Archive for October 20th, 2008

Bela Lugosi in the 1930 Census…

Monday, October 20th, 2008

1930 CENSUS

Bela Lugosi

(1892-1956)

né Béla Ferenc Dezsõ Blaskó

Film actor

Count Dracula in Dracula (1931)

 

 

 

 

1146 Hudson Avenue

Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California

 

Rent, $40

Radio

Census taken on April 8, 1930

 

HOUSEHOLD RESIDENTS*

 

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

 

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

 

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* 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.

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Obit…Mr. Blackwell

Monday, October 20th, 2008

OBITUARY

‘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.

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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)

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