CARL LAEMMLE SR. - TYPED NOTE SIGNED 05/08/1931 - HFSID 227239
Sale Price $595.00
CARL LAEMMLE, SR.
The founder of Universal Pictures sends his autograph.
Typed Letter signed: "Carl Laemmle" as President of Universal Pictures, 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1931 May 8. On company letterhead to Dan Canterman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In full: "I am pleased to comply with your request of April 28 and enclose herewith my autograph." 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 had taken his company public on the NYSE in 1925, sold his interest to a syndicate for $5.5 million in 1936. Fold crosses "a" of Carl. Lightly soiled. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso ( faint show-through at upper left margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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