“Forgotten Hollywood”- Pioneer of Silent Era is Gone…

Posted on June 13, 2014 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…carla laemmle

    Carla Laemmle was the niece  of Universal Pictures studio founder Carl Laemmle. She was a movie actress in the 1920s and 1930s and, at the time of her death, was one of the few surviving actors of the silent film era.

   Her films included the 1925 version of Phantom of the Opera, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and during the advent of talkies, Hollywood Revue of 1929, Dracula, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Laemmle continued to appear in small roles until the late 1930s, when she disappeared from the movie screen.

   In 2009, the book Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes, co-authored by Carla Laemmle and Daniel Kinske, was released. The book details her life at Universal Studios from 1921 to 1937. On October 3, 2010. she appeared in BBC Four documentary A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss, sharing memories of her early film work with Lon Chaney and Bela Lugosi. On screen, she recited her opening lines from Dracula. She made an appearance in the documentary Moguls and Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood for Turner Classic Movies, and she appeared in Paul Merton’s Birth of Hollywood on the BBC. In March 2012, TCM presented a screening of Dracula, Laemmle appeared at the screening in connection with its Classic Movie Festival. She celebrated her 100th birthday with a guest list, which included Ray Bradbury, Bela Lugosi, Jr., Sara Karloff, and Ron Chaney.

   Cinematic pioneer Carla Laemmle was 104.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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