Archive for October 20th, 2008

Bela Lugosi in the 1930 Census…

Monday, October 20th, 2008


Bela Lugosi


né Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó

Film actor

Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)





1146 Hudson Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California


Rent, $40


Census taken on April 8, 1930




  1. Bela Lugosi (head), 41 / Romania (1920) / Actor / Theatrical


NOTE: Today is the 116th birthday of Bela Lugosi!




* Information includes relationship to head of household, age / place of birth (year of arrival in this country, if applicable) / occupation / industry.


The preceeding text is taken from my recent book, Celebrities in the 1930 Census (McFarland & Co., Inc., 2008). This directory provides an extensive listing of household information collected for over 2,265 famous or notorious individuals who were alive during the 1930 United States Census. Please note: The above photographs do not appear in the book.



Obit…Mr. Blackwell

Monday, October 20th, 2008


‘Mr. Blackwell’ dies at 86; compiled ‘worst dressed’ celebrity lists for nearly 50 years




Born Richard Selzer, the caustic self-proclaimed arbiter of taste wagged his finger at the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Britney Spears and even Queen Elizabeth.


By Mary Rourke
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
October 20, 2008


“Mr. Blackwell,” whose annual “worst dressed” list dinged movie stars, music icons and European royalty and helped turn him into a household name from the 1960s through the ’80s, has died. He was 86.   (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)