Above is the reason I haven't blogged in a while. And no, I wasn't shooting a vampire flick even though I was in Hollywood surrounded by stars-literally.
Bela Lugosi, in my mind, will always be THE Dracula, though Gary Oldman did a phenomenal job portraying the blood sucking fiend.
Seeing his star on Hollywood Boulevard sparked a desire to share with you a few factoids Mr Lugosi:
- Did you know Bela Lugosi played Dracula in a Broadway show before he went on to play the role in the famous film?
- Bela Lugosi is NOT Romanian, but Hungarian. Romanians weren't to pleased by the fact a Magyar was to play the most famous Romanian of all even though Mr Vlad Tepes himself had strong ties with the Hungarian royalty. But I digress...
- Bela Lugosi's children had him buried with his cap, but it's not the original one he wore during the 1931 film Dracula.
Emma, Daniel, and Rupert. The fab three of Harry Potter! Evidence of how well-written books can have such a huge influence in pop-culture.
What are your favorite books turned movies?