By Gregory William Mank
Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors so much deeply linked to the 2 roles additionally shared a distinct friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror movies, and through the years controlled to collaborate on and co-star in 8 video clips. via dozens of interviews and large archival examine, this drastically accelerated re-creation examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the period during which either stars labored, recreates the capturing of Lugosi and Karloff's mutual motion pictures, examines their ordinary and relocating own dating and analyzes their ongoing legacies. beneficial properties contain an absolutely specific filmography of the 8 Karloff and Lugosi movies, complete summaries of either men's careers and greater than 250 images, a few in colour.
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Additional info for Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together
The Berserker” has a new meeting with Gladys Hall for the January 1931 Motion Picture Magazine. The feature’s title was “The Feminine Love of Horror” and Bela comes through in style: Women wrote me letters. Ah, what letters women wrote me...! They hoped that I was DRACULA. They hoped that my love was the love of DRACULA. They gloated over the thing they dared not understand.... It was the embrace of Death their subconscious was yearning for. Death, the ﬁnal triumphant lover.... Thursday, February 12, 1931: Dracula premieres at Broadway’s Roxy Theatre, popularly hailed as “The Cathedral of the American Motion Picture,” complete with a stage show — Hello New York (“a riot of color, dance and song”).
To roam the night for weird, wild, breath-taking adventures! — Universal Publicity for Dracula, 1931 The accent remains on sex; “The Strangest Passion the World Has Ever Known” becomes the major sales line. “The Berserker” has a new meeting with Gladys Hall for the January 1931 Motion Picture Magazine. The feature’s title was “The Feminine Love of Horror” and Bela comes through in style: Women wrote me letters. Ah, what letters women wrote me...! They hoped that I was DRACULA. They hoped that my love was the love of DRACULA.
At the call she goes into her on-set 34 4. The Strangest Passion Bela with cigar, between scenes during the shooting of Dracula. 35 36 Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff Publicity: Bela (Dracula), David Manners (John Harker), Dwight Frye (Renﬁeld) and Edward Van Sloan (Van Helsing) loom behind Helen Chandler (Mina)— her cat eyes popping, supposedly at the prose of Dracula. dressing room, sheds her robe, slips a Dracula gown over her corset, puts on her hated high heels, and tries to get through her next scene without laughing—already amused by the sight of Bela’s mirror ritual.