Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Dracula (1931)

Starring Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, and David Manners; Directed by Tod Browning

Adapted from the Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel, this tale follows the Reinfeld as he travels through the Carpathian Mountains in order to finalize Count Dracula’s purchase of an abbey in London. There, he is imprisoned and turned into Dracula’s minion, aiding him on his way to England. While in England, Dracula begins to prey upon a pair of young ladies. With the help of Dr. Van Helsing, John Harker attempts to stop Dracula before he turns Mr. Harker’s fiancĂ©, Mina, into a vampire.

The Kentucky Theatre, lobby entrance decorated to promote Dracula, 3/21/1931, Lafayette Studios collection #1001a