Vampira [Old Dracula]

Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1973, 1974. Collection of 74 vintage photographs from the 1974 British film, 44 studio still photographs and 30 reference and promotional photographs, including one, on set photograph, of Clive Donner, David Niven, and Linda Hayden, all housed in archival sleeves and bound in a red leather three-ring binder. The vast collection includes photographs of David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss, Jennie Linden, Nicky Henson, Linda Hayden, Bernard Bresslaw, Cathie Shirriff, Andrea Allan, Minah Bird, and Luan Peters, among others.

Dracula, portrayed by the typically charming Niven, attempts to revive his great love, the Countess Vampira, by collecting blood from Playboy models touring his castle, but when Vampira awakens, she is now a powerful black woman, in a delightful performance from Graves. The US release changed the film's name to "Old Dracula," in an attempt to cash on the success of Mel Brook's 1974 blockbuster "Young Frankenstein," and the two were frequently shown as a double bill.

Shot on location in London.

8 x 10 inches. Near Fine, overall.

Binder, 10 x 12 inches. Near Fine.

[Book #152517]