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  Carl Laemmle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carl Laemmle (born on January 17, 1867 in Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany) was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios.
Regarded as one of the most important of the early film pioneers, Laemmle was born on the Radstrasse in the Jewish quarter of Laupheim, Germany.
Laemmle remained connected to his home town of Laupheim throughout his life, by financial support and also by sponsoring hundreds of Jews from Laupheim and Württemberg to emigrate from Nazi Germany to the U.S. (which meant paying both emigration and immigration fees), thus saving them from the Holocaust.
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 Carl Laemmle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Carl Laemmle (January 17, 1867, Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany – September 24, 1939, Beverly Hills, California) was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios.
Laemmle was born in the Radstrasse in Laupheim, in the Jewish quarter of the city.
Laemmle remained connected to his home town of Laupheim throughout his life, through financial support, and also by sponsoring hundreds of Jews from Laupheim and Württemberg as a whole to emigrate from National Socialist Germany to the United States (which meant paying both emigration and immigration fees), thus saving them from the Holocaust.
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 The Jewish Past of Laupheim
Carl Laemmle is the most famous son of Laupheim, he was born in 1867 in the Radstrasse, a street in the Jewish quarter of Laupheim.
In Laupheim Carl Laemmle is remembered till today, not only for his generosity to the community of Laupheim, which he often visited and supported with gifts of money, but also for his engagement for Jewish immigrants to the United States during the mid Thirties.
It is known that Carl Laemmle paid those dues for hundreds of people, not only from Laupheim, but from the whole of Wuerttemberg, thus saving their lives by his generosity.
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 Tony Nudo's Hollywood Legends - Universal Pictures/Studios
Carl Laemmle, was born on January 17, 1867 in Laupheim, Germany.
Laemmle is not only the father of the movie studio, he is the inspiration behind the theme park!
In the theme park at the Studio Tour, Carl Laemmle is spoken of on almost every single tour as the founder and brainchild of the studio and theme park.
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 wiki/Carl Laemmle Definition / wiki/Carl Laemmle Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This article is about Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal PicturesUniversal Studios is a famous "Hollywood" movie studio located at 100 Universal City Plaza Drive in Universal City, California, which is in the San Fernando Valley....
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Even the Laemmle name is, in part, the founder of the Hollywood “blockbuster”, the “movie star” and a great deal of what we know about the filmmaking industry and the modern Hollywood films it produces.
Laemmle's son, Carl Laemmle, Jr., had some success as a producer for Universal, most notably with the Oscar-winning All Quiet on the Western Front (1930).
Laemmle Theatres often take part in hosting and screening several festivals and events at certain times of the year, such as the famous AFI Fest, the Method Fest and the Los Angeles Film Festival.
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 Universal and Carl Laemmle >> German-Hollywood Connection
“Uncle Carl,” as Laemmle was affectionately known, gave a start to many people in the film industry, but he suffered the same fate that befell most of the studio owners during the Depression.
Carl Laemmle died of a heart attack in Los Angeles on September 24, 1939.
Carl Laemmle - The Jewish past of Laupheim - An English bio from the municipal museum in Laupheim
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 Biography for Carl Laemmle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Laemmle, the father of Universal Pictures, was reputedly the most good-natured and least neurotic of the studio bosses.
Although Laemmle made a handful of prestige productions, such as Blind Husbands (1919) and Foolish Wives (1922), his output consisted mostly of low-budget westerns and melodramas, churned out in a process designed to resemble a factory.
Laemmle inaugurated the film career of Irving Thalberg, who started as a secretary in Universal's New York office and quickly became head of its Californ ia studio.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0480674/bio   (565 words)

