The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

Arthur Lennig

Bela Lugosi received fast repute for his portrayal of the immortal count number within the 1931 movie Dracula. After a decade of attempting vainly to expand his variety and safe components to problem his appearing talents, Lugosi resigned himself to a profession because the world's such a lot recognizable vampire. His final years have been spent as a forgotten and really tragic determine. while he died in 1956, Lugosi couldn't have recognized that vindication of his expertise may comeā€•his face may enhance theaters, his photo would seem on greeting playing cards and postage stamps, his movie memorabilia could promote for greater than he earned in his whole occupation, and his Hungarian accessory will be immediately famous by means of thousands of people.

Martin Landau's Oscar-winning function as Lugosi within the 1994 movie Ed Wood further an ironic twist to a profession that had resulted in oblivion. In 1974, dedicated Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig released a very popular biography of the unsung actor. greater than two times the size of the unique and fully rewritten, The Immortal Count offers deeper insights into Lugosi's movies and character. Drawing upon own interviews, studio memos, capturing scripts, study in Romania and Hungary, and his personal memories, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic existence.

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