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Young boy looking confused to see Bela Lugosi as Santa Claus unmasked

One can't blame the poor little boy looking dumbfounded that under the Santa Claus costume is actually Dracula...I mean, Bela Lugosi!

Photo via Retronaut

One of the best known portrayals of the classic villain Dracula was that by Hungarian-American actor Bela Lugosi whose performance was so enduring that his name has become synonymous to that role he first took in 1931. So, imagine if you were the poor kid in the photo above from 1939, innocently sitting on Santa Claus’ lap to get your Christmas present, only to find that he’s actually Dracula when unmasked! We bet you’d be bewildered too!

Here are some more photos of Bela Lugosi dressed as Santa Claus:

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written by plasticpopsicle


  1. in-the-sky


    That first photo sure looks creepy...

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  2. saidseni


    Awesome! :)))

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  3. Charlie Ray La Pat

    The young boy in the photos is Bela's son, Bela Lugosi Jr.. He's a lawyer now, based out of Los Angeles.
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