Show Notes: Bela Lugosi Part 1

Tracy Wilson

Carroll Borland standing behind Bela Lugosi in a scene from the film "Mark Of The Vampire," 1935. Photo by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Getty Images

Last year's Halloween two-parter on Elsa Lanchester (the Bride of Frankenstein) worked out to be extremely popular, so this year we're at it again: This time it's two parts on Bela Lugosi. He's mostly thought of in the context of his classic role as Dracula, but a number of historical events weave through his life, including World War I and the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Episode link: Bela Lugosi, pt. 1

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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: http://books.google.com/books?id=GG8MvjwtHYAC
  • Nuzum, Eric. "Bela Lugosi's Legacy." Lost Magazine. October 2007. No. 18. Accessed via the Internet Archive: web.archive.org/web/20080917071843/http://www.lostmag.com/issue18/lugosi.php
  • "Bela Lugosi Dies; Created Count Dracula." New York Times. Aug. 16, 1956. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9B07E4DD1230E03ABC4F52DFBE66838D649EDE
  • "Bela Lugosi." Biography. http://www.biography.com/people/bela-lugosi-9388748#dracula
  • Springer, Mike. "Bela Lugosi Discusses His Drug Habit as He Leaves the Hospital in 1955." Open Culture. Oct. 29, 2012. http://www.openculture.com/2012/10/bela_lugosi_discusses_his_drug_habit_as_he_leaves_the_hospital_in_1955.html

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