Abbreviated Version of Dracula
March 30, 1928
During Dracula’s Broadway run at the Fulton Theatre, Bela and fellow cast members, including Edward Van Sloan, performed an abbreviated version of the hit play on WJZ Radio in Newark.
San Francisco Call, July 24, 1929
‘DRACULA’ LISTED AS TOO SHUDDERY
FOR RADIO FOLK
Only one attempt has been made to broadcast Dracula, the shudder drama. Bela Lugosi reports that the drama was radioed in New York, and there was much indignation among the listeners.
One woman, says Lugosi, telephoned in demanding that it be stopped because she had 6 children who had to listen to it.