"Every human being has hundreds of separate people living under his skin. The talent of a writer is his ability to give them their separate names, identities, personalities and have them relate to other characters living with them."
This beautiful dancer is Carla Laemmle. One of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, she turns 104 today.Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla.The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in the first American horror feature film, The Phantom of the Opera (1925), and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931).
Anyone in East Lansing early next month? Come out and see the premiere of my short film "…forgotten, Detroit." We can swap Spartan stories. I might do a Q and A after the program…at Theio’s. Who knows?