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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Young horror-film addicts, now used to science fiction and its outer-space
creatures, found his rarely revived films dated, his roles hackneyed, and his style
corny. And so Bela Lugosi, the once-famed actor, came to be a forgotten and
Lugosi returned to the National Theater, appearing there on April 1 0, 1916, in a
small role, and then was called back temporarily to the scene of his former
triumphs in Debrecen, where five days later he portrayed Jesus Christ in an
To him it was just a good role and not much more. He did not realize that it would
prove to be both his salvation and his damnation. Despite his age and thick
accent, Bela would find himself a star, one who for all his subsequent troubles
In my other screen roles I did not seem to have this difficulty, but I have played
Dracula a thousand times on the stage and in this one role I find that I have
become thoroughly settled in the technique of the stage and not of the screen.
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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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