Count Dracula's Coat of Arms Wall Plaque
The "Crest of Dracula"
This is not the first piece that I have gotten and it will not be the last. Being a classic Horror Film lover I wanted this piece when I saw it. The crest was first seen and developed for the movie in 1944 starring John Carridine. It was later made into a ring and was worn by John, Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, and othe horror film actors. It was later given to Forrest J. Ackermann, the creative editor of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" I have one of 500 copies of the ring. Thank You
Toscano for helping me to find this piece of classic horror history!!!!
April 17, 2014
I love it!
I think it looks great! I mean it's a Dracula coat of Arms how real do you expect it to look..lol. It goes great in my home and I am glad I bought it!
October 22, 2012
looks cheap, is cheap
looks cheap when its on the wall, for the price I paid for it.
when I hug the crest on the wall the part you hang it on wasn't straight, so had to put in another nail just to keep the crest straight. also mine did full down at one point, and the bottom of the crest broke off where the crest is cheaply made and it hollow.
its not solid
March 12, 2012
Beautiful-- but scarcely from "Vlad the Impaler."
The design has nothing to do with the historical tyrant Vlad Tsepes #who had no particular connection to bats.#. Actually, the coat of arms was designed by the art department at Universal Pictures for HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN #1944#, used on both the signet ring in that film and on the coffin in HOUSE OF DRACULA. John Carradine wore it both times. Bela Lugosi inherited it when he played in ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN #and kept it!#. A couple decades later, Christopher Lee wore a replica of it in all his Dracula films for Hammer, from 1968 onward. It's beautifully done, "historical" in a film buff sense.
February 25, 2012