Vincent Price's Ultimate Horror! Written by Stephen Schochet
Vincent Price was always of two minds about his horror movie career. On one hand it was a way for an actor to age and keep working. But gourmet cook and art collector often felt that these films were beneath him.
Always looking for extra publicity Saint Louis born thespian pulled many stunts to get attention for his films. One time he went to Hollywood Wax museum and disguised himself as his wax dummy likeness. Standing motionless with a hypodermic syringe he would wait patiently for unsuspecting people to watch by, and startle them by reaching out and squirting them with water.
Vincent 's ultimate horror involved world's most famous pop star. He was thrilled to be hired by Michael Jackson to record narration for song Thriller. He agreed to do it for a small fee. But when Thriller became greatest hit of all time he wanted more money. Michael Jackson refused to compensate him and Price was furious.
Star MapsWritten by Stephen Schochet
Since movie stars have moved into big mansions of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, vendors have sold maps of their homes with varying accuracy. Although most stars resent unwanted intrusions of fans, many take it with good humor. Sitting in his swimming pool, Oliver Hardy would welcome fans who climbed over his fence. "Hey, How about a dip?" In earliest days, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks would drive up next to people with star maps and ask them for directions. And more recently, television producer Aaron Spelling would come out and pitch show ideas to tourists. Buying a star's home could bring unexpected baggage. Doris Day's love of homeless animals was well-known to her fans. For several years after buying her house, new owners posted a sign that said, "Please do not leave your small dogs and cats, Miss Day has moved!"