Saturday, 7 November 2009

Bela Lugosi's Red

Interesting factoid that I discovered via a documentary today - in addition to being a trade union activist, Bela Lugosi was actually involved with the 1919 communist revolution in Hungary, led by another Bela - Bela Kun. He was heavily involved in the Hungarian actors' union and it appears he was actually had a minor role in Kun's administration. This was a problem for him later on when the FBI kept tabs on him, something that appears to have damaged his career.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That's so easy to say "he was red", but that year was very fucked up. I know, I'm hungarian.