Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00166112: BELA LUGOSI

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Rare and eminently display-worthy vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait as the Count in the 1927 stage production of "Dracula", boldly signed with his best wishes in Hungarian, with the first and last name reversed, Magyar-style.  In good condition, overall, with two light surface creases; tack holes to the borders; and chips to two corner tips, not affecting the image itself.  Hungarian stage and screen star Bela Lugosi will forever be associated with his portrayal of the titular bloodsucker in Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931), a role he would reprise in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948).  He was also chilling as Inspector Delzante in The Thirteenth Chair (1929), Dr. Mirakle in Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932), Murder Legendre in White Zombie (1932), Roxor in Chandu the Magician (1932), the Sayer of the Law in Island of Lost Souls (1932), Degar inNight of Terror (1933), Dr. Verdegast in The Black Cat (1934), Chandu in The Return of Chandu (1934), Count Mora in Mark of the Vampire (1934), Anton Lorenzen in Phantom Ship (1934), Dr. Vollin in The Raven (1934), Dr. Perry in Murder by Television (1935), Dr. Benet in The Invisible Ray (1936), Ygor in Son of Frankenstein(1939), Peters the butler in The Gorilla (1939), Dr. Zorka in The Phantom Creeps (1939), Dr. Orloff in The Human Monster (1939), Eric Marnay in Black Friday (1940), Dr. Carruthers in The Devil Bat (1940), Dr. Kessler in Invisible Ghost (1941), Bela the gypsy in The Wolf Man (1941), Eduardo Vivos in The Black Cat (1941), Ygor in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Dr. Lorenz in The Corpse Vanishes (1942), Rolf in Night Monster (1942), Professor Brenner in Bowery at Midnight (1942), Dr. Brewster in The Ape Man (1942), Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943), Emil in Ghosts on the Loose (1943), Armand Tesla and Dr. Bruckner in Return of the Vampire (1944), Dr. Marlowe in Voodoo Man (1944), Professor Dexter in Return of the Ape Man (1944), Merkil in One Body Too Many (1944), Dr. Renault in Zombies on Broadway (1945), Joseph in The Body Snatcher (1945), Von Housen in My Son, the Vampire (1952), Dr. Zabor in Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), Dr. Vornoff in Bride of the Monster (1955), and a ghoul in Plan Nine from Outer Space (1959).