The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi by Arthur Lennig

By Arthur Lennig

" a unique leatherbound, signed and numbered version! Bela Lugosi received speedy reputation for his portrayal of the immortal count number within the 1931 movie Dracula. After a decade of attempting vainly to expand his variety and safe components to problem his appearing talents, Lugosi resigned himself to a profession because the world's such a lot recognizable vampire. His final years have been spent as a forgotten and relatively tragic determine. while he died in 1956, Lugosi couldn't have recognized that vindication of his expertise might come -- his face may enhance theaters, his photo would seem on greeting playing cards and postage stamps, his movie memorabilia could promote for greater than he earned in his complete occupation, and his Hungarian accessory will be immediately well-known by means of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Martin Landau's Oscar-winning position as Lugosi within the 1994 movie Ed wooden additional an ironic twist to a occupation that had resulted in oblivion. In 1974, committed Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig released a very popular biography of the unsung actor. greater than two times the size of the unique and entirely rewritten, The Immortal count number offers deeper insights into Lugosi's motion pictures and character. Drawing upon own interviews, studio memos, capturing scripts, learn in Romania and Hungary, and his personal reminiscences, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.

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