Bela Lugosi's home is on Harold Way in Los Angeles, California. It was here that the faded film star spent the last year of his life. After the initial success of Dracula in 1931, Lugosi began the slow, steady spiral downwards to the penniless, alcholic, drug riddled former star he had become when he married Hope Lininger on August 24, 1955. She had been a long time admirer of his who had written to him on several occasions during a recent hospitalization, and he was sufficiently impressed by her that he impulsively agreed to marry her. They moved into this apartment together in August, 1955, shortly after the wedding. Their relationship was tumultuous from the outset, with Hope being the strong willed master of the household. In February of 1956 Lugosi began filming a small role in what would turn out to be his last official film, The Black Sleep, which would be released in June. In July, frequent collaborator Ed Wood shot a few minutes of Lugosi outside friend Tor Johnson's home. These few brief minutes of film would eventually be incorporated into Wood's cult masterpeice Plan Nine From Outer Space, which was released in 1959. Lugosi was found dead by Hope, lying on his bed here at the apartment, on the evening of August 16, 1956.