From the desk of
MIss Carla Laemmle Oct.
While I had to raise the price of my "Dacula" Photo to $10.00,
I am happy to send you one for $5.00.
Yes, it is most likely that I am the last living member of the
cast of "Dracula." It is hard to believe that so many years have passed by since the movie was made! Or that it
should be so popular!
I am happy to answer your questions~
[Q & A's]
DID YOU WANT TO BE AN ACTRESS WHEN YOU
WERE GROWING UP?
I was trained
to be a balet dancer, becoming an actress came later.
DID YOU AUDITION FOR TE ROLE OF THE
GIRL IN THE COACH?
WHO DECIDE YOU GOT THE JOB?
department at Universal Studeo called me in for it.
AND TOD BROWNING, THE DIRECTOR?
Tod Browning was
not there to direct that sequence.
DID YOU EVER MEET
never met Bela Lugosi
DO YOU BELIEVE IN VAMPIRES?
in evil people.
has gotten doubly lucky!
kindly wrote to Maven again about the coach scene in Lugosi's version of Dracula:
As to "The Coach Scene": there was no director for
It was filmed on Universal's back lot. They had
property men who would jiggle the coach back
forth to make it appear on very rough road [sic].
the secretary to a prim English lady I was to read
a brochure--"Among the rugged peaks"--etc.--
they didn't consider it necessary to have a
Ms. Laemmle also is in the process of writing her autobiography, Carla Who?, that Maven hopes to let you know more
about it as she gets the details!
She also told me that her birthday is the same as Bela Lugosi's was . . . October 20st . . . and has recently traveled to
the Laupheim Museum in Germany.
One elegant lady well-worth knowing!