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HOLLYWOOD– Screening of DRACULA (1931) followed by Panel Discussion
October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am$3 – $5
HOLLYWOOD–Screening of DRACULA (1931) Universal DCP. 103 minutes. Presented with Laurel & Hardy Spanish-language short film.
Panelists: Pancho Kohner, Susan Kohner and Paul Weitz (schedules permitting) and activities to be announced.
Directed by George Melford. Produced by Carl Laemmle, Jr. Screenplay by B. Fernández Cué. Based on a novel by Bram Stoker.
Cast: Carlos Villar, Lupita Tovar, Barry Norton, Pablo Alvarez Rubio, Eduardo Aruzamena, José Soriano Viosca.
Soon after sound took hold in the movie industry, Hollywood studios experimented with ways to attract Spanish-speaking audiences. Using Latin-American actors, technicians and directors, they shot Spanish-language versions of their films on the same sets. Notable among these alternate versions is this stylish adaptation of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. Directed by George Melford, Drácula was filmed at night during the production of the 1931 English-language version that starred Bela Lugosi. The Spanish-language version features Carlos Villar as the ancient vampire and Mexican-born actress Lupita Tovar as Eva, the target of his bloodthirsty affections.
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FROM LATIN AMERICA TO HOLLYWOOD: LATINO FILM CULTURE IN LOS ANGELES 1967-2017 is a series of film screenings and filmmaker conversations, film restorations, online content, educational initiatives, and a publication exploring the shared influences of Latino and Latin American filmmakers and the work they created or presented in Los Angeles during the past half-century. This series is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is the latest collaborative effort from arts institutions across Southern California.
This project was supported in part by California Humanities’ Humanities for All Project Grant. To learn more about Humanities for All Project Grants, please visit our webpage here.