Dracula Life-Size Bust
In the early days of cinema, actor Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Count Dracula immediately established him as one of the icons of horror, and he remains so to this day. His role as the title character, an aristocratic, handsome, and hypnotic vampire in the 1927 Broadway adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, led to his starring in the 1931 film and the role for which he is best known.
Though Lugosi is hardly the only actor to bring his talents to the part, few would disagree that his characterization defined Count Dracula as we know him today. That he did so without heavy makeup or special effects is a testament to the strength of the actor’s performance. As Dracula, Bela Lugosi entranced audiences through the stare of his icy blue eyes and the understated strength of his personality. His performance as Count Dracula terrified audiences though no fangs were ever bared nor drops of stage blood ever spilled.
Sideshow Collectibles and Black Heart Enterprises are excited to announce the Classic Dracula Life-Size Bust. Black Heart artists have proudly created this life-sized tribute to Bela Lugosi, sculpted by Jeff Yagher, a master of subtle detailing and frighteningly realistic likenesses.
The Lugosi family consulted with Black Heart and provided rare insight and reference material for this tribute to the actor. The actor’s son, Bela Lugosi, Jr., personally authorized the sculpture and the paint master in order to ensure the greatest accuracy and detail achieved in this limited edition bust.
Black Heart’s Bela Lugosi Dracula is a labor of love and was borne of intimate collaborations between sculptor, family and producer and a shared desire to create the ultimate three-dimensional tribute to one of the original and most enduring stars of horror cinema.www.sideshowtoy.com