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Saturday, March 3, 2018

BELA LUGOSI: DEAD OR ALIVE in "Plan 9 From Outer Space" (1959)

In 1956, director Ed Wood filmed some footage of his friend Bela Lugosi.

Emoting in front of Tor Johnson's house...mourning at a funeral...and lurking in a makeshift graveyard set in his Dracula cape.

It was test footage for a vampire movie Wood was planning for Bela.

Bela died later that year. 

Ed Wood decided to use the footage and promote his next project, PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, as Lugosi's final film.

But in order to pad Bela's limited screen time, Wood used his wife's chiropractor, Tom Mason, as a stand-in...

...despite the fact that the man bore no resemblance to Lugosi whatsoever.

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