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The Romance of Dracula
The Romance of Dracula: a personal journey of the Count on Celluloid
The Romance of Dracula: A Personal Journey of the Count on Celluloid by Charles E. Butler is available via now. It is a labour of love for the films based on Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. From Max Schreck (1922) to Marc Warren (2006). Fourteen reviews of fourteen classic movies. The epilogue shows reviews of movies in which Dracula has made a token appearance.The book is an extensive look at the original vampire, Count Dracula and his role in from Nosferatur to modern movies such as Bram Stoker's Dracula.
2011-04-21 15:46
Spoilers and pictures of the Vampire Diaries episode "Klaus"
Tonight on Lexington's Insight Cable Channel 12, Vampire Diaries' fans will get their first glimpse of Klaus in the flesh as well as other spoilers. The CW released this synopsis of tonight's episode:
2011-04-21 15:40
VO: A Short History in Pictures
THE LOOK: When you've been working on a website for decades, you have to change the look every now and again as the technology changes, but also to keep you from getting extremely bored with it.  For those of you who have been around since 1994, there have been several different looks.  I unfortunately don't recall them all, but thanks to a few screen shots that appeared in magazines over the years, and a few old files I still have on my hard drive, I have been able to reconstruct a few: Some old images. Recognize any of them? ;-) 
2011-03-31 03:52
Theater: New Plays in Manhattan (TIME: 1927) [excerpts]
 Theater: New Plays in Manhattan (TIME: Monday, October 17, 1927)Dracula. A quarter century ago, a book (Bram Stoker's Dracula) dealt with a gruesome being, dead five centuries, who haunted maidens' boudoirs in the shape of a bat, to drink their blood. So horrible were its beastly visions that many a maid fell helpless with hysterics; mothers banned the book, after reading it secretly themselves, and fainting. This book is now a play, packed grimly with cursing madmen, open graves, the scream of dogs, the shadow of Beath.
2011-03-30 23:58
The Theater: Kinky Count (TIME: Monday, October 31, 1977)
DRACULADramatized by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novelTHE PASSION OF DRACULA Adapted by Bob Hall and David Richmond
2011-03-30 23:45
RUMANIA: Is Dracula Really Dead? (TIME: Monday, May 23, 1977)
 Have you seen that awful den of hellish infamy - with the very moonlight alive with grisly shapes? Have you felt the Vampire's lips upon your throat? - From Dracula by Bram Stoker 
2011-03-30 23:40
Programming: Ship of Ghouls (TIME: Friday, August 30, 1968)
The old radio soap operas liked to pretend that Portia really faced Life.
2011-03-30 23:35
The Press: I Was a Vampire (TIME: Monday, August 1, 1949) [M]
For five months Britain's press had been prevented, not by squeamishness but by law, from printing all the details of "Vampire" John George Haigh's nine murders. One editor had even gone to jail for hinting too broadly at the truth. But when Haigh's counsel, in an effort to prove him insane, finally read his astonishing confession in court last week - Haigh said that he drank a glass of his victim's blood after each murder - the press was finally free to let the blood and acid run.
2011-03-30 23:29
POLAND: Vampire (TIME: Monday May 28, 1934) [M]
Trudging home last week through a cool birch forest, peasants of the Polish town of Ciechanow heard for the eighth time a horrible sound - the agonized scream of a little girl. Seven times in the past three weeks little girls, all between 3 and 6, had been found in meadows and clumps of forest stabbed in the stomach and bleeding badly. A horrid boy, they said, who grunted like an animal had attacked them with a knife, sucked their blood and disappeared. Two of the little girls bled to death before they could be hospitalized.
2011-03-30 23:21
Foreign News: Vampire Coachman (TIME: Monday, June 9, 1930)
After 16 months of strenuous detective work by some of Germany's greatest criminologists, one Peter Kuerten, 47, was arrested last week, charged with being the famed "Düsseldorf Vampire" (TIME, Jan. 13).
2011-03-30 23:16

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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