Friday, 29 August 2008

Colorslide Tours

This page is devoted to Vincent's performances on the Colorslide Tours and Panorama audio books.

These Colorslide Art Program Books were produced by Panorama, a Service of Columbia Record Club, in 1960/61. Each provided a guided tour of one of the world's great museums, and contained 32 color sides and single 33 1/3 rpm record. Each book is about 44 pages in length and 11" by 8" in size. The following were narrated by Vincent Price.

1. Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio

2. The Pitti Palace in Florence.

3. The Louvre in Paris.

4. The Prado Museum in Madrid.

5. Museum of Impressionism in Paris.
The tour consists of a discussion of 32 masterpiece artworks displayed in the Museum of Impressionism, Paris. Text was written by Germain Bazin, Curator-in-Chief of the museum. Endpaper/inside cover design is a photograph of a gallery of paintings by Degas.

1. Italy. Record narrated by Vincent Price in 1961. This is the first travel program for which Price is narrator. Includes hardback book, 45rpm record and two colour slide cards with 16 pictures on each card.

2. Greece. Record narrated by Vincent Price.

3. Spain. Record narrated by Vincent Price.

Thursday, 28 August 2008

Fancy a Horror Holiday in the UK?

From The Abominable Dr Phibes to Witchfinder General, Derek Pykett’s unique guidebook, British Horror Film Locations, is a must-have for all Vincent Price and British horror fans.

Covering 100 British horror films, between the years 1932 to 2006, each entry includes credits, plot synopsis, and a description of the shooting locations, while separate chapters provide in-depth accounts of the locations themselves.

Amongst the surprises are locations that I have always wanted to visit, but never knew where they were; including Castle Acre Priory in Norfolk, which served as the setting for Roger Corman’s 1965 film The Tomb of Ligeia.

Well done Derek and also to location hunter Simon Flynn, who braved security guards, ferocious guard dogs, barbed wire and nettles in his quest to get the best photographs for us to see.

British Horror Film Locations
by Derek Pykett
ISBN: 9780786433292
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc