Today in History: The House of Wax Opens at New York’s Paramount Theater

HouseOfWaxOn this day in 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New York’s Paramount Theater.

Released by Warner Brothers, it was the first movie from a major motion-picture studio to be shot using the three-dimensional, or stereoscopic, film process and one of the first horror films to be shot in color.

The film told the story of Henry Jarrod (Price), a sculptor who goes insane after his partner burns their wax museum to the ground in order to collect the insurance payout.

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