Tuesday, May 15, 2018

LUGOSI'S INFAMOUS LOVER


The caption for this photo from PHOTOPLAY (December 1924) describes the 19-year old Clara Bow as a "precocious baby vamp". A few years later, she would meet Bela Lugosi backstage after one of his stage performances playing Dracula. A torrid affair ensued (so the legend goes). As an apparent commemoration, Lugosi commissioned a nude painting of Miss Bow which he hung in each of the houses he owned over the years. One can only wonder what his wives thought...


1 comment:

Doug from Karloffornia said...

Great post! Would love to have that painting.

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