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Roy Drachman

1906 – 2002


Known as Mr. Tucson for his lifelong association and involvement with the affairs of that city, Roy managed Tucson’s Rialto Theatre back in the 1920s when it was a vaudeville Theatre on what was called the Junior Orpheum Circuit. Booked by the Western Vaudeville Managers’ Association, the acts took to the trail out of Chicago, traveling by railroad. Most of the bookings were for a single day starting in Joliet IL, playing several towns in Missouri and then moving on to Colorado Springs, Albuquerque NM, El Paso TX. Phoenix and Tucson AZ and San Diego CA.