The young Bela Lugosi

This is from a sad photograph. It’s of the young Bela Lugosi around the so-called success of Dracula. He’d been a successful stage actor, was bonking Clara Bow (behind his wife’s back), and was making a fortune. And then the film was a success and he was ruined.

Sketch: about 90 minutes, Koh-i-Noor 0.5 mm, 2B. I redid his eyes about four times – still wrong. And his head is actually much more round than this. I like the pic – I think it works well – but it doesn’t look like Bela.

Bela Lugosi As A Young Man

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