The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi
University Press of Kentucky
" John D. Imboden is an important but often overlooked figure in Civil War history. With only limited militia training, the Virginia lawyer and politician rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate Army and commanded the Shenandoah Valley District, which had been created for Stonewall Jackson. Imboden organized and led the Staunton Artillery in the capture of the U.S. arsenal at HarperŐs Ferry. He participated in the First Battle of Bull Run/Manassas and organized a cavalry command that fought alongside Stonewall Jackson in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign. The Jones/Imboden Raid into West Virginia cut the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and ravaged the Kanawha Valley petroleum fields. Imboden covered the Confederate withdrawal from Gettysburg and later led cavalry accompanying Jubal Early in his operations against Philip Sheridan in SheridanŐs Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Imboden completed his war service in command of Confederate prisons in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Spencer C. Tucker fully examines the life of this Confederate cavalry commander, including analysis of ImbodenŐs own post-war writing, and explores overlooked facets of his life, such as his involvement in the Confederate prison system, his later efforts to restore the economic life of his home state of Virginia by developing its natural resources, and his founding of the city of Damascus, which he hoped to make into a new iron and steel center. Spencer C. Tucker, John Biggs Professor of Military History at the Virginia Military Institute, is the author of Vietnam and the author or editor of several other books on military and naval history. He lives in Lexington, Virginia.
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The last few years of his life brought him only oblivion and sorrow, and his death
from a heart attack in August 1956 in some ways proved a mercy. Although
Lugosi was neglected by Hollywood producers in his final years, he had always
Despite his age and thick accent, Bela would find himself a star, one who for all
his subsequent troubles would have a longer career than many major Hollywood
figures. Although he would eventually fade, even at the end he remained in ...
Although the actor had played in other Hollywood films and throughout the first
half of 1930 kept promoting himself as the ideal actor for Dracula, Junior
remained unimpressed. To him Lugosi was a comparative unknown and perhaps
Apparently Hollywood 'Filmograph's recommendation was not heeded, for in its
next issue it reported a rumor that Ian Keith71 had gained the part over Lugosi
and William Courtney, whom executives at Universal's New York office had seen
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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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