Price, Vincent, 1911-1993

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Price, Vincent, 1911-1993, Actor, art collector, patron of Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993.

From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 Aug. 6-14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646400285

Actor, art collector, patron; Los Angeles, Calif.; d. October 25, 1993.

From the description of Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 August 6-14 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77866325

Vincent Price was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on May 27, 1911. His father was president of the National Candy Company in St. Louis. Price received a B.A. in art history and English from Yale University in 1933, and studied art history at the University of London from 1934 to 1935. Price began his acting career in 1935 in a London stage production of Victoria Regina. He acted in Mercury Theatre productions (1937-1938), in Outward Bound (1939-1940), and in Angel Street (1941-1942). Price made his film debut in 1938 in Service de Luxe. He appeared in over one hundred films, achieving fame particularly in films of horror and suspense. In addition to his stage and film roles, Price performed on radio and television; authored several books; lectured on primitive and modern art; and served on committees and boards of arts organizations, including the Archives of American Art, U.S. Indian Arts and Crafts Board, the arts council of the University of California at Los Angeles, and the White House Fine Arts Commission. Price married three times: to Edith Barrett, Mary Grant, and Coral Browne. He had a son, Vincent Barrett Price, from his first marriage and a daughter, Victoria Price, from his second marriage. Price died in Los Angeles, California, on October 25, 1993.

From the description of Vincent Price papers, 1890-1990 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702121349

From the guide to the Vincent Price papers, 1890-1990, (Manuscripts and Archives)

Actor.

From the description of Reminiscences of Vincent Price : oral history, 1981. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 86158096

Actor, art collector, and supporter of the arts. Full name: Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.

From the description of Papers of Vincent Price, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070094

Actor, art collector, and supporter of the arts; full name was Vincent Leonard Price, Jr.; d. 1993.

From the description of Papers, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 31605116

Biographical Note

  • 1911, May 27: Born, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1933: B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn.
  • 1934: Teacher, Riverdale Country Day School, Riverdale, N.Y.
  • 1934 - 1935 : Attended Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, London, England
  • 1935: First professional stage appearance in Chicago, Gate Theatre, London, England
  • 1935 - 1937 : London London Londonderry Fire Rescue Department Central Station New London Hospital New London Elementary School Mount London London Crown London Grove Hilton London Kensington North Londonderry Red Roof Inn New London New London Church London Town Shopping Center New London Harbor Lighthouse Mrongondoni Township of South Londonderry Comfort Inn London - Wellington Road Londongbiang Jack London Junior High School Days Htl London South Ruislip Londonderry Road Public School London Post Office Glondong London Marsh Rivulet Broadway Broadway Broadway Branch Broadway School Broadway Hotel Shanghai Broadway Branch Broadwas Broadwater Broadwater Creek Broadwater North Broadway Park Broadway Baptist Church The Broadway Baptist Church Broadway The Broadway Broadway Professional Building The Broadwater Broadwater Hollow Tucson International Academy Broadway Campus West Broadway United Methodist Church Broadway Park South Broadway School Broadway Baptist Church Broadway Elementary School New York, N.Y. New York City Chelsea New York Appeared as Prince Albert in Victoria Regina, first on London stage, then from December 1935 to June 1937 opposite Helen Hayes on Broadway, Broadhurst Theatre, New York, N.Y.
  • 1937 - 1938 : Appeared in Mercury Theatre stage productions
  • 1938: Married Edith Barrett (divorced 1948) First motion picture role in Service de Luxe
  • 1943: Opened the Little Gallery, Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • 1947 - 1950 : Appeared on radio in "The Saint"
  • 1948: Established Modern Institute of Art, Beverly Hills, Calif.
  • 1949: Married Mary Grant (divorced 1973)
  • 1953: Appeared in motion picture House of Wax
  • 1953 - circa 1969 : Board of directors, UCLA Art Council, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.; served as president
  • 1956: Guest appearances on television quiz show "$64,000 Challenge"
  • 1957 - 1971 : Member, Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Interior Department; elected chairman, 1967
  • circa 1957 - 1971 : Trustee, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
  • 1958: Los Angeles, Calif. Los Angeles Established Vincent and Mary Price Gallery, East Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, Calif. Host television game show, "ESP"
  • 1959: Published I Like What I Know: A Visual Autobiography (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 313 pp.)
  • 1960: Appeared in House of Usher, the first of the Edgar Allan Poe cycle of films for American International Pictures
  • 1961: Published The Book of Joe: About a Dog and His Man (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday. 144 pp.)
  • circa 1960 - 1963 : Member, Fine Arts Committee for the White House
  • 1962 - 1977 : Consultant, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • 1965: Published with Mary Grant Price A Treasury of Great Recipes (N.Y.: Ampersand Press. 465 pp.)
  • 1966 - 1967 : Television series "If These Walls Could Speak"
  • 1966 - 1970 : Syndicated newspaper column on art
  • 1971: British television series "Cooking Price-Wise"
  • 1972: Published The Vincent Price Treasury of American Art (Waukesha, Wis.: Country Beautiful Corp. 320 pp.)
  • 1974: Married Coral Browne (died 1991)
  • 1977 - 1982 : Toured as Oscar Wilde in one-man show Diversions and Delights
  • 1979: Television series, "Time Express," costarring with Coral Browne
  • 1981 - 1989 : Host of "Mystery!" series on public television
  • 1981: Published with Vincent Barrett Price Monsters (N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap. 186 pp.)
  • 1990: Last feature film role in Edward Scissorhands
  • 1993, Oct. 25: Died, Los Angeles, Calif.

