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He put it up for auction some time ago and the price was too high.
The cape is a heavy black wool with a muted silvery/gray lining.
Like Christopher Reeve's Superman capes.
He kind of looks like Daniel Craig in SPECTRE.
Unlike later Dracula's he doesn't show his fangs.
Bela looks good. He looks just slightly paler than the other cast members.
There's a thread on the classic horror film board regarding the true color of Boris Karloff's greasepaint in the Frankenstein films. That thread is probably as many pages as our very own Bond 25 thread.
It all boils down to the fact that Jack Pierce covered the Frankenstein Monster in a Max Factor greasepaint called "Sky Gray". A non gloss bluish/gray with very subtle green highlights.
In spite of so many depictions of the Frankenstein Monster presented in Hulk green, there was little green in the make up itself.
Nice! I grew up on these films. Jack Pierce and Lon Chaney Sr were make up geniuses.
Dracula kills Renfield and throws him down a very high, and un- railed staircase.
What exactly IS that metal thing Harker finds?
I still like this climax better than SPECTRE's.
Damn. We're not even in a Bond thread, and I here I am giving the latest Craig outing a thrashing.
Speaking of long gaps.................fans had to wait 5 years for a sequel to this classic.
Lugosi was going to reprise his role as the Count, but instead a wax mannequin replaced him in DRACULA'S DAUGHTER.
Van Sloan returned as Van Helsing.
I like that one quite a bit. The one I really love SON OF DRACULA.
Lon Chaney Jr as Count Alucard. Many, many debates on whether he is the Count himself or his son. Very atmospheric film. I may watch that one soon and comment on it.
The Universal film titles weren't always about accuracy. HOUSE OF DRACULA takes place nowhere near Castle Dracula.
THE BLACK CAT (1934)
Traveling by train.
A great pairing of Lugosi and Karloff.
Years ago I met and hung out with Ed Wood's regular actor, Conrad Brooks. He told me all sorts of things about Lugosi and Ed Wood.
He said Bela was very, very nice, and a quiet kind of man. He said the rivalry between Lugosi and Karloff was pretty much exaggerated over the years, especially in the Tim Burton Ed Wood film.