The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Vincent Price, Roger Corman, American International Pictures and Edgar Allan Poe (with a dash of H. P. Lovecraft)
Another reason for honoring VincentPrice with a postage stamp: He introduced the great EdgarAllenPoe to a lot of people. Instead of being “required reading”, Poe came alive in Price’s Poe films and readings.
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“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
— Legendary poet and master of horror Edgar Allan Poe, who would have been 204 years old today. Enjoy this print of Poe from NYPL’s Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature. Happy birthday, Poe!