By the 1950's the decline of horror films and Bela's addiction to opiates had reduced him to a shell of a person who could only get work with Ed Wood. His death occurred during the filming of "Plan 9 From Outer Space". A film rightly hailed by many as one of the worst films ever made. In it Lugosi makes a brief appearance in the beginning of the movie then his role is taken by a much taller person who holds his cape up to cover his face. This is a story recounted in the Tim Burton / Johnny Depp film Ed Wood. Which we are presenting here in it's entirety.
What got me thinking about old Bela was coming across a video of the classic song Bela Lugosi's Dead by the pioneering punk band Bauhaus.
If you want to learn more about Bela here is a link to his wikipedia page. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bela_Lugosi
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