Thank you to everyone that sent in their answers for our little trivia contest. Before we get to the winner, let’s go over the questions. As someone pointed out, one of the questions might have been a little bit of a trick question, even though I didn’t mean it to be. The answers are:
- The Golem, even though, as it was pointed out to me, this was “Jewish, and was popularized by the Czechs.” So my apologies if anybody didn’t get it because of that. Granted, everyone that sent in their answers had this correct.
- True. Lugosi was paid $500 a week for Dracula, for a seven-week engagement, so it was $3500 total. But for Dracula’s Daughter, due to script changes, his character was not in the film and he was paid $4000 NOT to be in it!
- He was, and still is as far as we know, buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, located in Culver City, CA.
Now for the winner… Congratulations to Gary McGuire!
Thanks again for everyone that participated. I’m sure I’ll come up with another one of these at some point to keep the fun going! Thanks again to Operator 13 Productions!
We had recently posted our review of Lugosi: The Forgotten King, from Operator 13 Productions, which we really enjoyed. Well, due to a mix up of our wonderful postal service, I ended up getting an extra copy. So I thought it would be a good idea to pass this on to another fan of Lugosi with a little trivia contest. I’ve come up with a few questions that might be easy, they might be hard, but maybe with a little research, you can find them. Send your answers to us to email@example.com and if you’re are correct, your name will be put in a hat for a drawing. The name drawn will win the DVD. Sounds easy, right? You have one week to send in your answers so don’t wait. Okay… lets get to those questions!
- The rumor is that the original design for Frankenstein’s creature, when Lugosi was attached to the project, resembled what German mythological creature.
- True or false: Lugosi earned less money for his role in Dracula (1931) than he did for NOT appearing in Dracula’s Daughter (1936).
- Name the cemetery where Lugosi was buried at.
You have 1 week to send in your 3 answers. You must answer all 3 correctly to be thrown in for the drawing. Good Luck!
Lugosi: The Forgotten King (1985, 2018)
Directed by Mark Gilman Jr. & Dave Stuckey
In 1985, with the early days of VHS tapes and video stores, there weren’t too many documentary titles out there, especially on horror movies or their stars, unless you count a few trailers collections. But I can remember coming across one title in particular that was on the shelves, Lugosi: The Forgotten King. Being an young and eager fan to learn as much as I can about the horror genre, especially one of its icons, I immediately rented it. Even though the running time was short, showed the audience a little bit more behind the man and really how much of a talent he was. Now, 35 years later, it is out on DVD in an updated version, through Operator 13 Productions. Continue reading →