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Bela Lugosi Collection

Performances with the Original Count Dracula!

7 old time radio show recordings
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1 MP3 CD
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4 Audio CDs


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"418 T S T W Bela Lugosi"



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About this Old Time Radio Show

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Bela Lugosi hypnotizingHorror, Comedy, Drama, and Personality
October 20, 1882 - August 16, 1956

Bela Lugosi was born Be’la Ferenc Dezso Blasko in Hungary. After a hearty beginning on the stage, he began his first film appearances during WWI. Forced to move to Germany in 1919, due to his organization of an actors union which was seen as too left wing for Hungary, he soon moved to the US and starred in his most memorable role.

Dracula hit Broadway in 1927 and Hollywood in 1931. At the time, he barely spoke English, and learned all of his lines phonetically. After starring as the vampire Count, Lugosi was type-cast in his evil role, and was destined to replay Dracula-type roles countless times. Bela reportedly said, "I’ll be truthful. The weekly paycheck is the most important thing to me. Hungry for any part in any movie, Lugosi’s reputation as a B-actor overtook him.

Screaming Bela HeadBefore acting in Ed "The Worst Director of All Time" Wood’s movies, Bela’s face was all over the front page for his morphine drug addition. He died a poor man (Frank Sinatra paid for his funeral), and was buried in his famous Dracula cape. This collection, however, includes radio programs from the 1930s and 1940s, at the height of Bela’s popularity including his appearance on Mystery House. Also included in the collection are many amusing pictures of Bela, both in and out of his Dracula costume.

This collection contains his guest apperances from the series, Candid Microphone, Command Performance, Fred Allen, Mystery House, Suspense and Texaco Star Theater.

For more radio horror personalities, see also: Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and Peter Lorre.  See also: Vampires in Old Time Radio.

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These classic recordings are available in the following formats:
  • MP3 CDs are delivered by mail. These archival quality MP3 CDs are playable in your computer and many MP3 player devices.



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 CD for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 49 min
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      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 49 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone Bela Lugosi.mp3
      2. CDNP 491212 e10 Gasoline Cocktail.mp3
      3. CPUSA 461110 238 Superman w Bob Hope.mp3
      4. Fred Allen 430425 418 T S T w Bela Lugosi.mp3
      5. Mystery House Thirsty Death.mp3
      6. SUSP 430202 027 The Doctor Prescribed Death.mp3
      7. Texaco 391115 Criminal Code.mp3
  • MP3 downloads are available instantly after purchase!



    7 recordings on 1 MP3 Collection Download for just $5.00
    total playtime 3 hours, 49 min
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    Click here to see disc contents


      7 shows - total playtime 3 hours 49 minutes
      1. Candid Microphone Bela Lugosi.mp3
      2. CDNP 491212 e10 Gasoline Cocktail.mp3
      3. CPUSA 461110 238 Superman w Bob Hope.mp3
      4. Fred Allen 430425 418 T S T w Bela Lugosi.mp3
      5. Mystery House Thirsty Death.mp3
      6. SUSP 430202 027 The Doctor Prescribed Death.mp3
      7. Texaco 391115 Criminal Code.mp3
  • Standard Audio CDs are delivered by mail on archival quality media with up to 60 minutes on each CD and play in all CD players



    7 recordings on 4 Audio CDs
    total playtime 3 hours, 49 min

    Disc A001

    1. Candid Microphone Bela Lugosi
    2. Mystery House Thirsty Death

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    Disc A002

    1. Texaco 391115 Criminal Code

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    Disc A003

    1. SUSP 430202 027 The Doctor Prescribed Death
    2. Fred Allen 430425 418 T S T w Bela Lugosi

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    Disc A004

    1. CPUSA 461110 238 Superman w Bob Hope
    2. CDNP 491212 e10 Gasoline Cocktail

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