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Photo of the Week: Black Cats

Photo of the Week - 13.03.15
By Belinda Hungerford

 

Walk past this lot and you’re in store for a very unlucky Friday the 13th! 

In 1961 Los Angeles, a casting call went out for black cat ‘actors’ to star in The Black Cat, starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre and Joyce Jameson. The film was part of the Tales of Terror trilogy directed by Roger Corman. Life magazine published images from the audition that pops up on blogs and social media every now and again. 

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Image: Casting call for black cats, 1961. Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library.