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Bela Lugosi And His Personal Assistant Problem

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Nov 9, 2019

While watching the Blu-ray of THE HUMAN MONSTER, a realization popped in my head. In that movie Bela Lugosi is assisted in his villainous activities by a disfigured hulking blind man played by Wilfred Walter. It occurred to me that throughout his screen career Lugosi had many unique "helpers" who di read more

Book Review: BELA LUGOSI AND THE MONOGRAM NINE

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day, Jr. on Apr 26, 2019

The "Monogram Nine" is a phrase used to describe a series of films that starred Bela Lugosi and were produced by one of Hollywood's most notorious poverty row studios. The films were made under the Monogram banner between 1941 and 1944, and they are usually used as an example of how Bela Lugosi's ac read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Oct 20, 2017

  5 Things You May Not Know about Bela Lugosi Like today is his birthday. Happy 135th Birthday to the legend Bela Lugosi! ..… 1) He was born to play Dracula For real tho… Bela Lugosi was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko in former Austria-Hungarian Empire. His hometown of Lugos was only abou read more

Summer Camp Week 6: Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952)

Serendipitous Anachronisms Posted by Summer Reeves on Jul 1, 2015

Summer Camp Week 6: Bela Lugosi Meets A Brooklyn Gorilla (1952) 01 Wednesday Jul 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1950s, Camp/Kitsch, Comedy, Comedy Teams, Musicals, Romance ≈ 1 Comment Tags1950s, Animals, Blogathon, Comedy, read more

The Invisible Ray (1936) with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jun 18, 2015

Share This! Destruction to all he touched or looked upon! The last time we met Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi at this site and under this byline was in The Black Cat (1934).  Well, gentle reader, in comparing that film with The Invisible Ray, made two years later and featuring the same two actors, read more

The Invisible Ray (1936) with Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Jun 18, 2015

Share This! Destruction to all he touched or looked upon! The last time we met Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi at this site and under this byline was in The Black Cat (1934).  Well, gentle reader, in comparing that film with The Invisible Ray, made two years later and featuring the same two actors, read more

The Black Cat (1934) with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi

Classic Film Freak Posted by Greg Orypeck on Dec 24, 2014

Share This! “We shall play a little game, Vitus.  A game of death, if you like . . . ”—— Boris Karloff to Bela Lugosi First off, to set things straight and orient any readers venturing into unfamiliar horror film territory, this Black Cat is the 1934 version with Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, read more

Bela Lugosi Meets the East Side Kids in "Spooks Run Wild"

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Oct 26, 2014

As a youngster, I loved the juvenile antics of the Bowery Boys and must have seen all their movies on a local TV station. Even the silliest films reflected an appreciation for classic vaudeville comedy with a duo comprised of a wisecracking straight man and a not-so-bright funny guy. I don't think L read more

Classic Movie Coincidence: Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Oct 20, 2013

Bela Lugosi and Arlene Francis share a birthday and a film: Both Bela Lugosi & Arlene Francis appeared in Murders in the Rue Morgue — and both were born today October 20 (25 yrs apart!).  Murders in the Rue Morgue was Arlene Francis’ debut film role. Bela Lugosi as diabolical mad read more

Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Oct 9, 2012

Edward D. Wood, Jr. was born in 1924 to a blue-collar family in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.  They say his mother, Lillian, dressed him up like a girl throughout his early childhood until people started making comments about it.  Wood grew up during the Golden Age of film.  Talking pictures had just been read more

Thrillers and Chillers, Happy Birthday: Count Dracula.. I mean, Béla Lugosi !

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Oct 20, 2010

Béla Lugosi (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956) . Was best known for playing Count Dracula in the Broadway play and Film . Lugosi was approached in the summer of 1927 to star in a Broadway production of Dracula adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novel. read more

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