Oral history interview with Vincent Price
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.price92
Creators:
Price, Vincent, 1911-1993
Karlstrom, Paul J.
Dates:
1992 Aug. 6-14
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
81 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Vincent Price conducted 1992 Aug. 6-14, by Paul Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Scope and Contents
Price discusses his family and background; his college years in London and his theater work; his early career on the stage and in movies; the art world in Hollywood of the 1940s and 1950s; the relationship of Hollywood to the art world; the regional character of Los Angeles art; the influence and role of Billy Wilder, Edward G. Robinson, Charles Laughton, and others; his involvement with the Little Gallery, UCLA, the Modern Art Institute, and the Archives of American Art; and his role as a patron and collector.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Vincent Price (1911-1993) was an actor and art collector and patron from Los Angeles, Calif.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These interviews are part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 4 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 4 min.

Digital Content

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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