HOME & GARDEN
July 28, 2011 |
Update: A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, known for role as Count Dracula on stage and screen, has sold for $2.25 million. Castle La Paloma, a Tudor built in 1926, features interior arches, vaulted beamed ceilings and bay windows. Its 5,000 square feet include an oversized living room, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a service wing. The more than a quarter-acre terraced site is in the Beachwood Canyon area. Lugosi, who died in 1956 at 73, played other villains in addition to vampires.
April 23, 2006 |
Outpost Estates, developed in the 1920s, is one of the early Hollywood neighborhoods that has, through the years, attracted residents from the entertainment industry. Bela Lugosi, the actor who gained fame for his 1931 starring role in "Dracula," was among home buyers in the mid-1930s, according to the records of the Outpost Homeowners Assn. Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner made their honeymoon home there in 1951. Ben Affleck once lived in the enclave too.
October 17, 2001
"To boldly go where no man has gone before" takes on a whole new meaning for Lieutenant Tucker, who finds himself pregnant after some extracurricular extraterrestrial activity, on "Enterprise" (8 p.m. UPN). MOVIES Renowned as the definitive Dracula, actor Bela Lugosi lent his considerable talents to such lesser-known tales of terror as "White Zombie" (5 p.m. Turner Classic Movies), "Mark of the Vampire" (6:30 p.m), "The Devil Bat" (8 p.m.), "Scared to Death" (9:30 p.m.) and "The Mysterious Mr.
August 26, 1999 |
Two months before Halloween, Universal and Anchor Bay are getting in a "boo" mood by releasing several classic horror films on video on Tuesday. The piece de resistance is Universal's 1931 vampire thriller "Dracula" ($15), starring Bela Lugosi as the infamous count from Transylvania who never drinks wine and has a strong aversion to garlic and crosses.
November 24, 1996 |
Edward D. Wood Jr. was a 1950s filmmaker of such ineptitude that people who ponder extremes consider him the worst director ever. Tim Burton's black-and-white 1994 film turned out to be an entertaining and eccentric piece of business. Anchored by a full-throttle Oscar-winning performance by Martin Landau (pictured) as Bela Lugosi, "Ed Wood" is a fantasy for the terminally disaffected (Showtime early Friday at 1:30 a.m.).
November 4, 1994 |
I took a little afternoon snooze on the grave of Bela Lugosi the other day. I folded my arms across my chest and dozed off for a few minutes. It seemed an appropriate pose. Lugosi is at rest in the "Grotto--Our Lady of Lourdes" section of Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, near the crest of a sunny hilltop framed by languid eucalyptus trees and flitting mockingbirds. His gray-and-black marker bears his name, the dates of his life (1862-1956) and the simple sentiment, "Beloved Father."