Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price

Women in the Horror Films of Vincent Price

By: Jonathan Malcolm Lampley (author)Paperback

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Many of the key films in the career of horror icon Vincent Price (1911-1993) contain commentaries both obvious and subtle on the role of women, not only in the context of the times in which the films were created, but also during the historical periods depicted in the storylines. This examination of Price's horror films focuses on how the principal female characters--portrayed by such notable actresses as Barbara Steele, Hazel Court and Diana Rigg, to name but a few--are simultaneously villains, victims and objects of veneration. Also considered are issues of gender and sexuality as addressed in Vincent Price's most memorable movies. Included are dozens of rare production stills, and a selected filmography that provides significant background information on the films cited.

About Author

Jonathan Malcolm Lampley, a prolific contributor to many popular-culture periodicals and publications, is a professor of English and film at Dalton State College in Georgia.

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  • ISBN13: 9780786436781
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 212
  • ID: 9780786436781
  • ISBN10: 0786436786

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