70s Dracula 1979 Frank Langella Vampire Movie t-shirt Medium
Chest 18.5 in.
Length 27 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Hanes
This amazing vintage t-shirt pays tribute to one of the many film adaptations of the classic story of Dracula, Bram Stoker's 1897 novel which gave birth to one of the most famous vampires of all time. The shirt shows off a graphic of legendary stage and film actor Frank Langella in the movie's title role, while the back includes the tag line "He comes at night". This 1979 adaptation of the gothic horror tale was directed by John Badham, who chose to focus on the more romantic elements of the story. Much of Stoker's original plot from the novel wound up being revised, and the movie was given the tag line "A Love Story" to reflect the direction Badham chose to take the story in. It seems these changes paid off though, as the movie received mostly positive reviews as well as the 1979 Saturn Award for Best Horror Film.
Prior to being cast in the film, Langella had portrayed the iconic count in the stage adaptation of the novel on Broadway. The role would garner him a Tony award nomination and also inspire production to make the film based around his portrayal of the character. Badham's original vision was to shoot the film in black and white, as he wanted to replicate the unique scenic design of the play, which had been conceived by the delightfully morbid cartoonist Edward Gorey. Universal Pictures objected to this decision, but Bedham still used primarily muted tones to create a unique atmosphere for the film. When the movie was re-released on LaserDisc in 1991, Bedham further desaturated the colors in the film to bring it closer to his original vision.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. There are multiple small holes throughout, see pics.