If you were intrigued by the new film with Johnny Depp or a devotee of the original series, you should know that UCLA Library Special Collections is home to the Dan Curtis Productions Records. The records span the years 1963-2005, and include Curtis’s 1960′s Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows. Despite the massive following of loyal fans, the show was canceled in 1971 after 1,225 episodes. The program went into syndication almost immediately and has continued to maintain a loyal fan base. Curtis resurrected the series again in the 1990′s and went on to produce two Dark Shadows feature films released by MGM: House of Dark Shadows (1970) and Night of Dark Shadows (1971). The collection includes: scripts and set design blueprints for the entire run of the series, books about Dark Shadows, and audio recordings.
Come and explore the original Dark Shadows at UCLA Library Special Collections!
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