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HORROR - SCIENCE FICTION
HORROR - SCI FI: Annex
HORROR - SCI FI: The Atomic Submarine (1959)
HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi
HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff
HORROR - SCI FI: Dracula (1931)
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RECIPES OF THE WEEK: A Rejuvenating Diet
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TAYLOR SCHULTZ: Hollywood Sculptor
TRANSPORTATION IN THE MOVIES: Aviation
VINCENT PRICE
VINCENT PRICE: Connoisseur
WHAT'S MY LINE?
THE WHISTLER
THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939)
Carla Laemmle, of the Universal Laemmle Family
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And Surviving Star of Bela Lugosi's Dracula of 1931
Carla Lammle's Biography Is Now Out
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Click on the Picture for More Information!
Among the rugged peaks that frown down on the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone era.
Carla Laemmle, saying the first words spoken in the movie that spawned a plethora of horror movies at Universal Studios. . . .  Check the interview that Maven got with her on the INTERVIEWS page as well as her own page here at CARLA LAEMMLE.

Maven has come across a clip featuring 
Carla Laemmle as Prima Ballerina 
in Phantom of the Opera
(Lon Chaney's 1925 version):
 

GOOD NEWS FOR CARLA LAEMMLE!
 
    Ms. Laemmle was the lady speaking the words in the coach scene with Dwight Frye at the beginning of Bela Lagosi's Dracula in 1931.
 
Her upcoming 101th birthday is coming up!
 
Those who would like her address to send her a birthday card can email Maven at theoldmoviemaven@yahoo.com!
 
Let's have some rousing cheers
for La Belle Laemmle!

There is more to Bram Stoker than Dracula so enjoy being scared . . . repeatedly:
Dracula (the 1897 text): 
 
 
 
 
Lair of the White Worm which readers can find at http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1188/1188-h/1188-h.htm#startoftext (text)
 
 

Phillip Glass and the Kronos Quartet Performed
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His Score to the 1931 Lugosi Version of "Dracul"

A recent review of Philip Glass' score that Universal Studio had asked him to compose for the 1931 version of Dracula with Bela Lugosi was rather interesting to Maven.  Was Lugosi's version perfect?  No, but it deserved better than the reviewer, Manuel Mendoza, gave it. 

"Glass class meets 'Dracula' camp"

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Where did Dracula bank?  At the local blood blank, of course!
 
What is Dracula's favorite drink?  Bloody Mary, Bloody Alice, Bloody ANYBODY!
 
Yes, Maven knows that these jokes are . . . she hesitates to say old since she heard them when Maven was a baby . . . but they are still fun.
 
Maven has found a site that has movie scripts.  Not all of them, of course, and the ones listed are either the actual scripts (at various stages of development) or are transcripts (just the lines, ma'am).  But still worth a looksee:  http://www.horrorlair.com/scripts/draclugo.txt

And then there is the ubiquitous Internet Movie Database.com links:
 
 
 
 

Maven has a page of an old blog with quite a bit about Bela Lugosi and Dracula over at:  http://theoldmoviemaven.tripod.com/id30.html

Be sure to check out the page here for Bela Lugosi:  HORROR - SCI FI: Bela Lugosi and HORROR - SCI FI: Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi