By Gregory William Mank

Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors such a lot deeply linked to the 2 roles additionally shared a special friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror motion pictures, and through the years controlled to collaborate on and co-star in 8 videos. via dozens of interviews and large archival learn, this tremendously elevated re-creation examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the period during which either stars labored, recreates the taking pictures of Lugosi and Karloff's mutual motion pictures, examines their extraordinary and relocating own courting and analyzes their ongoing legacies. beneficial properties comprise a completely distinctive filmography of the 8 Karloff and Lugosi movies, complete summaries of either men's careers and greater than 250 pictures, a few in colour.

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It was because she had no intention of ever stopping the boozing it up and attendant bad behavior. But how could an upper class society matron, a major player on the city’s charity circuit, who gave speeches, heeded because of her reputation as the widow of the man who helped in rebuilding San Francisco after the great fire, how could she admit publicly that she had a drink problem? Better to give out that her husband bullied her at home and wanted to be with another woman. It was a shame, because poor Beatrice always sounded like rather a nice lady, but simply too fond of her drink and who probably saw the handsome Bela as some sort of exotic trophy.

It seemed to do little for Junior’s neuroses. When Pauline Moore (fated to play a bridesmaid in Frankenstein) signed as a Universal starlet in the summer of ’31, she met the “Baby Mogul” in Universal’s New York office — and was convinced the 5' 3" Junior was standing on a box behind his desk to give the illusion he was taller. A. opening, this time at the Hollywood Pantages— Junior received a challenge to his vampire thriller: Warner Bros. premiered Svengali, based on George Du Maurier’s novel Trilby, at New York’s Hollywood Theatre.

For example, the Capitol Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, festoons its Dracula ad with a cartoon of a long-legged woman in corselette and stockings, her back arched, staring up at the towering image of Lugosi above the title as if worshipping the God of Sex. ” Historians have attacked Bela Lugosi for having a giant ego, especially in light of the shattering events that would follow in the summer of ’31. Considering the reviews he was receiving for Dracula, the adulation he was reaping and sex sell he was enjoying, how could he have avoided having a giant ego?

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