Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015963: CARL LAEMMLE SR.

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Quite scarce vintage fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person, circa 1934-1935. In good condition, with some gentle crinkling in the bottom area, and ideal for matting with a favorite photograph. 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).