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“There’s never a day goes by in my life that I haven’t looked at the things I have. And that’s all my life because I started collecting when I was twelve. I don’t look at everything, of course. I don’t go around and count them. But there are certain things that I have that bring back the whole minute when I first saw them, the impression I had, the things that made me want them.” – Vincent Price
Welcome to the Vincent Price Memorial Poster Art Gallery. Just what exactly is the Vincent Price Memorial Poster Art Gallery, you ask? As most of you know, Vincent Price was an avid art collector as well as an authority on the subject. And after reading VINCENT PRICE: A DAUGHTER’S BIOGRAPHY, by his daughter Victoria Price, I was inspired to create this section of my site and dedicate it to him.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
For those of you out there who are collectors, you know exactly what he’s talking about in the above quote. For me personally, I don’t collect so I can show it off to people. Trust me, there are not too many people around here that could care less about what I collect. But when you do have the chance to show a poster to someone who does appreciate it, it does give you the feeling that you're not alone, and more importantly, that you're not crazy.
Since I have been a fan of the horror genre, I have been a collector. Whether it was books, movies, or press kits, if it was horror related, I was collecting it. One of my favorites things to collect are movie posters. My favorites are the ones from the 60’s and 70’s. This was when artwork and style was more important than who was in the movie.
Why do I collect posters? As Mr. Price explained, when I have a poster hanging in my office, every time I see the poster, it reminds me of the movie. Or maybe the actor that was in the movie. But I also usually remember when and where I got the poster. Thoughts of whether or not I paid a lot for it, was it a hard find or did I just happen upon it, all rush through my head. As Price said about collecting art, almost every poster (or any memorabilia for that matter) that one buys, there’s usually a story behind it. Some of these stories are discussed amongst other dealers and friends (much to their jealousy and envy).
What I’ve tried to do here is to let people see the poster art from different movies, showing the different types of artwork that is out there, that they might not have seen otherwise. It may give them something to hunt for at the next convention they’re going to or on ebay. A lot of the newer fans may be impressed with the last SAW poster because they have never been exposed to the incredible posters from previous decades or other countries. Our goal is to try and change that. To show them a time when artwork, design and style were just as important as the movie. Sometimes even more so.
The Gallery is divided up into different sections. These are by the origins of the movies, not the posters. I think more people would want to browse their favorites by movies then by origins of the artwork. But we will list the country of origin, if we know it. We are not positive on some of the countries of origins of the posters, so some of them we may be wrong. If we are, please let us know and we will fix it. Same goes of the country of origins of some of the movies. If we don't have separate category for that particular country, they will be grouped together in the main listing.
Also, on the foreign movies, we have used the most known title, according to us. On some of these, like with Paul Naschy's films, there are way too many "aka" to list. So once again, please forgive us if we have listed something incorrectly, or under a title that you aren't familiar with.
BEFORE YOU STEAL A PHOTO...PLEASE READ
We have no problem with anybody stealing the photos and using them for whatever. But if you are going to do that, please save it on your own computer. Do not just link it to this site. That causes more bandwidth usage for this site. If we see this being done, and we can tell, we can just change the name of the file, which will cause it not to load, giving you a error. But we don't want to go through all that trouble. We are posting these pics for everyone to enjoy, and we'd like to keep doing it.
So please, if you want to steal it, just right click on the photo and click "SAVE AS" onto your own hard drive. We do appreciate it.
At the start, all the posters shown in the gallery will be from my personal collection or pics that we've 'borrowed' from ebay. If you have a photo of a poster that you own, you can ‘donate’ the photo (meaning email it to me) to our gallery and we may display it in a future exhibit, along with your name. The poster will have to be authorized for display by our board of directors…meaning me. But I can safely tell you that if you send me a picture of SCREAM or I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, it will not be displayed. Here’s what you can do. Email me the name of the movie that you have, along with a photo of it, and if you know it, the country of origin (of the poster). If we like it, we will include it in our gallery, along with your name by the poster that you are ‘donating’ to the gallery.