Saturday, January 17, 2015

"the furniture of the eye -- and of the mind"

I have yet to see a Vincent Price film where the actor did not play a scary character, from The Masque of Red Death (1964) to Journey Into Fear (1975). But Price was more than an actor -- he was also an art collector.

In this company training film, Price introduces Sears, Roebuck & Company sales staff to the Vincent Price Collection of Fine Art, a selection of "original" paintings and prints chosen by the actor/collector himself.

The tour begins at 6:18, when Price introduces us to a Hiroshige wood cut. Later, and without a whiff of menace, he does the same with a Goya.

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