Vampira [Old Dracula]
Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 1974. Vintage studio still photograph featuring Teresa Graves and Peter Bayliss from the 1974 British film.
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 were frequently shown as a double bill.
Shot on location in London.
8 x 10 inches. Near Fine.
Howard, Blaxploitation Cinema, p. 180.
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