 Universal Timeline 1867-1909   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On January 17, Carl Laemmle is born in Laupheim, Germany, the tenth child of Rebecca and Nathanael Laemmle.
On February 24, Carl Laemmle, now 39 years old, opens the White Front Theatre in Chicago, the first of a string of nickelodeons.
In November, Laemmle founds the Laemmle Film Service, a film distribution company that by 1909 was servicing a majority of cinemas in the Midwest and Canada.
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 Carl Laemmle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
CARL LAEMMLE started business life as an apprentice in the paper industry of Germany, working for Aaron Heller, a wholesale dealer in a small town of Bavaria.
In that brave pioneer organization under the leadership of Carl Laemmle were many of the leading producers of today.
Laemmle organized the Motion Picture Sales Company, a more complete exchange system, to fight the trust, which was giving ground considerably.
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 Universal Studios History
Laemmle's first production in 1909 was Hiawatha, a one-reel adaptation of Longfellow's poem.
On March 15, 1915 Carl Laemmle officially opened the gates of Universal City, the world's first self-contained community dedicated to making movies.
Laemmle also began inviting visitors to Universal City to observe his movie making, establishing Universal's long-standing tradition of welcoming guests to enjoy the behind-the-scenes magic.
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 Variety.com - Inside Move: Wired together
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Laemmle and independent producers such as Adolf Zukor and William Fox, though, refused to pay license fees to Edison and fled west to Los Angeles in good part to put 2,500 miles between their studios and Edison's often ruthless patent enforcers.
But Laemmle, Gabler says, was first and foremost a shrewd businessman, and would have understood why a corporation like GE would eventually absorb the movie studio he started.
www.variety.com /article/VR1117905425   (269 words)

 Germany Info: German-Ameicans
Laemmle had immigrated to America at age 17 in 1884, and after working as a bookkeeper and in numerous other positions in the Midwest, he intended to start his own business in Chicago.
After World War I, Laemmle raised donations of money and goods for the stricken people of Germany, calling for contributions in a regular column he wrote in the “Saturday Evening Post.” And in 1932, Laemmle raised donations in America to help sponsor the German Olympic team for the games held in Los Angeles that year.
By one researcher’s account, Laemmle provided at least 300 affidavits, documents that guaranteed that an applicant for a US visa would be employed and not become a public charge.
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 Universal Pictures Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
For Laemmle and other such entrepreneurs, the creation in 1908 of the Edison-backed Motion Picture Trust meant that exhibitors were expected to pay fees for any trust-produced film they showed.
While Laemmle was the primary figure in Universal, by absorbing several smaller firms he acquired a number of partners, among them Mark Dintinfass, Charles Baumann and Adam Kessel, and Pat Powers.
Despite Laemmle's role as an innovator, as a studio head he was extremely cautious, and within a few years the rapidly expanding film business had passed him by.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Universal_Pictures   (2561 words)

 MovieMaker Magazine | Issue #39 | Making up Cinema History with Jack Pierce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The brainchild of former haberdasher Carl Laemmle, Universal was the home to many silent shorts in the 1910s, many of which featured the talents of an unknown actor named Lon Chaney, who got work by creating his own unique makeups, transforming his entire face and body in the process.
His fortune was cemented when Carl Laemmle made his son, Carl Laemmle, Jr., head of production as a 21st birthday present.
Laemmle's personal tastes couldn't have been any more fortuitous for Pierce: from 1930-1947, Pierce created some of cinema history's most distinguishable screen characters.
www.moviemaker.com /issues/39/pierce.html   (1368 words)

