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Lugosi Gary Don Rhodes

Lugosi

Gary Don Rhodes

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He was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, in Hungary. He joined Budapests National Theater in 1913 and later appeared in several Hungarian films under the pseudonym Arisztid Olt. After World War I, he helped the Communist regimeMoreHe was born Bela Ferenc Dezso Blasko on October 20, 1882, in Hungary. He joined Budapests National Theater in 1913 and later appeared in several Hungarian films under the pseudonym Arisztid Olt. After World War I, he helped the Communist regime nationalize Hungarys film industry, but barely escaped arrest when the government was deposed, fleeing to the United States in 1920. As he became a star in American horror films in the 1930s and 1940s, publicists and fan magazines crafted outlandish stories to create a new history for Lugosi. The cinemas Dracula was transformed into one of Hollywoods most mysterious actors. This exhaustive account of Lugosis work in film, radio, theater, vaudeville and television provides an extensive biographical look at the actor. The enormous merchandising industry built around him is also examined.