Monday, April 18, 2022

Orson Welles in Dracula - Original Radio Broadcast 1976 Vinyl Record Album

 Talk about a blast from the past! This fantastic (and rare!) album is a recording of an original radio broadcast from 1938. Prominently featuring Orson Welles in the role of Dracula and Dr. Seward, there is no denying his voice talents along with fellow actors like Agnes Moorehead (Samantha's fabulous witch Mother on Bewitched) playing the lovely Mina. Oh how I would love to have seen this live...

This adaptation of Dracula was the first episode of the CBS Radio series The Mercury Theater On The Air which was broadcast at 8 pm ET on Monday, July 11, 1938. There is something rather special about listening to a 1930's radio performance via a 1970's vinyl record. It's one of the reasons I specialize in vintage items in the first place, it's just another way of keeping the past alive. Be sure to visit my Etsy Vinyl Shop for many more titles available.

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