Auditions for a black cat, 1961


Here's a wonderful series of 1961 photos from the LIFE archive documenting "Black Cat Auditions in Hollywood." The photographer is Ralph Crane. One of the photos includes a shot of Vincent Price, suggesting that this audition could have been for director Roger Corman's Tales of Terror (1962), film adaptations of a trio of Edgar Allen Poe stories including "The Black Cat." "Audition for a Black Cat" (via a 2009 Thought Patterns post)