MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Carla Laemmle 103rd B'Day Party (Carla Laemmle in person!)

NOTE: This show is free (first-come, first-serve).  To help us track attendance and limit waiting line size, you must pre-register for “first-come, first-serve” admission.   One registration per person.  All current Cinefamily members get first entry (and +1).   Your registration does not guarantee you a seat.  Early arrival is highly recommended.  Doors will open 30 min. before showtime.  No one will be admitted after the film has begun.

One of the last living links to the silent film era, actress Carla Laemmle is still with us, and continues to make her home in Hollywood, CA — a place that is home for her in a way that few others will ever experience.   The niece of Carl Laemmle (who founded Universal Studios), Carla grew up on the Universal lot, in the early days of the San Fernando Valley.  Beginning her long professional acting career at the age of 16 with an uncredited role as the prima ballerina in the original silent film version of the Phantom of the Opera, Carla is perhaps best known for her role early on in Dracula, making her the first actress to ever utter a line of spoken dialogue in an American horror film!  Come join four generations of Laemmle family members, as we welcome Carla in person to screen clips from her film appearances (both dancing and acting), and a slideshow of rarely-seen photos of Carla (from the early 20th century to the present day.)  Plus, we’ll have live 1920s-era music, and birthday cake!