It is very fitting that my new book, Performed by Lugosi, should be released in October. Not only is October the center of the halloween celebration, a period during which a majority of Lugosi’s films gain a resurgence of attention, but it also happens to be the month of Lugosi’s birth. Bela Lugosi was born on October 20th in Lugos, Hungary as Bela Blasko, roughly fifty miles from the original Dracula‘s Castle. Considering the vast amount of hours I spent watching and researching some of Lugosi’s best and worst performances, I think it only fair that I take a moment to extend my most grateful and appreciative birthday wishes to the late, great actor.
Happy Birthday, Bela.
- Beware Take Care Bela Beware (filmexperience.blogspot.com)
- A Short History of Vampire Movies – Part Ii the 1930′s (mrmovietimes.com)
- Bela Lugosi’s Dead (wonderlandornot.net)
- Theater Review | ‘Plan Nine From Outer Space’: Sci-Fi Goosebumps and Aliens on a Mission (theater.nytimes.com)