Thursday, October 18, 2012

Growing Up with Monsters - Carla Laemmle's Times at Universial Studios

This book, Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes, is a look back through Carla Laemmle’s eyes to over ninety years ago when she was just a little girl roaming, playing, and living in her uncle’s then newly built Universal Studios back lot from 1921 until 1937. She witnessed the birth of the modern horror film by seeing the Hunchback of Notre Dame filmed there in 1923, being the Prima Ballerina in the Phantom of the Opera in 1925, and even ended up speaking the first line of dialogue in Dracula in 1931—considered the first talking horror film. Read this centenarians tale in rhymes and illustrations and enjoy the gallery of first-release classic Universal Horror posters from these films and Carla’s personal photographs from that era and today.

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