 Carl Laemmle - Wikipedia
Laemmle wanderte 1884 in die USA aus und gründete dort 1910 seine erste Filmfirma, die I.M.P. oder Independent Motion Picture Company.
Er gehörte damals zu den so genannten Independents, also jenen Filmproduzenten, die sich dem Monopol des Edison-Trusts widersetzten.
Nach dessen Aufhebung gehörte Laemmles Firma Universal Pictures als seit den späten 1910er Jahren größte Filmfirma Amerikas zu den "Big Five", die das (nach dem Edison-Trust) zweite Oligopol bildeten.
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 Articles - Universal Studios   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While managing a Wisconsin clothing store, Laemmle made a buying trip to Chicago in 1905, when he was struck by the popularity of nickelodeons.
Soon Laemmle had organized a group of nickelodeon owners, convincing them that the way to avoid those noxious fees was to produce their own pictures, and in June of 1909, in New York City, he opened the Yankee Film Company.
In one of the greatest acts of nepotism in Hollywood history, Laemmle handed control of Universal City to his son, Carl Laemmle Jr.
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 MTV.com - Movies - Carl Laemmle, Sr.
The father of the great Hollywood star system and the original movie mogul, Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Studios, was an influential figure indeed.
As soon as Lawrence signed to IMP, flamboyant, daring Laemmle planted a newspaper report announcing the tragic death of the "Biograph Girl." The next day he published an ad deriding the false report and proudly pronounced Lawrence as the new "Imp Girl." His next catch was Mary Pickford.
With her, Lawrence and others, Laemmle further broke with tradition by playing up their glamour, inundating the news with their exploits and publicly using their names at every opportunity.
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 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Laemmle and his Jewish co-racialists found film manufacturers in Europe to supply them with Kodak-like film which was also smuggled into the United States.
Laemmle didn't have that problem, and to keep the films flowing into his theaters and going through his distributors, he used every piece of junk film he could get his hands on.
Laemmle and his fellow Jewish distributors of films were known as the "Majors," and after he gave the cold shoulder to Laemmle, none of them would distribute his Mickey Mouse series.
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 The Studios >> German-Hollywood Connection
One of the most famous Hollywood studios, Universal, was created by a German called Carl Laemmle.
Some of the immigrants' names are almost as familiar as the great studios they created: William Fox (Wilhelm Fuchs), Samuel Goldwyn, Carl Laemmle, Marcus Loew, Louis B. Mayer, the Warner brothers, and Adolf Zukor.
Laemmle went from errand boy to studio owner by 1909.
www.germanhollywood.com /studios.html   (550 words)

 Laemmle Theatres, LLC - Fact Sheet - Hoover's
Laemmle Theatres operates some 16 movie houses in Southern California, both multiplexes and single-screen theaters.
The company has upgraded several of its properties in recent years, adding air conditioning and other amenities to aging "art houses." Laemmle Theatres has also remodeled some theaters and is building new complexes; a five-screen multiplex is scheduled to open in Claremont in 2006.
The company was established in 1938 by Kurt and Max Laemmle, nephews of Carl Laemmle, the founder of Universal Pictures.
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 20th Century American Leaders Database
Laemmle, one of the most outstanding figures in Hollywood, created the "star" system that was to dominate American filmmaking.
He consolidated independent studios and was responsible for the development of countless movie stars.
Laemmle founded his own producing company in Universal City, which was the first municipality solely devoted to the production of films and became the principal movie-making set of its time.
www.hbs.edu /leadership/database/leaders/499   (63 words)

 Biography for William Wyler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1935, "Uncle" Carl Laemmle was forced to sell the studio he had created through the 1912 merger of his Independent Motion Picture Co. with several other movie production companies.
Carl Laemmle, the owner of Universal Studios, was the first cousin of Wyler's mother.
Laemmle offered Wyler, who was then living in his native Alsace Province in France, a job at Universal's New York office.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0943758/bio   (3756 words)

 Mazornet Jewish Book Club - Empire of Their Own
Carl Laemmle, the elder statesman of the Hollywood Jews, was born in 1867 in Laupheim, a small village in southwestern Germany.
Following the death of his beloved mother, Laemmle, at the age of sixteen, immigrated to the United States to seek his fortune.
The bullying and contemptuousness of Harry Cohn, the mild mannerisms and affectations of Carl Laemmle, and the intensity of Louis B. Mayer are palpable.
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 The Men Who Made the Monsters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In his first triumph as Universal's production head, Carl Laemmle, Jr.'s "All Quiet on the Western Front" was as strong an anti-war statement as has ever been put on film to date.
Nonetheless, many consider Whale's long-overdue sequel to be superior to the original Frankenstein with its mixture of unforgettable sequences, demonic characters, and wistful comedy.
Even after Whale and the Laemmles departed Universal, Kent was recruited by studio brass to cut 1939's final sequel with Karloff as the monster, "Son of Frankenstein", featuring a towering performance by Bela Lugosi as Ygor that Kent surely played up in the editing room.
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