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July 2, 2013 8:31 AM   Subscribe

Vincent Price, on entertaining.
posted by timsteil (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Spoiler: The spoken-word album was commissioned by California wine growers, and so Price spends a lot of time endorsing California wines.

Still, I love that recording. Price was known as a gourmet, and his enthusiasm for good food and wine, plus his marvelous delivery, never fails to entertain me.
posted by Gelatin at 9:25 AM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Wine is obviously going to be more elegant if you are using Vincent Price's voice to describe it.

And if it's Californian.
posted by oceanjesse at 9:25 AM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


(mods - that first link is broken - http://vincentprice%2Corg/ is incorrect).

I loved me some Vincent Price when I was a kid - his horror was my favorite flavor.

God, his voice rocks the world. I could listen to him reading ingredients from a cereal box.
posted by el io at 10:12 AM on July 2, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Tales of Terroir" totally needs to be an awesome 1950s historical mystery novel series narrated by a Hollywood star (thinly disguised Vincent Price pastiche) who solves murders and discovers fabulous wines on the side.
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:17 AM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Oh wow, there are more Vincent Price audio recordings than you can shake a stick at. Listening to his Larry King interview right now.
posted by el io at 10:17 AM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


[fixed the link, carry on.]
posted by jessamyn at 10:33 AM on July 2, 2013


I think you might want to see Vincent Price and Peter Lorre in a hilarious wine-tasting contest from Roger Corman's 1962 Tales of Terror...
posted by ovvl at 11:14 AM on July 2, 2013 [2 favorites]


Exactly my thought. :)
posted by Celsius1414 at 11:27 AM on July 2, 2013


Ahh, Vincent! My favorite roll of his is not in a horror film, though of course he rules the court there, but rather his part as the self-important, yet good-hearted, actor Mark Cardigan in "His Kind of Woman". He's so damn great in that movie.
posted by but no cigar at 11:55 AM on July 2, 2013


Wine? Vincent was really more of a beer-and-a-smoke guy.

(Pic is of VP on the set of the awesome Hilarious House of Frightenstein. The other dude is my father).
posted by rocket88 at 12:28 PM on July 2, 2013 [3 favorites]


I read recently that the name "Vincent" is derived from "reeking of wine".
posted by telstar at 12:35 PM on July 2, 2013


telstar: I read recently that the name "Vincent" is derived from "reeking of wine".
Nah, that's actually the literal meaning of "Connecticut"... but that thread was deleted. And dumb.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:01 PM on July 2, 2013


Wine? Vincent was really more of a beer-and-a-smoke guy.

Aaaah, the light silkiness of Kingfisher lager served with curried boys!
posted by CynicalKnight at 1:31 PM on July 2, 2013


Vincent Price also curated the Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art, an extensive collection of fine art assembled by Vincent Price for Sears, Roebuck & Co., which he discusses here for your edification.

The opener's a doozy.
posted by Hogshead at 3:08 PM on July 2, 2013 [1 favorite]


Oh hey! I was singing his pork chops song just the other day.
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 6:20 PM on July 2, 2013


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