This weekend I went to the Chiller Theatre Expo and had a fantastic time meeting a few celebrities. Among them was Vincent Price‘s daughter, Victoria who was as nice as can be. She resembles her father physically and I imagine in personality as I have never read a negative word about Mr. Price by co-stars or fans. Price is one of the most beloved actors to ever grace our screens.
Also at this time, I happen to be listening to Victoria Price’s book about her father, Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, an intimate portrait that I am enjoying immensely. Audio books are not my preferred method of learning about my favorite movie stars, but I’d purchased this one for a road trip that never happened and figured it’s perfect listening for October when many of us think of Vincent Price as the Merchant of Menace with a special gift for the macabre.
I mentioned to Victoria Price how much I enjoy her father’s radio shows and the reaction was a great, big smile. I do not need to tell you about his extraordinary voice, that rich gift of ceremonial oration that delights as much as it chills. It should be no surprise that Vincent Price had a long and distinguished career on radio. I loved reading how much he enjoyed performing on the medium, which brought together his love of the stage as well as the movies. So, without further ado I bring you Price on SUSPENSE! Listen if you dare (Vincent Price laugh).
“The horror thriller offers the serious actor unique opportunities to test his ability to make the unbelievable believable.” – Vincent Price
Price on SUSPENSE!
- From June 1, 1944 here’s an episode of Suspense in which Price co-stars with Ida Lupino. The episode is titled, “Fugue in C Minor”
- From April 11, 1946 here’s Price in “The Name of the Beast”
- From December 2, 1948 this is the Suspense production of “The Hands of Mr. Ottermole” starring Claude Rains and Vincent Price
- From November 11, 1956 “Three Skeleton Key”
- From March 3, 1957 “Present Tense”
- From June 9, 1957 “The Green and Gold String”
- From November 10, 1957 “The Pit and the Pendulum”
- Finally, from July 19, 1959 “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”
- From May 6, 1950 an episode of The Philip Morris Playhouse featuring Vincent Price in “Murder Needs an Artist”