FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David Del Valle & Drkrm. Gallery present:
A Photographic Exhibition of the Edgar Allan Poe films of Roger Corman
October 21 - November 18, 2006
***Opening reception Saturday, October 21, 7-10pm
With a special appearance by Roger Corman***
Complementary valet parking
2121 San Fernando Road, Suite3, Los Angeles, CA 90065
Web site, http://www.drkrm.com/poe.html
Gallery hours, Tuesday Saturday, 11am-5pm
Roger Corman on the set of “The Pit & the Pendulum”, (1961).
Roger Corman is a living legend in the film industry. Known for his lean budgets and savvy knowledge of what works in Pop Culture. Between 1960 and 1964, Roger Corman would make eight film adaptations from the works of Edgar Allan Poe, seven of which would star Vincent Price. Together, Price and Corman became such a team in the public eye that each new Poe production was met with critical as well as world wide, box-office success and a lasting legacy in film history.
The Del Valle Archive and Drkrm Gallery have assembled a collection of rare photographs from these eight films: House of Usher, Pit and the Pendulum, Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, and The Tomb of Ligeia. Corman’s collaboration with his ensemble of artisans and craftsman would include scriptwriters Richard Matheson, Charles Beaumont and Robert Towne, art director Daniel Haller, composer Les Baxter, and cinematographers Nicolas Roeg and Floyd Crosby. We pay tribute to them, the legendary Roger Corman and the late Vincent Price with this exhibition of their greatest work together, the likes of which we will see… NEVERMORE.
David Del Valle has achieved national recognition as a journalist, columnist, film historian and radio & television commentator. His articles and interviews have appeared in such publications as Cinefantastique, Fangoria and Films in Review. David oversees The Del Valle Archive, a collection in progress of thousands of still photographs, artwork and ephemera dealing with the horror/fantasy/sci-fi and cult movie genres.
Nevermore will have its opening reception 7pm until 10pm on Saturday October 21st, 2006. The exhibit will run through November 18th 2006. Regular gallery hours are Tues-Saturday 11am-5pm. Drkrm. Gallery is an exhibition space dedicated to fine art photography, cutting edge and alternative photographic processes, and the display and survey of popular cultural images. All gallery events are free and open to the public.