Thursday, 22 January 2015

Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe get a loving tribute in Baltimore

Baltimore’s Westminster Hall was the setting on Sunday 18 January for the annual Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Celebration which was this year given the groovy title, Behind the Mustache: The Lives of Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe. It gave fans a chance to honour Poe on the eve of his 206th birthday and to celebrate Vincent Price, the man who introduced generations of audiences to Poe’s works through his 1960s films with director Roger Corman.

On hand to laud Poe was veteran actor John Astin, who portrayed Poe in the one man play, Once Upon a Midnight, Price’s daughter Victoria, author of Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography, and Jeff Jerome, Curator Emeritus, formerly with the Poe House and Museum.

Victoria gave a sell-out crowd an hour-long presentation about her dad’s life and legacy, before attending a wreath-laying ceremony at Poe’s gravesite, where she got to stand in the same spot as Vincent did many years before.

For more on the event, check out the Baltimore Post Examiner article here:

Also check out the Edgar Allan Poe: Evermore Facebook page and the official Vincent Price Facebook page for more about the event

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