From the guide to the Vincent Price Papers, 1883-1992, (bulk 1932-1992), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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referencedIn Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002,. Oral history interview with Clinton Adams, 1995 Aug. 2-3 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Washington State Library. Washington State Library's collection of the World Fair Commission's records and correspondence, 1957-1963. Washington State Library, Office of Secretary of State
referencedIn Price, Lyle Vincent D'Oyley, 1899-1918. Price Family Photographs and Papers, 1886-1929. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Johan Hagemeyer Photograph Collection, circa 1908-circa 1955 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Price, Vincent. [Culinary ephemera : beverages - alcoholic]. Box 195. William L. Clements Library
referencedIn Papers, 1929-1976 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Price, Vincent, 1911-. Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 August 6-14 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005. Johnny Carson papers, 1970-1992. Library of Congress
referencedIn Ralph Edwards Productions Radio and Television Scripts, 1940-1975 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers of Vincent Price, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
creatorOf Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Reminiscences of Vincent Price : oral history, 1981. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Wilbur, Crane, 1886-1973. The bat, [1959] / new adaptation and screenplay by Crane Wilbur. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. Lee H. B. Malone correspondence and miscellaneous subjects, 1949-1960. Hirsch Library Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
referencedIn Sir Alec Guinness Archive, 1914-2003 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Robert Benney research materials, 1926-1978 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
creatorOf Reindel, Edna M. Edna Reindel papers, 1918-1990. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Colbert, Jean. Jean Colbert papers, 1949-1978. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
referencedIn Johnny Carson Papers, 1970-1992 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Ralph Edwards Productions. Ralph Edwards Productions radio and television scripts, 1940-1975. Library of Congress
referencedIn Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. Papers, 1929-1976 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Vincent Price Papers, 1883-1992, (bulk 1932-1992) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Oral history interview with Vincent Price, 1992 Aug. 6-14. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lucille Lortel papers, 1902-2000 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987. Hugh Wheeler collection, 1931-1987. Boston University. School of Medicine
creatorOf Reindel, Edna M. Edna Reindel papers, 1918-1990. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Saltman, Molly, 1915-. Molly Saltman "Art and Artists" interviews, 1965-1966. Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Scholder, Fritz, 1937-. Oral history interview with Fritz Scholder, 1995 Mar. 3-30 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Matheson, Richard. The comedy of terrors, 1963 Dec. 3. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Finkelstein Memorial Library (Spring Valley, N.Y.). Photograph collection, 1885-1986. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
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creatorOf Price, Vincent, 1911-1993. Papers, 1883-1992 (bulk 1932-1992). Library of Congress
referencedIn Catherine Viviano Gallery records, 1930-1990, bulk 1949-1978. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Adams, Clinton, 1918-2002, person
associatedWith Baldrige, Letitia. person
associatedWith Baldrige, Letitia. person
associatedWith Barrett, Edith, 1906-1977. person
associatedWith Beaumont, Charles, 1929-1967. person
associatedWith Benney, Robert, 1904-2001 person
associatedWith Browne, Coral, 1913-1991. person
associatedWith Carson, Johnny, 1925-2005. person
associatedWith Catherine Viviano corporateBody
associatedWith Catherine Viviano Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Colbert, Jean. person
associatedWith Collingwood, Charles. person
associatedWith Collingwood, Charles. person
associatedWith Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977. person
associatedWith Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972. person
associatedWith Durbin, Deanna. person
associatedWith Finkelstein Memorial Library (Spring Valley, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Gibbs, Howard Manning, 1904-1970. person
associatedWith Goldman, Harry, person
associatedWith Guinness, Alec, 1914-2000. person
associatedWith Hagemeyer, Johan person
associatedWith Hayes, Helen, 1900-1993. person
associatedWith Hill, Robert. person
associatedWith Irene Rice Pereira, 1902-1971 person
associatedWith Jaffe, Sam, 1901- person
associatedWith Karlstrom, Paul J. person
associatedWith Leveson Street Gallery. corporateBody
associatedWith Lortel, Lucille person
associatedWith Marcus, Stanley, 1905- person
associatedWith Matheson, Richard. person
associatedWith McDowall, Roddy. person
associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Office of the Director. corporateBody
associatedWith Ontario Agricultural College. Students. corporateBody
associatedWith Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Price family. family
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correspondedWith Price, Lyle Vincent D'Oyley, 1899-1918. person
associatedWith Price, Mary Grant. person
associatedWith Ralph Edwards Productions. corporateBody
associatedWith Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911- person
associatedWith Rathbone, Perry Townsend, 1911-2000. person
associatedWith Reindel, Edna M. person
associatedWith Rivers, Joan. person
associatedWith Rivers, Joan. person
associatedWith Saddler, Donald person
associatedWith Saltman, Molly, 1915- person
associatedWith Scholder, Fritz, 1937- person
associatedWith Sears, Roebuck and Company. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Washington State Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987. person
associatedWith Wickes, Mary. person
associatedWith Wickes, Mary, 1910-1995 person
associatedWith Wilbur, Crane, 1886-1973. person
associatedWith Yale College (1887- ). Class of 1933. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. Class of 1933. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
California
United States
North America
California
United States
Subject
Indian art
Motion picture actors and actresses
Art critics
Actors--Interviews
Art criticism
Actors
Gourmets
Actors--United States
Horror films
Art consultants
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Lectures and lecturing
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Art--Collectors and collecting
Theater
Cooking
Arts
Art patrons--Interviews
Motion pictures
Occupation
Actors--United States
Art consultants--United States
Gourmets--United States
Actors
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Art critics--United States
Art collectors
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Birth 1911-05-27

Death 1993-10-25

Americans

English

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