Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Happy Birthday Vincent Price and Christopher Lee!
Yesterday we celebrated the memory and art of the fabulous Peter Cushing. Today, by happy coincidence, is the birth date of the late, great Vincent Price and living legend Christopher Lee.
I owe tremendous debts to this trio of gentlemen. We will not know their like again.
Delightfully, Mr. Lee, at 87 years old, is still as active in films as ever. At the date of this writing he just completed another and has five more movies awaiting release. An amazing, brilliant actor and a special favorite of mine since I was about ten years old. For me, Christopher Lee will always be the definitive cinematic Count Dracula. No other actor has come close, nor had such affection for the original novel by Bram Stoker.
In yet another odd coincidence, Dracula itself was first published 112 years ago--yesterday.
Strange, indeed. And also wonderful.