Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography

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Macmillan, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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"Vincent Price is a true Hollywood legend, whose vast and distinguished career - as the voice of The Saint on radio, in such unforgettable films as House of Wax and The Fly, and on the Broadway stage - spanned more than a half-century. In addition to being an icon of stage and screen large and small, Price was also an avid art collector, a gourmand, a dashing and relentless charmer, and a loving father. His daughter Victoria was born shortly before Price turned fifty-one, at the height of his popularity. Though the star's busy film schedule look him in and out of his young daughter's life, he was always a larger-than-life presence and at the same time he was, simply, her father." "Victoria adored him, and despite his harrowing schedule, their relationship was close. That is, until Price married his third wife, the headstrong and independent actress Coral Browne. Victoria was a girl of twelve, and her new stepmother resented the strong relationship between father and daughter, and consequently did much to keep the two apart. Late in Price's life, however, he and his daughter were brought together again for some of their most memorable times." "In this biography-cum-memoir, Victoria Price reveals a man both complex and human."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
 

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With this definitive biography of her iconic father, Price gives his fans a candid, intimate portrait of a 20th-century Renaissance man. She begins by tracing the family history back to 1832 to ... Read full review

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Contents

A Daughters Biography PROLOGUE
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A Daughters Biography I Renaissance Man
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A Daughters Biography II Father and Daughter
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A Daughters Biography EPILOGUE
356
A Daughters Biography INDEX
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Victoria Price is a television screenwriter, and is also at work on a study of Ranier Maria Rilke and his circle. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.

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