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The Agonies of Vincent Price

Vincent Price with Gene Tierney, 1944

by John I. Johnson

JEWISH-CONTROLLED SOCIETIES like the United States insist upon absolute conformity, particularly from members of the elite. This state of affairs is natural for Jews, a psychologically homogenous population, but causes great stress and difficulty for Whites, particularly when the Jewish party line is, as is so often the case, empirically absurd and gratingly immoral. Though naturally desirous of retaining their status, career success, and income (all of which can easily be taken from them if they fail to conform), Whites are psychologically heterogeneous by nature, and find it exceedingly difficult to successfully adhere rigidly to party lines artificially imposed upon them by a psychologically alien minority — even when the eager-to-please White in question has the “best” (i.e., worst) of intentions. The ideological contortions engaged in by the late movie actor Vincent Price, and his daughter’s anguished response to them in her biography about him, are a case in point.

Victoria Price

Vincent Price (1911-1993), the B movie horror star, was a native of St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the president of the National Candy Company and grandson of the founder of Price Baking Powder.

“He had a privileged youth and an early introduction to the fine arts, including a grand tour of Europe’s art museums as a gift upon graduation from high school.” Price earned a bachelor’s degree in art history and English from Yale, and a master’s degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of London. He subsequently authored many books about art and his second great love, cooking.

When Vincent Price: A Daughter’s Biography (1999) was published, it stirred national headlines because of its revelations of the well-known Leftist’s early anti-Jewish and anti-Communist behavior.

Daughter Victoria was “stunned” to discover a letter her father wrote to the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1954 disavowing Communist sympathies and proclaiming that witnesses who pleaded the Fifth Amendment (most of whom were Communist Jews) were un-American.

“When I read that,” the pious Victoria told a reporter, “my first judgment was outrage that this man I so respected would say anyone who took the Fifth was a supporter of the communists. I was saddened that he didn’t stand up for the principles he would espouse later.”

Subsequently, when fashions changed, Price glorified “anti-fascism” and railed against anti-Communist “villains.” He even tried to prevent the John Wayne Cancer Institute from receiving money bequeathed to it by Price’s third wife, Coral Browne. (You know — John Wayne, “evil” anti-Communist.) Quite the self-righteous showman.

“Most shocking of all,” wrote USA Today, “were letters from young Yale student Vincent Price in the early 1930s, some with anti-Semitic language, others expressing sympathy for the burgeoning Nazi movement in Germany. The slurs — at one point he writes that Europe is “ruled by Jews who tax them at excess” — were likely bred by his family’s prejudices in St. Louis, Victoria writes. Price soon became a staunch anti-Nazi.”

“I almost didn’t put it in the book,” Victoria said, “but I decided it was really a morality tale, because in three or four years of writing those things, he went 180 degrees in the other direction to become a heartfelt liberal. He was by no stretch of the imagination a Nazi-sympathizer.”

In fact, Price actually became an active supporter of B’nai B’rith and its premier anti-White hate organization, the “Anti-” Defamation League. Of course, this helped his Hollywood career, just as identical behavior later helped Arnold Schwarzenegger and thousands of other ambitious Whites dependent upon Jewish favor for success.

The lesson seems to be that despite contemporary Whites’ genocidal, self-hating, totalitarian veneer, attitudes might, in fact, be pretty changeable. Though universal fear and loathing give every appearance of being deep-seated and immutable, such an utterly unnatural collective mindset is doubtless more labile than it looks.

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House of Usher
House of Usher

Vincent Price hit the apex of his career when he guest starred on “The Brady Bunch”.

Bancroft Hall
Bancroft Hall

Victoria Price is a real “looker”, n’est-ce pas?

But all sorts of folks, whose careers spanned a period approximately 1930-1970, went from “Third Reich Admirer” to “Anti-Fascist Good Person” in order to gain favorable employment in the post-war West.

Efim Bogoljubov and Alexander Alekhine, magnificent European chess grandmasters of the 1920-1960 range, each was vilified at one time for being “Nazi Sympathizers”, while later praised for fawning over the great Soviet Success Story

C.T.
C.T.

According to Wikipedia, a few years later Alekhine’s son said that ‘the hand of Moscow reached my father’. More recently, Canadian chess player Kevin Spraggett, who has lived in Portugal and who has thoroughly investigated Alekhine’s death, favours this possibility. Spraggett makes a case for the manipulation of the crime scene and the autopsy by the Portuguese secret police. He believes that Alekhine was murdered outside his hotel room, probably by the Soviets.

Guest
Guest

Why do these children try to profit off their parents by revealing their personal business in books?

The Mensch From La Mancha
The Mensch From La Mancha

For da shekels, baby – for da shekels!

Mark Shriver
Mark Shriver

Schwartzenegger is a Jew.

Jeremiah Johnson, Jr.
Jeremiah Johnson, Jr.

I heard that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father served in the SS during WW2.

Time Traveler
Time Traveler

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s father served in the German army.

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