnight Marquee Actors Series covers the film work of horror icon Vincent Price. In addition to his films, there is a chapter devoted to his radio work and another covering the stage play Diversions and Delights. The book also includes a never before published interview with Mr. Price by historian/author Lawrence French. A must for Vincent Price lovers. While not one of the legendary Universal horror legends, Price's impressive resume of film roles makes him a more than deserving member of the MidMar Actors Series.