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VINCENTENNIAL: All-Vincent Price Globe-Democrat Published

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The all-Vincent Price issue of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat is hot off the presses!. The Globe is a monthly paper run by Steve DeBellis, a well know St. Louis historian, and it’s the largest one-man newspaper in the world. The concept of the Globe is that there is an old historic headline, then all the articles in that issue are written as if it’s the year that the headline is from. Steve’s been publishing this paper since 1986 (it was called the St. Louis Inquirer until 1994 when he bought the naming rights to the Globe, which had been a major daily for over 100 years until it folded in 1986).

Steve is and last summer I was introduced to Steve, a huge Vincent Price fan, last summer and we collaborated on an all-Vincent Price issue of the Globe-Democrat to tie into the Vincentennial. This issue deviates from the paper’s usual format in that only a couple of the articles are focused on the year of the headline (1983, the year of Price’s team-up with Michael Jackson). I recruited several writers for articles about Price so this is all new material. You can find the FREE Vincent Price edition of The Globe-Democrat at all of the Vincentennial venues as well as a lot of restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theaters, and other places around St. Louis. A few of the articles were first published recently right here at We Are Movie geeks.com but most of them are making their debut in this paper.
In this issue you’ll find:
- a cover story on his ‘Thriller’ rap by Steve DeBellis complete with an original illustration by artist Jeff Weigel
- an article about Vincent Price’s High School days by Cliff Saxton, archivist at MICDS (Price’s alma mater)
- an article about Vincent Price’s TV work by Rob Levy
- a testimonial by his THE FLY co-star David Hedison
- an article on Vincent Price’s top ten best films by Jim Batts, Dana Jung, and Tom Stockman
- a map of Vincent Price St. Louis landmarks
- my interview with TOMB OF LIGEIA star Elizabeth Shepherd
- a reassessment of DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS by Dana Jung
- a look at Vincent Price’s fondness for the St. Louis Cardinals by Dick Pointer
- an article on Vincent Price’s friendship with the Lemps (of Lemp Brewery fame) by Ron Elz (aka Johnny Rabbit)
- an article about Vincent Price’s family tree by Steve DeBellis
-an article by Irene Leland about her mother Dorothy who was engaged to Vincent Price in the 1930′s
- an article about Vincent Price’s cooking career by Rick Squires
-a 4-page comic-strip biography of Vincent Price by We Are Movie Geek’s own Jim Batts
-and more!

This paper is 10×13 inches, 40 pages long and is FREE. We printed an extra 10,000 copies so there will be plenty for everyone. If you do not live in St. Louis and can not get here for Vincentennial, I can send you one, but you’ll have to paypal me a couple of bucks to cover shipping. Contact me at tom@vincentennial.com

1 Comment

  1. jeanette barnett

    May 19, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Does anyone remember the 1960′s KMOX-TV local specials that Vincent Price narrated?
    They were written by James Dutson (station’s writer of special projects); and in one “Art in St. Louis” (1967) Jack Murdoch played someone accidentally locked in the St. Louis City Art Museum. Mr. Price was a painting that came to life and expounded upon art in general.
    I would give anything to be able to have a copy of that particular film. I was a production assistant for KMOX at the time and remember Mr. Price as being a very kind, considerate man. He made a gift of his newly published cookbook to my husband and me; and I will always cherish the photograph of his presentation of that book to us.

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