The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi

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University Press of Kentucky, 2013 M07 24 - 560 páginas

This definitive biography of the silver screen legend is “a moving, lively, witty, sad book that revives once more the long dead Count Dracula” (Kirkus Reviews).
 
Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his starring role in the 1931 film Dracula—the role that would forever define his persona. After a decade of trying to broaden his range, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire, often playing opposite his horror film rival Boris Karloff. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come—his face would adorn theaters and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized across the globe.
 
In 1974, silent film expert Arthur Lennig published The Count, a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. Now Lennig returns to his subject with a completely revised volume more than twice the length of the original.
 
The Immortal Count provides deeper insights into Lugosi's films and personality. Drawing upon personal interviews, studio memos, shooting scripts, research in Romania and Hungary, and his own recollections, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.

 

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Though many actors portrayed Dracula, none compared with Bela Lugosi's hypnotic vampire. While that role won him praise, it haunted his professional career, turning him into a cult legend among horror ... Leer comentario completo

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PREFACE
BELA
THE EARLY YEARS
BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
THE FATEFUL DECISION
DRACULATHE FILM
FAME
THE PEAK
THE COMEBACK
THE WAR YEARS
THE DECLINE
THE FINAL YEARS
EPILOGUE
FILMOGRAPHY
LUGOSIS EARNINGS
NOTES

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Arthur Lennig, emeritus professor of cinema at the University of Albany, is the author of Stroheim and several other books on silent film.

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