An interview with Guy LeBow (1948)

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An interview with Guy LeBow


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In his biography, veteran radio and TV broadcaster Guy LeBow recalled interviewing Bela Lugosi on TV around the time that he made Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. In the unconfirmed interview, Lugosi is said to have stated that his favourite role was Santa Claus because even Bela Jr. had not seen through his father’s convincing performance. LeBow wrote, “One of our saddest visitors was Count Dracula. Note that I didn’t say Bela Lugosi. Dracula had literally sucked the blood out of Lugosi’s career. He’d made that movie in 1931 and almost twenty years later he was still identified with the evil vampire.”

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