Dallas Morning News, January 21, 1931
Dracula. Spokane Daily, April 10, 1931
The Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts, April 23, 1931
ABOUT CURRENT AMUSEMENTS
Fugitive from a hanging squad, with a price on his head! This was the rather unwelcome role which a few years ago was forced on Bela Lugosi, the famous Hungarian actor who is now appearing at the Richmond theatre in the title role of Universal’s sensational mystery drama, Dracula, by Bram Stoker.
In the revolution in is native Hungary in 1918, Lugosi was one of the principal lieutenants of Count Karolyi, who seized the reins of government, and was given the newly created post of Minister of the Theatre. This was not only because he had been the theatrical idol of the country, appearing as leading man for many years at the National Theatre in Budapest.
“Soon afterward, however,” says Lugosi, in recounting his adventures during those hectic days, “the royalists regained control of the government, and whenever they could find a member of the Karolyi party, they proceeded to hang him. And so I decided to go away from that place. I had no desire to attend such a necking party. I escaped into Austria then went to Germany, and finally proceeded to the United States, where I resumed my theatrical career in a new environment and in a new language.”
“And I was finally starred in the stage play, Dracula, in which for two years I had an opportunity to prove a constant irritant to other people’s necks. For in this play, you know, Dracula is a vampire who always attacks the throat.”
Dallas Morning News, April 28, 1931
Advocate, May 10, 1931
Evening Tribune, May 23, 1931
Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1931
BELA LUGOSI HAPPY WHEN HE IS WORKING
Bela Lugosi knows what hard work is. He is finishing The Black Camel, and Universal is waiting for him to start shooting on Frankenstein.
“I like to be busy,” he says. “Nothing creates such a joy of living as being active. I recall the dull times when I first came to Hollywood, and producers did not know me, and I rejoice each morning that I hear the early alarm.
Reading Eagle, June, 1931
FILM ACTOR NOW CITIZEN
Los Angeles, June 27 (AP) – Just to make certain, Bela Lugosi, film actor, who took a leading role in the screen thriller “Dracula,” renounced his allegiance yesterday to both Rumania and Hungary so he could become a citizen of the United States.
Lugosi said in Federal Court that he was not certain whether his home town, Lugos, formerly of Hungary, still is in that country or in Rumania, so he would renounce both countries and take the oath of allegiance to the United States.
Evening Star, June 28, 1931
Rocford Register-Republic, July 2, 1931
Variety, July 21, 1931
The Times-Picayune, July 26, 1931
Modern Screen, August, 1931
Directory of Players
LUGOSI, BELA; unmarried; born in Lugos, Hungary. Write him at Universal studio. Contract star. Title role in “Dracula,” Universal. Tarneverro in “The Black Camel,” Fox. Tutle role in “Frankenstein,” Universal.
The Times-Picayune, August 9, 1931
The Times-Picayune, September 13, 1931
MEN OR WOMEN
More Constant in Love?
Romeos and Don Juans of Hollywood Earnestly Debate Whether True Love Comes More Than Once in Human Lifetime and Whether Wives Are Less Faithful Than Husbands to Their Marriage Vows – Interesting Views Express by Stars
Omaha World Herald, September 19, 1931
Movie Classic, September, 1931
Bela’s petition for U.S. citizenship
The New Movie Magazine, September, 1931
The Film Daily, Thursday October 22, 1931
Seattle Daily Times, November 8, 1931
Seattle Daily Times, December 6, 1931
What The Hobby-Hunting Stars Accumulate