By now, practically everyone has heard the true story about how 12-year-old Vincent purchased his first art object -- a Rembrandt etching -- on the installment plan. By the time of his death in 1993, he'd assembled one of the most spectacular personal art collections in the world. Add to this his interests in Native American culture, world cuisine, American history, great literature, as well as his most famous role as performer on stage, screen and the airwaves, and you have one of the most remarkable people of the 20th Century. His passion for living and for experiencing all that life had to offer was made all the more inspiring by sharing those experiences with everyone around him, strangers included. To me and to many others, he was a teacher in the truest sense.
This blog began as a tribute website back in 1999. It was a place where I could share my collection of Vincent Price memorabilia with others as well as a way to introduce him to new generations of fans. Earlier this year, I decided to end the web version of the Vincent Price Exhibit in favor of continuing its mission as the Vincent Price Exhibit Facebook page. The trouble with a Facebook page is that it's difficult to organize and categorize galleries of images. Posts eventually become buried and hard to find. I'm hoping that this blog format will provide a happy medium, allowing me to share my collection in a dynamic, easy to navigate environment.
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