Friday, 14 September 2012

Meet the man who shot Vincent Price – and Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine

Proud Gallery, Chelsea, London
13 September 2012

Last night I got the chance to chat with Terry O'Neill at his book signing for All About Bond, an exhibition of his photographs taken during all of the 007 movies. While everyone was drooling over the fantastic pics, I was keen on asking him about his photographic session with Vincent Price, John Carradine, Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee for the 1983 horror comedy, House of the Long Shadows, which is getting a restored DVD release on 17 September.

Being a good friend of Chris Lee's, O'Neill was called up by his old chum to swing by the studios where all four of the actors were shooting scenes together. It was all done and dusted in an afternoon and despite being done off-the-cuff, the result speaks for itself. A lovely candid shot, with just a hint of cheeky menace. And who can help but melt for Cushing's puppy-dog eyes. Thank you Terry.

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