4 thoughts on “Murder by Television, 1935

  1. Thanks Matthew–you know I am a huge Lugosi fan. I’ve met his son several times at movie conventions.

    Here’s a fun quiz for you and your readers. Bela appeared in films or on TV with all of these stars but one. With whom did Mr. Lugosi NOT appear?

    Boris Karloff
    Ed Wood
    Rose Marie from the Dick Van Dyke Show
    Abbott and Costello
    Greta Garbo
    Ethel Waters
    W.C. Fields
    George Burns and Gracie Allen
    Shirley Temple
    Myrna Loy
    Red Skelton
    Basil Rathbone
    Joe E. Brown
    Betty Boop

    • Yes, I do know you are a big Lugosi fan… which is why I posted some images of him. I aim to please!

      However, I’ve admitted several times my area of knowledge, such as it is, is more about the late ’30s to early ’50s. I don;t know the answer to the question. But I’ll make a guess: Ethel.

  2. He was with Ethel in “The Gift of Gab” (1934). I’m always amazed at the folks he worked with. Fields? Garbo? Ann Marie? Incredible.

    The only star he never worked with from this list is Shirley Temple. He would have made a great heavy in one of her films. Or how about ‘Grandfather’ in “Heidi”?

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