Wednesday, May 30, 2012

White Zombie (1932)

Starring Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, and Joseph Cawthorn; directed by Victor Halperin

A young plantation owner in Haiti, played by Robert Frazer, turns to his local witch doctor, played by Bela Lugosi, to bewitch a young newlywed staying at his plantation to fall in love with him. Instead, she becomes a zombie slave under the Lugosi's control.

The Ben Ali Theatre, which was located at 121 East Main, lobby decorated for promotion of White Zombie, 9/27/1932, Lafayette Studios collection #1394a