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Béla Lugosi

Béla Lugosi

A statue of Bela Lugosi is located near one of the corners of the Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest. Vajdahunyad Castle, or Vajdahunyad-vár, is a castle in City Park, Budapest, Hungary, that was built between 1896 and 1908, designed by Ignác Alpár.

Andy Warhol's 1963 silkscreen The Kiss depicts Bela Lugosi from Dracula about to bite into the neck of co-star Helen Chandler, who played Mina Harker. A copy sold for $798,000 at Christie's in May 2000.

Bela Lugosi was the subject of "Bela Lugosi's Dead," the first single by English rock band Bauhaus. It was released in August 1979 and it is often considered to be the first gothic rock record.

In Tim Burton's 1994 Ed Wood, Bela Lugosi is played by Martin Landau in an interpretation for which Landau received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

The cape Bela Lugosi wore in the 1931 film Dracula still survives today in the ownership of Universal Studios.




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