Mon February 06, 2023
Count Dracula Society Award Prototype
This is a one of a kind prototype. This sculpture is the prototype he created to make the molds for the awards given out in 1975, the only year that the awards were nationally televised. The base is hand painted and lettered.
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Added on: 01/10/2004
Added by: Harry ''Bear'' Weintraub (email me!) from San Dimas, CA
My picture is of one of the awards, not the prototype.
Added by D Renta from Santa Monica, CA on 01/10/2004
One of the most UNIQUE creations of JIM RUMPH, this CERAMIC COUNT DRACULA STATUETTE (a "test" from the mold, as so marked, rather than an ACTUAL AWARD STATUE - how RARE is THIS?!!!) stands fourteen inches high, five and-a-quarter inches wide at base, and three and three-quarters inches deep at base. In addition to "J RUMPH" and "1975", the word "TEST" is also scrawled into the bottom. In 1962 DR. DONALD A. REED founded the COUNT DRACULA SOCIETY, an organization dedicated to the serious study of HORROR FILMS and GOTHIC LITERATURE. In 1975 the Society's Awards Banquet was nationally Televised from KTLA TELEVISION STUDIOS in HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. JIM RUMPH was commissioned to design and produce the ceramic TRANSYLVANIAN COUNT statuettes that were awarded to the chosen winners in Literature, Television, and Motion Picture categories.
Added by Verne Langdon from Montecito-by-the-Sea, California on 02/16/2005
Mine is an award given to Ferdy Mayne and marked 1984 on the bottom.
Added by GG from Cleveland, OH on 11/23/2005
This is Gayna Shireen holding the Dracula Statuette at an awards banquet in 1976.
Added by Alan White from Vegas, Baby on 01/05/2010