The Vampire Lovers

London: Hammer Film Productions, 1969. Original draft script for the 1970 film. Actress and star Ingrid Pitt's working script with signature in holograph ink on top right corner of title page with annotations through, including character motivations such as, "cynical attitude to guests - thinking of next feed!!"

Based on Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 novella "Carmilla," this is the first of Hammer Film's lesbian-themed Gothic vampire series "The Karnstein Trilogy," with "Lust for a Vampire" and "Twins of Evil," both from 1971, being the following two films in the trilogy. Pitt is the seductive vampire Mircalla Karnstein, who, using the aliases of Marcilla and Carmilla enters in the care of the rich and beautiful, seducing and feeding on the daughters or nieces of the house. Also starring Peter Cushing as General Spielsdorf.



Set in Styria, Austria, shot on location in England.

Textured burgundy wrapper with a die-cut window in the British style. Title page present, dated 15th December, 1969, with credits for screenwriter Tudor Gates. 123 leaves, with last page of text numbered 121. Mimeograph, rectos only. Pages Near FIne, wrapper Near Fine, interior binding with two flat metal brads.

Johnson and Del Vecchio, p. 317.


[Book #145808]

Price: $2,750.00