Tag: vampires

“Why Does Dracula Wear A Tuxedo?”

“In 1924, Dracula premiered on stage in London, adapted by Irish actor and playwright Hamilton Deane. This production introduced the world to the charming, well-coifed, tuxedo-clad Count Dracula, as portrayed by Raymond Huntley (who allegedly provided his own costume). Without the subtleties a novel provides, Count Dracula’s sophisticated demeanor and […]

Interview with Jewelle Gomez

At The San Francisco Gate, Jewelle Gomez talks about her vampire novel, The Gilda Stories, on the book’s 25th anniversary. ‘The character is black. She’s a lesbian. And she’s a vampire,’ the publisher said. ‘That’s too complicated.’ Gomez laughs as she says this now, and it’s a deep […]