Show Notes: Bela Lugosi Part 2

Tracy Wilson

Bela Lugosi stars as a mad scientist mutated by his own experiments in "The Ape Man" in 1943. Minerva Urecal is his sister Agatha. Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images

Today's episode takes us through Bela Lugosi's later life, in which he simultaneously tried to get away from his legacy as Dracula and took on the role again and again to try to make ends meet. He also struggled with addiction, which was, in that era, a huge blow to his reputation.

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Episode link: Bela Lugosi, pt. 2

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Holly's research:

  • Lennig, Arthur. "The Immortal Count: The Life and Films of Bela Lugosi." University Press of Kentucky. July 18, 2013. Accessed via Google Books:
  • Nuzum, Eric. "Bela Lugosi's Legacy." Lost Magazine. October 2007. No. 18. Accessed via the Internet Archive:
  • "Bela Lugosi Dies; Created Count Dracula." New York Times. Aug. 16, 1956.
  • "Bela Lugosi." Biography.
  • Springer, Mike. "Bela Lugosi Discusses His Drug Habit as He Leaves the Hospital in 1955." Open Culture. Oct. 29, 2012.

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