Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, With a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together

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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff: The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, With a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together

Format:  Hardcover,

685 pages

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub

Publish Date: Jul 2009

ISBN-13: 9780786434800

ISBN-10: 0786434805

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Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors most deeply associated with the two roles also shared a unique friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror films, and over the years managed to collaborate on and co-star in eight movies. Through dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, this greatly expanded new edition examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era in which both stars worked, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and Karloff's mutual films, examines their odd and moving personal relationship and analyzes their ongoing legacies. Features include a fully detailed filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, full summaries of both men's careers and more than 250 photographs, some in color.

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Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Publish Date: Jul 2009
ISBN-13: 9780786434800
ISBN-10: 0786434805
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 685
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.08
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 10.25 x 1.75

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Review by Library Journal (2009-06-01)

Hollywood's "gruesome twosome" Boris "Frankenstein" Karloff and Bela "Dracula" Lugosi are the kings of horror movies. Appearing in eight films together, including The Black Cat and The Raven, the two stars seemed to work well in concert despite the rumors of animosity between them. Stage actor Mank (It's Alive; Hollywood's Maddest Doctors) explores the truths behind the mysterious Karloff and the enigmatic Lugosi while interweaving their lives, careers, and films.

Universal Studios was partial to Karloff, giving him top billing, more publicity, and double the money paid to Lugosi, which reinforced the notion of the supposed rivalry. The film Ed Wood, depicting Lugosi's resentment of Karloff, was, according to primary sources, fictionalized and inaccurate but regenerated interest in the feud between them. Critics and fans continue the debate over who was the better actor. Karloff became a star, while Lugosi fell into addiction, poverty, and obscurity.

Verdict: Mank brings to life the compelling and complicated saga of the horror kings. Classic horror movie nuts, add this to your shelf.

-Rosalind Dayen, South Regional Lib., Broward Cty., FL

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Dracula and Frankenstein's Monster are horror cinema icons, and the actors most deeply associated with the two roles also shared a unique friendship. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff starred in dozens of black-and-white horror films, and over the years managed to collaborate on and co-star in eight movies. Through dozens of interviews and extensive archival research, this greatly expanded new edition examines the Golden Age of Hollywood, the era in which both stars worked, recreates the shooting of Lugosi and Karloff's mutual films, examines their odd and moving personal relationship and analyzes their ongoing legacies. Features include a fully detailed filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, full summaries of both men's careers and more than 250 photographs, some in color.

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