• Short Summary

    COUNT DRACULA -- THE MAN WHO ALWAYS EATS HIS SOUP BEFORE IT COAGULATES -- IS MAKING A REAPPEARANCE ON FILM.

  • Description


    ELSTREE STUDIOS; CHRISTOPHER LEE; TECHNICIANS; SET; GENERAL FILM-MAKING ACTIVITY (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: LEE: "THE LINES IN HERE AT THE SIDE OF THE NOSE... IT GIVES A SLIGHTLY MORE SAVAGE EXPRESSION. THEY SAY THAT EYEBROWS THAT MEET IN THE MIDDLE MEAN THAT YOU'VE GOT HOMICIDAL TENDENCIES."




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    Background: COUNT DRACULA -- THE MAN WHO ALWAYS EATS HIS SOUP BEFORE IT COAGULATES -- IS MAKING A REAPPEARANCE ON FILM. CHRISTOPHER LEE, STAR OF MANY BLOOD-CHILLING HORRORS -- IS TO TAKE THE NAME PART IN "TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA", NOW BEING MADE AT ELSTREE STUDIOS, ENGLAND.

    IN COLOUR AND WIDE SCREEN, THE FILM TRANSFERS THE DREADED VAMPIRE FROM HIS NATIVE TRANSYLVANIA TO ENGLAND WHERE HE MENACES FOUR SUBURBAN LONDON FAMILIES.

    LEE, 6FT 4 INCHES (2 METRES) TALL, CLAIMS DESCENT FROM ONE OF ITALY'S OLDEST FAMILIES -- THE CARADINI'S. THE FAMILY HAS BEEN FAMOUS IN ITALY SINCE THE 10TH CENTURY.

    CHRISTOPHER LEE HAS APPEARED IN NEARLY A HUNDRED PICTURES -- HE HAS PLAYED A LARGE NUMBER OF STRAIGHT ROLES -- BUT IN RECENT YEARS HIS CONCENTRATION HAS BEEN ON HORROR, CREATING THE CHARACTERS OF DRACULA, FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER AND FU MANCHU.

    HIS LAST DRACULA ROLE WAS IN "DRACULA HAS RISEN FR0M THE GRAVE."
    DURING HIS MAKE-UP SESSION LEE HAD A VERBAL EXCHANGE WITH THE MAKE-UP GIRL:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WN6VEIAMM38MFZWHU43XFE0Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WN6VEIAMM38MFZWHU43XFE0Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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