[AMPAS] Bela Lugosi’s Cape Acquired

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We’re celebrating Halloween by announcing our acquisition of the cape Bela Lugosi wore as the title character in Dracula. Lugosi personally owned the cape, and in the wake of the spine-chilling success of this 1931 classic, he continued to wear it on stage and in personal appearances.

“After several years of discussions with Founding Director Kerry Brougher, who showed such care and appreciation of its important role in film history, it became clear that there is no better home for the cape than the Academy Museum, allowing movie lovers to view a piece of classic horror film history and enjoy Bela Lugosi’s acclaimed performance for years to come,” said Bela G. Lugosi, son of the iconic actor.

This legendary cape has been in the Lugosi family for over 80 years, and we are grateful Academy Museum visitors will be able to see it in person.

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