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....
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...
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(In an effort not to give away too much, I'm giving only glimpses of the interiors, and Les Edwards' fabulous Frontispiece art...)
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.
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!).
There are 250 numbered copies, first come, first served. There will be no reprint of this edition.
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A copy with the unavoidably pricey International Airmail P&P is £15.99