The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi
University Press of Kentucky, 2003 - 548 páginas
Bela Lugosi won immediate fame for his portrayal of the immortal count in the 1931 film Dracula. After a decade of trying vainly to broaden his range and secure parts to challenge his acting abilities, Lugosi resigned himself to a career as the world's most recognizable vampire. His last years were spent as a forgotten and rather tragic figure. When he died in 1956, Lugosi could not have known that vindication of his talent would come -- his face would adorn theaters, his image would appear on greeting cards and postage stamps, his film memorabilia would sell for more than he earned in his entire career, and his Hungarian accent would be instantly recognized by millions of people.
Martin Landau's Oscar-winning role as Lugosi in the 1994 film Ed Wood added an ironic twist to a career that had ended in oblivion. In 1974, devoted Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig published a highly regarded biography of the unsung actor. More than twice the length of the original and completely rewritten, 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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Three months later the company came together for the first rehearsal . The other
members of the cast , typewritten parts in hand , either read their speeches or
stumbled through them in a halting fashion . But Lugosi was letter - perfect , and ...
Stifling his anger , he departs in his automobile , only to be bumped a few miles
later by the unobservant Ossie ' s car . Pancho sputters , “ First you spoil my food
and now you ruin my rear end ! ” He indignantly adds , “ If I had you in my country
Later , Lugosi acknowledged only that she had tapered him off with “ fair success
. " 67 Alex Gordon had gone to Hollywood in 1952 in an attempt to get into the
industry and , to save on rent , he shared an apartment for a few months with a ...
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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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