Chess, cinema and what not…

Dracula versus Frankenstein

Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff play a chess game, reminiscent of their match in The Black Cat, in an episode of the Hollywood newsreel series ”Screen Snapshots” (1934).



“The Black Cat is a 1934 horror film that became Universal Pictures’ biggest box office hit of the year. The picture was the first of eight movies (six of which were produced by Universal) to pair actors Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Edgar G. Ulmer directed the film, which was also notable for being one of the first movies with an almost continuous music score. Lugosi also appears in a 1941 film with the same title.” (wiki)




My inspiration for this item is drived from today’s entry in the great blog  DELUDOSCACHORUM. The above photo of Deanna Lund  is taken from  Season 2 (Episode 4)  of the 1960’s hit THE LAND OF THE GIANTS.

Entitled  DEADLY PAWN, the earthlings are forced to play a game of chess with a demented industrialist. This episode aired on October 12, 1969. I actually remember seeing this (!)


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Deanna Lund (born 1937) is a real stunner!


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