02 June 2012
Jamboree: Please Meet Carla Laemmle
First meet Carla Laemmle, the niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle. Now, I'm told that although movie stars typically shave a few years off their age, Ms. Laemmle proudly wears her 102 years most beautifully.
Her Wikipedia entry details her filmography spanning 1925 through 2012. She will proudly tell you, "I had the privilege of speaking the first lines of dialog in the first talking supernatural thriller." Although it was a small part, it established Ms. Laemmle's place in history. She is the last remaining link to Dracula and to the original Lon Chaney Phantom of the Opera as well.
Please take a few minutes and meet Ms. Laemmle. (Note: There is supposed to be a video here. If it disappears inexplicably, you can find it at http://youtu.be/RaVChkMdOqo