Thursday, October 25, 2018

13 Mustaches of Halloween #7


My personal hero the great Vincent Price died on this day in the year 1993, meaning we've now been without my favorite movie star (maybe my favorite person) of all-time for 25 whole years. No wonder everything's gone to shit! Anyway I'm finally doing something I've wanted to do for years this year - I'm having myself a Vincent Price Dinner Party this weekend! The boyfriend will be cooking meals from Vincent's legendary cookbook A Treasury of Great Recipes and I'll be decorating (think skeletons and purple) and I've already got my cape and cravat prepared. I'm positively giddy.

That's not why we're here, though - but I do think this is an idea that should spread, given Vincent's death having happened so close to Halloween - everybody go and do this! No we're here a rogue's gallery of Vincent Mustachio! Did any actor ever do as much of his acting with his facial hair?

And why would they? In the inestimable words of Ralphie (Dawn Weiner's gay best frenemy in Welcome to the Dollouse), Errol Flynn thought he was hot shit but he was really just cold diarrhea, at least when it comes to comparison with Vinnie's prize stache collection.

I don't know if I could ever really choose a Favorite Vincent Price Mustache, there are so many whisker-ful wonders to behold over the course of his five-and-a-half decades long career, but if somebody held a gun to my head...

... although I don't know who would dare... Vincent... VIncent... put the gun down, Vincent... ahem, if somebody made me choose I guess I'd have to go with the one he wears in The Abominable Dr. Phibes.

It's both stylish and decrepit, the two most important factors in anything Vincent Price related. It's got it all! Flair and menace and fancy-pants - heaven and hell in a collection of decadent whiskers.

Viva Vincent!

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1 comment:

MTMSLG said...

Kudos for recognizing the GREAT Vincent Price. He was the definition of a Renaissance Man and from all accounts, a terrific human being!