Thursday, June 24, 2010

Karloff and Lugosi-Movie Comics

Here's a nifty single page on Movie Make-Up from MOVIE COMICS # 1 all about the now legendary horror stars, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. The pair were more or less considered novelty stars at the time but still a few years away from their descent into a type of "camp," where they received little respect at all. Although Boris embraced his image to an extent, he was able to continue giving serious performances including, on occasion, one of the caliber of BLACK SABBATH. Bela, with his accompanying medical issues leading to drug dependence, would not survive in Hollywood. Karloff is said to have attributed Bela's ultimate failure in Tinseltown to the fact that he never really bothered to learn the language.

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