Lugosi's Dracula Ring and Cape to be auctioned off!!

United States
February 5, 2009 11:58am CST
http://www.wsmv.com/atthemovies/18647599/detail.html?treets=nash&tid=2657537830813&tml=nash_ent&tmi=nash_ent_1_11150102052009&ts=H#- [i]Bela Lugosi's ring and cape from "Dracula," along with the horror film star's costume from "The Raven," are just a few of the items to be up for auction. These and thousands of other treasures from Forrest J. Ackerman's collection will be sold the last week in April. At one time, Ackerman's huge collection of horror, fantasy and sci-fi memorabilia filled several rooms of his 18-room home in Los Angeles. Also to be auctioned are a first edition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" signed by Stoker and Lugosi among others, and Fritz Lang's monocle from "Metropolis." Bela Lugosi's ring and cape from "Dracula," along with the horror film star's costume from "The Raven," are just a few of the items to be up for auction. These and thousands of other treasures from Forrest J. Ackerman's collection will be sold the last week in April. At one time, Ackerman's huge collection of horror, fantasy and sci-fi memorabilia filled several rooms of his 18-room home in Los Angeles. Also to be auctioned are a first edition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" signed by Stoker and Lugosi among others, and Fritz Lang's monocle from "Metropolis."[/i] could you imagine owning one of those treasures?!?! what item would you bid on if you had the money and were interested?
5 responses
• United States
7 Feb 09
I so want the first edition of Dracula. Gods i wish i had money...i pay some hardcore money for that...but since i dont i just sit hear and weep over it...SIGNED...i think i am going to go curl up and cry. I think its odd that as big a fan of vampires as i am...i do not own a copy of Bram Strokers Dracula.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
seems like i tried to read that book but couldnt get into it..
• United States
7 Feb 09
Its been about nine years ago that i read it, and its the book that started it all for me. This guy i was seeing at the time lent me his copy and i feel in love. I tried to pick it up awhile back to read it but i had so much going on at the time i didnt get around to it.
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
5 Feb 09
Wow. If I had the money I would definalty bid on Bela Lugosi's ring and cape. That would be an amazing piece of Horror movie history to own.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
would you try it on or are you the type that would store it and not let people touch it? i saw this thing on people that had princess dianas dresses and like refused to let people touch them because they wanted it to keep her dna on it or something
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
7 Feb 09
It would to be to hard to resist, not to try it on. Though I would display it in my home, so it would not just be stored away in a box somewhere. Something like that would have to be on display to get some enjoyment from it.
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@Tatsinda (60)
• United States
6 Feb 09
For some reason, I thought Bela Lugosi was buried in that cape. I guess I was wrong. His cape and ring are priceless- these are items of classic, legendary horror. I'm surprised they're not on display somewhere. I guess if money wasn't an object, I would definitely bid on Bela's cape and ring!
• United States
7 Feb 09
maybe he had more than 1? because it seems like i heard that too.. and he made several movies so i doubt they used the same one..
@dookie03 (578)
• United States
5 Feb 09
Wow that's nuts but pretty cool. I personally wouldn't buy it because that's just not something i would collect. But there are alot of people out there that would probably pay big bucks for that cape. I mean there is alot of movies that people idolize that would make that cape valuable to someone.
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• United States
7 Feb 09
im not a collector either but if i was i would the ring or cape
@winterose (39897)
• Canada
5 Feb 09
boy what people will pay for things, it is incredible
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