Saturday 10 February 2024

Limited to 250 copies only: REDISCOVERED! DRACULA'S FORGOTTEN BRIDES - DOROTHY TREE, GERALDINE DVORAK, CORNELIA THAW

The week of Valentine's Day 1931: The Release of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi

The week of Valentine's Day 2024: The pre-orders announcement of....



DRACULA'S

FORGOTTEN BRIDES

Dorothy Tree

Geraldine Dvorak

Cornelia Thaw


A LIMITED EDITION OF 250 NUMBERED COPIES

EACH WITH A SIGNED AND NUMBERED PRINT


Their combined time on screen is barely more than a minute. They remain entirely silent. Their names do not appear in the credits. And yet, for any viewer of Tod Browning’s classic 1931 film it is impossible to deny the impact of Dorothy Tree, Geraldine Dvorak and Cornelia Thaw as the brides of Dracula.

I bid you welcome, to a celebration of those characters, and the lives and careers of the forgotten actresses who brought them to (undead) life...


A strictly limited, never-to-be-reprinted edition of 250 hand-numbered copies for sale.

Featuring a specially commissioned Frontispiece illustration by the World Fantasy Award-winning artist Les Edwards.

With rediscovered interview quotes, more than 60 rare photos and illustrations, and new research: never has so much information about these actresses been gathered in one place...

Discover Dorothy Tree's second role in Dracula, Geraldine Dvorak's entanglement with British aristocracy, and the reason why Cornelia Thaw turned her back on Hollywood...

A5 format, 40pp, printed on uncoated stock, including a cover printed on Rives Shetland paper. 

Each order also includes a signed and numbered print, on heavy laid paper, based on an original linocut by Sharon Gosling.





ORDERING DETAILS AND MORE PHOTOS BELOW


Our previous limited editions have tended to sell out, so don't miss out on this one...
The Slave Race, featuring Philip K. Dick's first SF tale (not in his Collected Stories), sold out in a matter of days (details here).
Our two Lawrence of Arabia titles (see details here and here), were described by the T. E. Lawrence Society as "a very beautiful publication" and "a valuable piece of ephemera for your collection". 
The Ghost of the Private Theatricals, a newly discovered tale of terror by Mary Shelley, the creator of Frankenstein (details here), was featured in the Times Literary Supplement, and also sold out quickly, with copies going to every continent except Antarctica!
Gods of Darkness, F. Scott Fitzgerald's never-previously-reprinted tale of a Lovecraftian witch cult (yes, you read that right) was an instant sell-out (see here).
The 50th anniversary souvenir An Appointment with The Wicker Man (see here) sold out quickly, as did the limited edition of a horror story by Sharon Gosling, Slow Progress (see here).

The last three copies remain of At the Door of Darkness, a forgotten episode from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, deleted from the published version, and now reconstructed from the original manuscript. Details here.


MORE PHOTOS BELOW

ORDERING DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST: KEEP SCROLLING...

(In an effort not to give away too much, I'm giving only glimpses of the interiors, and Les Edwards' fabulous Frontispiece art...)











ACKNOWLEGMENTS

As always with these chapbooks, this was a team effort. Huge thanks are due to Sharon Gosling for her linocut which became the cover image, and also the signed and numbered print; to the legendary Les Edwards for his Frontispiece, which was specially commissioned for this publication; to the equally legendary Stephen Jones, for all his help sourcing material; to Martin Stiff at Amazing15.com for his elegant design; to Ted Baehr, for sharing a bit of family history; to Vicki Sinclair for her French translation skills; and to the researchers who have come before me, including Michael G. Ankerich, Melvyn M. Sobel, and especially David J. Skal, to whom this publication is respectfully dedicated. 

DISCLAIMER

Just to be 100% clear, this publication has not been licensed, prepared, or approved by Universal Studios or Lugosi Enterprises. It is a work of publicity, criticism and review, using fair use and public domain images. Cover image and print © Sharon Gosling. Frontispiece © Les Edwards. Used with permission. Text © Adam Newell. For the avoidance of doubt, please note that the print, though hand-numbered, and hand-signed by Sharon Gosling, is not a hand-printed linocut (though honestly, the print quality is such that it's hard to tell!).


TO ORDER DRACULA'S FORGOTTEN BRIDES
There are 250 numbered copies, first come, first served. There will be no reprint of this edition.
Payment via the buy button below.

A copy with UK P&P is £11.99
A copy with the unavoidably pricey International Airmail P&P is £15.99

IMPORTANT:
Please click on the drop down menu below to choose either UK, or International P&P.
IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMER AND YOU ORDER A COPY WITH UK P&P, YOUR ORDER WILL BE CANCELLED AND REFUNDED.


PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRE-ORDER. COPIES WILL BEGIN SHIPPING OUT DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 4TH. 



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