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Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe

In remembrance of Vincent Price who passed away on October 25, 1993 here is a tribute showcasing the works of Edgar Allan Poe created by Roger Corman and Vincent Price on film.

Edgar Allan Poe Movie Poster Filmography

Ooh, this is a coooool Edgar Allan Poe post. Here is a video of movie posters containing the Edgar Allan Poe filmography and a few miscellaneous scary movie titles here and there. And while the video flips through the scary movie posters, posters from all around the world I might add, Vincent Price is reading [...]

Poe Contemporaries

While we spent a lot of time celebrating Edgar Allan Poe’s 200th birthday in January, we find ourselves in the midst of celebrations of Poe’s contemporaries. As fate would have it February 12th was the 200th birthday for both Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. Both were men of great ideas and Writely Applied in their [...]

Wherefore Art Thou Poe?

Why Poe? Oh, let me count the ways…hmmm….all over the place literarily this evening. What are your reasons why Edgar Allan Poe is a part of your being? Poe? Because my mother shared him with me. Because I could get good grades in English writing about my teacher’s favorite author. Because even if you didn’t [...]

The Haunted Palace by Edgar Allan Poe

The Haunted Palace
by Edgar Allan Poe

In the greenest of our valleys
By good angels tenanted,
Once a fair and stately palace-
Radiant palace- reared its head.
In the monarch Thought’s dominion-
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over fabric half so fair!

Banners yellow, glorious, golden,
On its roof did float and flow,
(This- all this- was in the olden
Time long ago,)
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
Along the ramparts plumed and pallid,
A winged odor went away.

Wanderers in that happy valley,
Through two luminous windows, saw
Spirits moving musically,
To a lute’s well-tuned law,
Round about a throne where, sitting
(Porphyrogene!)
In state his glory well-befitting,
The ruler of the realm was seen.

And all with pearl and ruby glowing
Was the fair palace door,
Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing,
And sparkling evermore,
A troop of Echoes, whose sweet duty
Was but to sing,
In voices of surpassing beauty,
The wit and wisdom of their king.

But evil things, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch’s high estate.
(Ah, let us mourn!- for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him desolate!)
And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed,
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

And travellers, now, within that valley,
Through the red-litten windows see
Vast forms, that move fantastically
To a discordant melody,
While, like a ghastly rapid river,
Through the pale door
A hideous throng rush out forever
And laugh- but smile no more.

Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe

In remembrance of Vincent Price who passed away on October 25, 1993 here is a tribute showcasing the works of Edgar Allan Poe created by Roger Corman and Vincent Price on film.

Edgar Allan Poe in the Bronx

Edgar Allan Poe the New Yorker. Check out Poe Cottage.

The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe

A fresh reading by AntiqueThings at YouTube of The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe for your listening pleasure.

Edgar Allan Poe Jazz Vespers

The beginning of this jazz vespers performance includes a snippet of Edgar Allan Poe’s Spirits of the Dead.

The breeze-the breath of God- is still-
and the mist upon the hill
Shadowy-shadowy-yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token-
How long it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery of mysteries!