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Prince Vince 

Vincent Price worked with Orson Welles' famed Mercury Theatre, starred on Broadway, terrified three generations of children with his roles in Roger Corman's film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories, did the voice-over for Michael Jackson's "Thriller," collected art, devoted himself to gourmet cooking and was perfectly happy to indulge the campier aspects of his public personality. He was a true-blue St. Louisan, accomplished yet humble, talented and urbane. May 27, 2011, marks the centennial of Price's birth, an event that will be celebrated with a massive film retrospective and art shows around his hometown. Vincentennial: The Legacy of Vincent Price is the first of these events, an amuse-bouche to the main course. This exhibition of Price memorabilia is curated by Thomas Stockman and features movie posters and playbills, handwritten notes, his baby shoes, a drawing Price made of actress Helen Hayes, life-size figures of characters he played in his many films and his high school yearbook, because this is St. Louis, goddammit. (Country Day, class of '28, in case you were wondering.) Vincentennial opens with a free public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at the Sheldon Art Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-533-9900 or The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, and the show remains up through Saturday, August 6. Admission is free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 22. Continues through Aug. 6, 2011

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