Monday, June 22, 2009

Classic Horror Actress Carla Laemmle publishes memior...

Carla Laemmle, the 16 year old prima ballerina in The Phantom of the Opera (1925), and the first woman who speaks in Dracula (1931), has recently been the subject of two books.

The first, Among the Rugged Peaks: An Intimate Biography of Carla Laemmle, was written by Rick Atkins.

The second, Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes, written by the 99 year old actress herself, details her experience working on two of the most iconic horror films of all time. In rhyme. With an introduction by Ray Bradbury and illustrations by MAD magazine's Jack Davis and Hermann Mejia.


vicjoy1945 said...

Hey !!

Is Carla any relation to Carl Laemmle Sr. (the founder of Universal Studios) or Carl Laemmle Jr (producer and deliverer of the movie intro to "Frankenstein")!?! Sounds like a fascinating read !!


Dante said...

Yes, Vic, she is. She was the neice of Universal founder Carl.