CARL LAEMMLE SR. - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 19970
Sale Price $270.00
CARL LAEMMLE, SR.
Signature of the founder of Universal Pictures.
Signature: "Carl Laemmle", 5x2½ card. Carl Laemmle, Sr. (1867-1939), a German immigrant who started in Chicago building nickelodeons, busted the film "Trust" system by independently joining with others. He created the star system and founded Universal Pictures in 1912. Circa 1915, Laemmle built his Universal City on 230 acres in north Los Angeles, which became the first municipality devoted to the manufacture of films. Over the years he was known for producing quality films and stars. Laemmle, who took his company public on the NYSE in 1925, sold his interest to a syndicate for $5.5 million in 1936. Lightly soiled. Overall, fine condition.
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