By Arthur Lennig
" a different leatherbound, signed and numbered variation! Bela Lugosi gained speedy popularity for his portrayal of the immortal count number within the 1931 movie Dracula. After a decade of attempting vainly to develop his variety and safe components to problem his performing skills, Lugosi resigned himself to a profession because the world's so much recognizable vampire. His final years have been spent as a forgotten and particularly tragic determine. while he died in 1956, Lugosi couldn't have identified that vindication of his expertise could come -- his face might decorate theaters, his snapshot would seem on greeting playing cards and postage stamps, his movie memorabilia could promote for greater than he earned in his whole profession, and his Hungarian accessory will be immediately well-known by way of thousands of individuals. Martin Landau's Oscar-winning position as Lugosi within the 1994 movie Ed wooden extra an ironic twist to a profession that had led to oblivion. In 1974, dedicated Lugosi fan Arthur Lennig released a very hot biography of the unsung actor. greater than two times the size of the unique and fully rewritten, The Immortal count number presents deeper insights into Lugosi's motion pictures and character. Drawing upon own interviews, studio memos, capturing scripts, study in Romania and Hungary, and his personal reminiscences, Lennig has written the definitive account of Lugosi's tragic life.
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The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi by Arthur Lennig