Saturday, June 11, 2011

A DOGABLY PAWFECT SATURDAY #6

I take no credit for this post as it so well done by JA at My New Plaid Pants. Vincent Price. Who knew? I'll want to track this book down but it may take some work. The especially love the illustrations.


I was terribly sad when I realized that I was going to be in Italy over the Vincentennial - that is, the 100th anniversary of Vincent Price's birth that happened on May 27th - because I would've loved to have done something. I contemplated getting something together beforehand, but with all my travel planning that wasn't to be. But who says the Vincentennial's stuck to one measly day? It's the whole year, dang it. So it feels right to post these images that I've been sitting on for awhile.

Price wrote a book in 1961 called The Book of Joe, that was an "autobiography" of his beloved dog. It's hard to find - I stumbled across a copy in a used book shop in South Carolina a couple of years ago - but it's a delight. Like his equally awesome cookbook, you can't help but here his distinctive voice behind every word, and it jolts even the most simple of stories with that always electric presence.The book's got several illustrations by artist Leo Hershfield in it; I glanced around the internet and saw the images don't appear to have ever made their way online, and they seemed worth sharing. Especially for the Vincentennial. Something a bit different. Click any of the images to embiggen!

10 comments:

David Allen Waters said...

OMG, Lola and I must find this book, amazing...who knew :)

Have a Pawfect day my friend

Writer said...

I love these drawings!

Hirschfield? Is this the "Nina" Hirschfield?

Peter said...

Thanks for sharing.

word verification: feline

Peter said...

BTW, just bought the book through AbeBooks.com or .co.uk when you live in Europe.

Robyn said...

I had no idea Vincent Price wrote a book about his dog. That is one of the neatest things I've seen in awhile.

Word verification: Pricu. Almost a perfect match for this post.

Katie said...

What a great book with lots of pictures. Joe really seems to be a fun dog.

kisatrtle said...

This is a great post. Tfs

DeepBlue said...

I don't think I've ever seen a movie with M. Price. Didn't know he was such a big star. Sounds like a great book, the autobiography of a dog!!! Delicious and surely also very witty! I'll try to see if I can find a french version over here!

Mind Of Mine said...

I love these pictures! Price took creepy to a whole other level.

Kyle said...

Great post Sean. The illustrations are marvelous!

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