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Vincent Price A Daughter's Biography

Price, Victoria

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ISBN 10: 0312242735 / ISBN 13: 9780312242732
Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1999
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Título: Vincent Price A Daughter's Biography

Editorial: St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Ilustrador: 71 B/W Photos

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Book

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The daughter of a Hollywood legend offers a memoir that chronicles the long and varied career of a perennially popular actor who made his mark in horror films, but whose fascinating personal life included being blacklisted in the 1950s.

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Those who only think of Vincent Price as the deliciously evil star of numerous horror films are in for an enjoyable surprise with Victoria Price's Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography. The younger Price, through a dedicated search of clippings, letters, and her father's old journals, paints a beautifully rich portrait of a man with personal grace, intellectual fire, and a kind heart. Price reveals everything from odd little tidbits--Vincent was cast in his first London stage production due to his gum-chewing abilities--to profound depths, such as his lifelong love of art and his serious reputation as a student and collector. Price also had a surprisingly good sense of humor, indulging in genially self-deprecating jokes about his own occasionally abysmal movies.

Though this is definitely a loving memoir of her father, Victoria Price is not blinded by her affection for him. She gives an earnest attempt at presenting the whole man--fact-checking and debunking a few cherished family legends and unflinchingly reporting her father's youthful anti-Semitism. (As Price grew more worldly and met some actual Jews, he reversed his position and became an active supporter of B'nai Brith and the Jewish Anti-Defamation League.) But A Daughter's Autobiography's may best value may be as a handbook for actors: through the numerous ups and downs of his career, Price remained a consummate professional. He never stopped working to improve his skills, deliberately sidestepping romantic-lead parts to take on more challenging roles, and was unfailingly generous to his costars. A truly engrossing look at the noble character of one of the silver screen's greatest villains. --Ali Davis

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