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Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff : the expanded story of a haunting collaboration, with a complete filmography of their films together

Author: Gregory W Mank
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book 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 personal relationship and analyzes their ongoing legacies. Features include a filmography of the eight Karloff and Lugosi films, color inserts of the eight movie posters, and more than 250 photographs"--Provided by publisher.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mank, Gregory W.
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2009
(DLC) 2009006131
Named Person: Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi; Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory W Mank
ISBN: 9780786454723 0786454725
OCLC Number: 607553826
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 685 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction and Acknowledgments; 1. "I Created My Own Monster!"; 2. In the Hall of the Mountain King; 3. The Friendly Panther; 4. The Strangest Passion; 5. "A Death Mask of a Monster"; 6. Jimmy; 7. Billy; 8. "I Owe It All to Dr. Frankenstein's Jolly Old Monster!"; 9. Booby Prize; 10. 1932; 11. KARLOFF the Uncanny in The Mummy; 12. Wives, Rivals, London, The Screen Actors Guild, John Ford, Broadway, Walt Disney and Others; 13. "Improper Faces"; 14. The Film Stars Frolic; 15. Gift of Gab and Other Curiosities; 16. 1935; 17. The Rivals; 18. "Unsubtle Acting." 19. "They Were Both Totally Darling!"20. Limbo Approaches; 21. Horrible, Horrible Men; 22. Monster Eve; 23. "All the Demons of Hell"; 24. Feathering the Nest; 25. "Stanley Ridges and Karloff "; 26. "Their Royal Slynesses"; 27. Arsenic and Old Lace; 28. "Toneless Voice and Mr. Potato Head Features"; 29. Universal Production # 1279; 30. 1943-New Work, New Rivals; 31. 1944; 32. The Body Snatcher; 33. Unholy Three; 34. 1946-1947; 35. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein; 36. 1949-1953; 37. The Film That Never Was; 38. "The Greatest Pain in the World"; 39. The Last Bride of Dracula. 40. Dracula's Revenge-and Death41. Karloff 's Last Act; 42. The Myth and the Rivalry; Appendix 1.; Appendix 2.; Appendix 3.; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Karloff and Lugosi
Responsibility: Gregory William Mank.


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. This book examines the Golden Age of  Read more...


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