Sunday, October 29, 2017
Old Time Radio Flashback: THE MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR ("Dracula")
The premier episode of Orson Welles' THE MERCURY THEATRE ON THE AIR (a radio series that ran from July of 1938 to December of that same year, then transformed into THE CAMPBELL PLAYHOUSE, which continued under Welles' direction from December of 1938 to March of 1940) stars Welles in his own adaptation of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel, DRACULA. Welles portrays the dual roles of protagonist John Steward as well as Count Dracula himself. This episode of MERCURY THEATRE originally aired on July 11, 1938.