Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015963: CARL LAEMMLE SR.

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Rare and excellent vintage black fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch tan autograph album page, acquired in-person in the late 1920s or early 1930s. In good condition and perfect 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).