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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 : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2009.
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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  Read more...
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Mank, Gregory William.
Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff : The Expanded Story of a Haunting Collaboration, with a Complete Filmography of Their Films Together.
Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2009
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory W Mank
ISBN: 9780786454723 0786454725
OCLC Number: 956653532
Description: 1 online resource (702 pages)
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.

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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.

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