Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015963: CARL LAEMMLE SR.

Quite scarce vintage blue fountain pen clip on a roughly 1 x 4.5-inch portion of a blue autograph album page, acquired in-person in the 1930s and annotated by the original collector with the caption, "President of the Universal Pictures Corp." Affixed by a subsequent collector to a 3x5-inch card. In good condition, with some glue stains around the attached slip. Pioneering German-born film producer Carl Laemmle, Sr. founded Universal Studios in 1912 and launched the careers of wunderkind Irving Thalberg, director Rex Ingram and the iconic Lon Chaney, among so many others. He is especially dear to the hearts of horror buffs:  Famously saying, “We love the thing that shocks us and sends chills down our spine,” he was responsible for the productions of the Chaney masterpieces The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and The Phantom of the Opera (1925).