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May 15 12 6:25 PM
No insult meant, Mora - I love Lugosi.
Just making a vamp-pun, and recalling from the first Rhodes book that the choice of the heavy (and non-prescription?) shades may have been part of the problem that night. (And in the second book, he recounts the fact that Bela was none too thrilled when he first heard he'd have to take a "gorilla" in tow!)
As far as "what was to come," I think Bela was a bit like unto Carradine in that: some of his problems were not of his making, but he also made some pretty poor choices at times that didn't help.
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TomWeaver999 wrote:Alex Gordon accompanied Bela to the HOUSE OF WAX premiere and it seems to me he did once comment about Lugosi's reaction to having to appear with the gorilla ... but that's all my fuzzy memory will cough-up for me.
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FRSJr wrote:Right, I was there, and I did not detect any problems. Bela was actually having a bit of fun with the whole affair. He did have a nip or two on the way to the Paramount Theater.
Jun 14 12 2:19 PM
GaryP11111 wrote:Getting back to Zombie Dad's original point, Dr. Carruthers' mad response to the $5,000 bonus (about $69,500 in todays dollars) must have seemed
terribly unreasonable to a 1940 audience, especially since he was a salaried employee working for a company when he developed his formulas and they didn't
have to give him one red cent extra. Prior to this epiphany, even though I realized there was some inflationary difference regarding the purchasing power of
the $5,000 bonus, I could kinda sorta see (if I squint and tilt my head) how Dr. Carruthers might have felt insulted by the bonus. Now that I know how much
that five grand was actually worth, I have come to the conclusion that Dr. Carruthers was a dick.
He was a what? Dick Sheffield
Jun 14 12 2:22 PM
Ted Newsom wrote:.... he said there was no problem, that he was aware of, and he got along fine with Bela. Perhaps both are true.
Right, I was there, and I did not detect any problems. Bela was actually having a bit of fun with the whole affair. He did have a nip or two on the way to the Paramount Theater. My apologies; just getting used to how to properly post.
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