Bauhaus's Cover for Bela Lugosi is dead single Bela Lugosi rejected the role of the monster of Frankenstein in the film made by James Whale, a role which Boris Karloff was to accept and which would make him into another of the great giants of classic horror cinema, and an enduring symbol of the style of an era, as well as creating an even more resounding success than Dracula.  Lugosi would be compensated years later by playing the part of the monster in a poor sequel, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, the second to last of the series, alongside Lon Chaney Jr.

However, the myth of Bela Lugosi had entered full decline as the decade progressed and passed into the 1940s.  Roles began to be scarce and when they came they came in the form of crude caricatures of what he had been not many years before; the one exception was Ninotchka, a masterpiece of the then Hungarian, Ernst Lubitch, but in which Lugosi had only a bit part.  The films were simply terrible, with low budgets, and aimed at the immediate exploitation of a young audience who were trying to forget that the country was in the middle of a long and grievous war in Europe.  Lugosi was relegated more and more to disastrous B grade films, hardly receiving any roles of substance, and many being in the shadow of his great rival and companion of the screen at the apex of horror - Boris Karloff, whose career was taking a better path.  Especially loved and imbued with perverse sarcasm was the last collaboration between the two in 1945 in the also superbly crafted, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, directed by Robert Wise and produced by Val Lewton, which ends with Lugosi strangling Karloff.

The personal stability of Bela Lugosi was subject to difficult times after his third divorce, when he had no secure work, was forgotten by producers and the public, and abandoned himself to alcohol and the newly taken up morphine.  The few work opportunities available to him added to his feeling of dejection, as the roles were not worthy of his stature.  Bit by bit, his star ceased to shine.



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