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Nancy Barrett on vintage vampire book cover
« on: August 12, 2007, 07:53:18 PM »
    I found this book at the Monster Bash film show in Pittsburgh in June and don't recall ever seeing it before. Obviously, the cover image of our Carolyn Stoddard from "House of Dark Shadows" caught my eye. I haven't read all the text, but it seems there mostly to serve as an excuse for a collection of stills from vampire films, most especially as they became increasingly lurid through the 1970s.  Not many actual references to Dark Shadows in the book, although the Dan Curtis/Jack Palance Dracula gets a fair coverage as does John Karlen's Euro-opus, Daughters of Darkness . A curio, not worth going out of your way for. Interestingly, like the festival guest, German Robles, star of many Mexican vampire films, images of Nancy as Carolyn from the House film show up in a lot of vampire books with little reference to the source. As the book isn't too common, so I thought some of you might like to see the cover. The book was published in 1975.

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Re: Nancy Barrett on vintage vampire book cover
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 08:51:53 PM »
Thanks for this! What an interesting find!

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Re: Nancy Barrett on vintage vampire book cover
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 11:13:40 PM »
I actually remember seeing that book in a bookstore way back in the seventies.  Almost always I would buy any book about vampirism, especially one that had any reference to DS, and especially if there were photos of DS in it, and especially especially especially if there was something on the front cover.  But I didn't buy it.  Shows how little I must've thought of it when I paged through it.



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Re: Nancy Barrett on vintage vampire book cover
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 04:15:51 PM »
I recently bought a mint hardback of this book at Kayo Books in SF CA.
I had a softcover copy years ago.

A terrific book with a neat cover, to say the least!