"either an idiot... or possessed of a dangerous agenda and very cunning"
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.