Saturday, October 21, 2006
Hi Kiddies heres the first Bat of the "Gentlemen bat" series this bat is based on Bela Lugosi .His name is Count Fledermaus.
The series of Bats are based on Vampire characters,and other bat related characters like Batman.
The next bat is based on Barlow from Salems lot.In my college days we had a project of painting an animal in clothing so I've updated it a bit here and its still going. I've got some more bats in the works as well as some other animals.
Next is Edward Munster of course based on the Munsters tv show . I'm a Horror fan and a big Batman fan and have some ideas on some more
Friday, October 20, 2006
Bela Lugosi was born 124 years ago today in Lugos, Hungary. Born with the name Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó on October 20, 1882. He was the youngest of four children. He started his acting career on the stage in Hungary in several Shakespearean plays and other major roles, and also appeared in several silent films of the Cinema of Hungary under the stage name Arisztid Olt. During World War I, he served as an infantry lieutenant in the Austro-Hungarian army. Lugosi emigrated to the United States in 1921, and on June 26, 1931 became a naturalized citizen. On arrival in the US Lugosi worked for some time as a laborer, then returned to the theater within the Hungarian-American community. He was spotted there and approached to star in a play adapted by John L. Balderston from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. The production was very successful. Despite his excellent notices in the title role, Lugosi had to campaign vigorously for the chance to repeat his stage success in Tod Browning's movie version of "Dracula" (1931), produced by Universal Pictures. Following the success of "Dracula," Lugosi received a studio contract with Universal.