The Vampire Lovers

Roy Ward Baker (director)
Tudor Gates (screenwriter)
Sheridan Le Fanu (story)
Peter Cushing, Ingrid Pitt, Jon Finch (starring)

London: Hammer Film Productions, 1969. Draft script for the 1970 film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their holograph ink annotations on the front page and throughout, noting substantive revisions and strike-throughs.

Based on the classic 1872 gothic vampire novella "Carmilla" by Sheridan Le Fanu. Hammer's first co-production with American International, and the first installment in Hammer's heavily lesbian-themed Karnstein Trilogy, followed by "Lust for a Vampire" (1971) and "Twins of Evil" (1971). Ingrid Pitt began her brief career in exploitation with this film, followed by vampire roles in "The House that Dripped Blood" (1971) and "Countess Dracula" (1971).

Pink titled wrappers, with a die-cut title window in the British style. Duplicated by Scripts Limited in London, with logo for same on the rear colophon page. Title page present, with credits for screenwriter Tudor Gates, dated December 15, 1969. 136 leaves, with last page of text numbered 121. Mimeograph duplication on eye-rest green stock, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with two silver brads.

Johnson and Del Vecchio, p. 317.

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