Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #0015963: CARL LAEMMLE SR.

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Quite scarce vintage black fountain pen signature on a roughly 4x6-inch tan autograph album leaf, made up by the original collector with a magazine image and a neatly-drawn border in ink. In good condition, with a few minor surface creases. 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).