Tabloid Dracula Tour With Carroll Borland (1933)

 

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1933

Tabloid Dracula Tour With  Carroll Borland

There is no evidence to suggest that this tour every took place

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Berkeley Daily Gazette, December 23, 1932

U.C. Girl Wins Lead In Stage Production

Miss Carroll Borland, freshman student at the University of California, has been chosen for the leading role of a tabloid version of “Dracula,” to be presented on a road tour shortly after the first of the year, it was learned here today. Miss Borland is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy H. Borland of 2819 Park Avenue, Oakland. She has just returned from Hollywood where she was summoned by Bela Lugosi, director of the production for tryouts for “Dracula.”

Competing with Miss Borland for the leading Feminine role in this play, was Marion Marsh, leading lady for John Gilbert and other screen stars.

Miss Borland will spend the holidays in the Bay Region, and between professional engagements will continue her education at the University. Miss Borland has appeared in productions of the University of California Theater and with the Berkeley Playhouse. Her acting won the attention of Lugosi who wired her to go south when he was conducting tryouts, with the result that Miss Borland won the feminine lead for the production.

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