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Carl Laemmle was born in Laupheim, Germany in 1867. He emigrated to the United States in 1884, as a penniless 17- year old. In Chicago, he married, settled, had a son, and worked for 20 years as a bookkeeper and office manager.
His career took a turn when, in the early 1900's, nickelodeons started popping up all around the country. These were indoor exhibition halls, usually converted storefronts. For the price of a nickel, customers could enter, sit down (usually on crude, rather uncomfortable wooden benches), and watch projected motion pictures. These were short films (10-15 minutes in length), illustrated songs (their version of music videos), documentaries or scenics (no plot, no dialogue -- just a camera mounted on a train as it chugged across the country side).
Carl bought his first nickelodeon in 1906, and soon after bought several others. Later that year, he expanded into the film distribution business, creating the Laemmle Film Service. Three years later, he moved to New York and got involved in producing movies, founding Independent Moving Pictures (IMP).
Carl Laemmle was now involved in all three aspects of film: production, distribution and exhibition. In 1912, he merged his successful IMP company with five competitors (Powers Motion Picture Company, Champion Film Company, Rex Motion Picture Company, Nestor Film Company, and New York Motion Picture Company). Together, they created the Universal Film Manufacturing Company, with Laemmle as president.
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To my veteran followers -- what am I missing from the list? What would you have liked to see in your care package? We've still got 8 more shopping days left to fill our packages and get them shipped!
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In 1870, Jules Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It has become a classic science fiction novel, and Jules Verne is recognized as a writer who was far ahead of his time.
In 1916, the Universal Film Manufacturing Company (now Comcast/NBC Universal) became the first studio to do underwater filming, producing an adaptation of Jules Verne's works by director Stuart Paton.
Catch a glimpse of what silent film-making was like back in the early 1900's, and imagine yourself viewing this with friends in a crowded nickelodeon.
From it's earliest days when Carl Laemmle founded the Universal Film Manufacturing Co., he recognized the value of opening his film-making studios to the public. In 1912, he opened his Oak Crest studio to the public, an informally named the property "Universal City". A tour bus route was opened from Los Angelos to the studio proper. Universal even added a free zoo to the property, to draw spectators in. The "city" contained streets, viewing stands for the public, open-air stages, and film-making sets.
This was unheard of at the time, and many other studio chiefs laughed at Carl, naming the venture "Laemmle's Folly". Carl's insights were keen, however, and the project paid off. The first property area (what is now Forest Lawn Memorial Park) was quickly recognized to be too small.
Carl ordered the purchase of additional land in Lankershim, and moved operations to that larger property. He then went on a whirlwind, 8-day tour from Chicago to LA to drum up interest in the "Grand Opening of Universal City, the Home of the Movies". More than 20,000 members of the public responded to the invitation, and were welcome to the studio to watch the magic of movie-making.
More great pictures of the opening event can be found at the Water and Power Museum's web page below. #ComcastHistory
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