Hollywood Horror

Vincent Price – photos and quotes

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Vincent Price

“I can’t knock my pictures. They have tremendous box-office appeal.” — Vincent Price Source: Kevin Thomas (1970) Photo: The Masque of the Red Death (1964)   “I played so many gentle men at the beginning of my career that I certainly wanted to play some villains and so I got kind of stuck in villains.” […]

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Henry Hull – photos and quotes

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Henry Hull Werewolf of London

“Performing for the movies bears about the same relation to acting as sign-painting does to etching. And no offense to the honorable trade of sign-painting. Not that the medium of the screen is at fault. It can really be an art – but not under the maltreatment and mayhem of these fellows in Hollywood. When […]

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Harry Houdini – photos and quotes

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Harry Houdini

“I have spent a goodly part of my life in study and research. During the last thirty years I have read every single piece of literature on the subject of Spiritualism that I could. I have accumulated one of the largest libraries in the world on psychic phenomena, Spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, demonology, evil spirits, etc. […]

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Mary Philbin – Photos and Quotes

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Mary Philbin Phantom of the Opera 1925

“If you have a good imagination you can play any kind of role. You should think the way you believe the character you are portraying would think.” — Mary Philbin Source: Dan Thomas (1928) Photo: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)     The Phantom of the Opera (1925). With Lon Chaney and Norman Kerry. […]

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Peter Cushing

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Peter Cushing

“People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen […]

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Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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Lon Chaney

“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, Nigel De Brullier, Gladys Brockwell, Eulalie Jensen and Ernest Torrence.     “The role of the […]

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Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

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Clara Bow Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

A collection of Los Angeles Halloween photos. Above: Clara Bow, putting the “It” in “Witch.”   Anita Page     Photo Caption reads: Mabel, Verna and Marie in Spanish costumes for a Halloween party at La Veda Ballroom on Vernon Avenue near Wall Street. Photo taken in 1929. (Photographer: Tivoli / LAPL 00001251)   Lillian Roth, Marion […]

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Barbara Steele – Horror Queen

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Barbara Steele

“They [meaning Fox Studios] had this preconceived idea that women were all glossy lips. They’d say: ‘We’d better pin your ears back. We’d better make you blonde. You don’t have any décolletage.’ Then came the orders: ‘Don’t be seen around with him because… Don’t walk around the lot in high heels’ – they thought I […]

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Horror Films – Photos (1950-1959)

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Here’s a collection of campy horror films from the 1950s. Above photo: “The cobra has a fascination. It’s like looking death in the face.” — Cult of the Cobra (1955).     “I’ll give you proof! I’ll show you proof such as no man has ever had!” — The Neanderthal Man (1953)   “Humans, listen to me. Due to […]