Bela Lugosi and Helen Chandler, Dracula
I remember the first time I saw Dracula (1931)… even as a child I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how anyone didn’t know Bela Lugosi was bad news the minute they saw him! Seriously… how could they not run as far and as fast as they could in the opposite direction the minute they laid eyes on him.
I’m pretty sure I would have outrun a cheetah to get away from his creepy vibes.
Then again, it wouldn’t have made much of a movie, would it?
I read something unusual a little while back. Apparently Bette Davis was considered for the role of Mina but someone “up the line” didn’t think she had enough sex appeal. Really? When the role dictated, she oozed it! Think “In This Our Life,” “Jezebel,” and “The Star” just to name a few.
I mean, her career did okay without this role but I thought the reasoning was preposterous.
Sorry but the Bette Davis fan in me feels compelled to add a particular photo to the post… It’s like she’s telling Mr. Up the Line, “Boy, please.”
Bette Davis, Jezebel