Bela Lugosi As Dracula Canvas Print
Bela Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), known professionally as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor best remembered for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in other horror films.
He was the youngest of four children. During WWI, he volunteered and was commissioned as an infantry lieutenant, and was wounded three times.
A distinguished stage actor in his native Hungary, Austria-Hungary, he began his stage career in 1901 and started appearing in films during World War I, fleeing to Germany in 1919 as a result of his left-wing political activity (he organized an actors' union). In 1920 he emigrated to the US and made a living as a character actor, shooting to fame when he played Count Dracula in the legendary 1927 Broadway stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel.
✨ Bela Lugosi Trade Marks
★ Black slicked back hair
★ Thick Hungarian accent
★ His suave--and oft imitated--original portrayal of Dracula
★ Renowned for treating even the most ridiculous of material with immense respect and his aggressive work ethic
★ Sartorial elegance and regal bearing wearing a tuxedo
★ Intense hypnotic gaze
★ Dramatic pauses
★ Cadenced delivery of lines with authoritative gravitas
He was one of the charter members of the Screen Actors Guild.
In 1929 he married a wealthy San Francisco widow named Beatrice Weeks, a union which lasted all of three days; their divorce named Clara Bow as the "other woman"--it was a media sensation and launched him into national notoriety.
He performed in live-action reference footage for the "Night on Bald Mountain" sequence of Walt Disney's Fantasia (1940). He was, of course, the terrifying demon Chernabog.
His performance in Tod Browning's Dracula (1931) created such a sensation that he reportedly received more fan mail from females than even Clark Gable.
He did not wear fangs when playing the title character in Dracula (1931). The same was true of Frank Langella in Dracula (1979).
He was likely the basis for the Marvel Comics villain Belasco, whose name is a shortened version of his birth name.
✨ Bela Lugosi Quotes:
"I'd like to quit the supernatural roles and play just an interesting, down-to-earth person."
"[on playing Dracula] It's a living, but it's also a curse. It's Dracula's curse."
"Every actor's greatest ambition is to create his own, definite and original role, a character with which he will always be identified. In my case, that role was Dracula."
CANVAS PRINT & SHIPPING INFO
This listing is for a canvas print of various sizes, medium 8 x 10, 12 x 16, 16 x 20, 18 x 24, 24 x 32 inches. Choose your size :-).
This is a uniquely restored enhanced image to get the most wonderful canvas possible.
All images used have been retouched to remove any major imperfections and then enhanced for digital printing.
The images are of the highest quality and 300 dpi.
This is a reprint, printed on high quality artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas.
The canvas would look great on your wall, or as a present.
★ Beautiful canvas prints, printed on state of the art printers
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★ Canvas frames are made of FSC certified wood.
★ Digitally enhanced and remastered images
★ Mounting kit included, ready to hang
★ Artist-grade poly-cotton blend canvas
Canvas prints are carefully packaged with strong edges to protect the items. We also wrap the items in bubble wrap or kraft paper for additional protection.