Do you have the book The Movies: Griffith and Mayer? It seems you do and that was one of my favorites from childhood. Great to see all these photos here!

Yes, that’s  the one. :)

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Louise Glaum’s press agent declared that the vampire’s leopard coat was “purchased in an Oriental market place.”

Louise Glaum’s press agent declared that the vampire’s leopard coat was “purchased in an Oriental market place.”

Kept Husbands, 1931.
Joel McCrea and Dorothy Mackaill.

Kept Husbands, 1931.

Joel McCrea and Dorothy Mackaill.

Grand Slam, 1933.
Paul Lukas and Sally Blane.

Grand Slam, 1933.

Paul Lukas and Sally Blane.

Sadie Thompson, 1928.
Gloria Swanson, Raoul Walsh.

Sadie Thompson, 1928.

Gloria Swanson, Raoul Walsh.

Virginia Pearson, posed here with the obligatory skull, was William Fox’s second-string Theda Bara.

Virginia Pearson, posed here with the obligatory skull, was William Fox’s second-string Theda Bara.

Tom O’Brien, John Gilbert, and Karl Dane, the three famous buddies of The Big Parade.

Tom O’Brien, John Gilbert, and Karl Dane, the three famous buddies of The Big Parade.

The Mummy’s Ghost, 1944. The studio caption says, “Determining by her weird birthmark that she is the reincarnation of the Egyptian Princess Ananka, 3000 years dead, Kharis (Lon Chaney) carries Amina (Ramsay Ames) off to the deserted mine shack where Youssef Bey awaits.”

The Mummy’s Ghost, 1944. The studio caption says, “Determining by her weird birthmark that she is the reincarnation of the Egyptian Princess Ananka, 3000 years dead, Kharis (Lon Chaney) carries Amina (Ramsay Ames) off to the deserted mine shack where Youssef Bey awaits.”

This terrifying yet pathetic scene was cut by the censors of several states. Through the child who does not fear him, the monster discovers his own humanity. Yet he kills her.

Baron Frankenstein’s sadistic assistant torments the monster with fire, the only thing he fears. Eventually it destroys him.

In Bride of Frankenstein, 1935, the pathos of the monster’s distorted humanity was emphasized. His obliging creator makes him a woman of his own who takes one look at her prospective mate and screams in horror. Elsa Lanchester is the synthetic woman.

Count Dracula’s three sisters, also vampires, sleep in coffins in the dungeons of Castle Dracula.