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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness Biography Magazine

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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness – a unique biographical publication celebrating the work of a bona fide horror legend.


What customers have said:

‘Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness is superb, the print quality is stunning too. The pictures are great, and the writing as always, is brilliant.’
Paul Freeman, Essex, UK

‘The Bela Lugosi issue came today and it is beautiful. All the magazines have incredibly clear pictures the like of which I have never seen before in any publication.’
John Temperley, County Durham, UK

‘This tribute to Bela Lugosi is amazing, it is beautifully presented, my favourite one yet.’
Richard Holden, UK

His smouldering good looks, exotic accent and otherworldly charisma made Bela Lugosi a unique presence on stage and screen alike. Classic Monsters are proud to present Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness, a stunning 84-page publication paying tribute to the remarkable life and work of a true horror cinema great.

Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness

This glorious full-colour publication is produced to the absolute highest standard, from the sophisticated matt cover featuring shimmering gloss highlights, to the pristine image reproduction, vibrant colour imagery and wealth of information within its pages.

Each chapter of our unique Bela Lugosi biography covers a different era in the life of this Hollywood icon. From the fierce ambition and spirit of defiance that defined his early years, we trace his path from Hungary to Hollywood, tracking the highs and lows that shaped both his career and life.

Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness

Though best known in popular culture for his eerie portrayal of the titular vampire in Dracula (1931), Lugosi had far more tricks up his sleeve. In telling his story, we stop to enjoy the many cinematic highlights of his career, from the role of Vitus Werdegast in 1934’s The Black Cat to broken-necked Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939) and nefarious Dr Lorenz in The Corpse Vanishes (1942). You’ll also discover details on his turbulent personal life; his reputation as a great lover was just one facet of a most complex character.

Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Prince of Darkness

Printed and bound to the most exacting specifications, this is more than a Bela Lugosi biography. Authors Nige Burton and Jamie Jones explore the nuances of his myriad performances as well as the impact he made on the wider world of horror culture. Lavishly illustrated throughout with stills, publicity shots and posters, this collector’s item is the ideal companion to your favourite Lugosi movies, and pays respectful tribute to a man whose name is usually only linked with the world of monsters, but whose wider-reaching legacy will last forever.

  • 84 pages
  • A4
  • Full colour throughout
  • Luxury matt laminated cover with gloss highlights

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15 reviews for Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness Biography Magazine

  1. Paul Freeman, Essex, UK

    Thanks for the magazine, Bela Lugosi Hollywood’s Prince Of Darkness, it is superb, the print quality is stunning too. The pictures are great, and the writing as always, is brilliant.

  2. John Temperley, County Durham, UK

    The Bela Lugosi issue came today and it is beautiful. All the magazines have incredibly clear pictures the like of which I have never seen before in any publication.

  3. richard holden

    My main interest is hammer films so decided only to collect the hammer related products but was so impressed with the quality started on the universal ones as well ,but this tribute to Bela is amazing ,it is beutifully presented ,my favourite one yet ,looking forward to the Karloff one and hoping for the Hammer stalwarts Cushing and Lee to get the same treatment .Highly reccomend these

  4. Graham Lee, Sheffield, UK

    It is brilliant!!

  5. paul yoxall, merseyside, uk

    outstanding item as usual highly recommended

  6. NA Parry

    I have this and can highly recommend it! 🙂

  7. Samantha Marie Anderson

    The Bela Lugosi magazine is quite brilliant. Seriously, you guys have definitely outdone yourselves with this one. Fantastic. Happy customer. 🤓

  8. Craig Bonne, New York, US

    I just received my copy of Bela Lugosi Hollywood’s Prince of Darkness. It has exceeded my expectations. It is an absolutely gorgeous piece of monster history. I could not put it down from the time I opened it till I went to bed late in the evening. I have every single issue and most if the ultimate guides . I’m a subscriber and will continue to be as long as your amazing magazine is published. Thank you for filling a void that has been in my life since the end of FMOF.

  9. Dwight Meeker, Texas, US

    I continue to be ‘blown away’ by your magazines!!!! The most recent tribute to Bela is a milestone. I just worry that you will run out of titles at some point 🙁

    In the meantime, keep doing what you’re doing. Your work is beyond words of praise!

  10. Matt Bauer

    Outstanding anthology of the life of Bela Lugosi! Great time capsule of his life from Austria to Britain to the US. Many never before known facts of his acting career before and after coming to the US, including his injuries in WWI which plagued him his entire life causing him to act through tremendous pain. Great photos and synopsis of his American film career.

  11. Robert Green, Massachusetts, US

    The Bela Lugosi book has arrived, and it was well worth the wait! Thank you!

  12. Dan Skopp

    “Poor Bela” So said the other great Horror icon: Boris Karloff!! In real life they were great friends and both were “type casted” into their Roles as Horror icons. This book, as well as the one featuring Boris Karloff, is/are superb!!

  13. Robert

    This publication is beautiful and sublime!

    And officially endorsed by Lynne Lugosi in an email she sent to me a while ago too!

    “Dear Robert,

    I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed the (Dracula) graphic novel. We are really proud of it.

    The Classic Monsters magazines are beautiful – I hope you received your copy.

    Happy New year!


  14. Kevin Hart, Pennsylvania, US

    I cherish every book and magazine I have from you fine folks.

  15. George Nish, Ayrshire

    I would like to congratulate you on a wonderful magazine. Absolutely love it and look forward to each new title.

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