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LACMA Says Farewell to Tim Burton Exhibit, Celebrates Vincent Price at 100 This Weekend

Price in The Tingler
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Though he is immortal in the annals of macabre film, 2011 marks the centennial anniversary of legendary Vincent Price's birth. Born May 27, 1911, Price at 100 is being honored this weekend at LACMA as the museum also bids farewell to the Tim Burton exhibit.Burton has long said he has been inspired by Price. From LACMA's Unframed blog:

“Vincent Price was somebody I could identify with,” Burton has said. “When you’re younger, things look bigger, you find your own mythology, you find what psychologically connects to you. And those movies, just the poetry of them, and this larger-than-life character who goes through a lot of torment—mostly imagined—just spoke to me.”

How's a little more trivia totally appropriate to Price, Burton and today: "Price’s last screen appearance before his death on October 25, 1993, at the age of eighty-two, was in Burton’s now-classic Edward Scissorhands (1990)."

While you might want to watch "Edward Scissorhands" at home tonight to get in the groove, this weekend you may also want to make plans to check out LACMA's Price-A-Thon 100, when they'll screen six Price films back-to-back, for free, on Sunday October 30. Here's the schedule:

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  • 1:00 pm: The Pit and the Pendulum
  • 2:30 pm: The Masque of Red Death
  • 4:10 pm: House of Wax
  • 6:00 pm: The Tingler
  • 7:30 pm: The Fly
  • 9:15 pm: Witchfinder General (aka Conqueror Worm)