Edward Laemmle

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
Edward Laemmle started his film-industry career at Universal Pictures in 1915 when Carl Laemmle--his uncle and also the founder and owner of the studio--asked him to leave his college electrical engineering studies and join him at his recently purchased 230-acre location on Lankersheim Blvd. in the San Fernando Valley. Edward started as an assistant director, mainly under John Ford.

In 1917 he was dispatched to head an expedition as producer and make a film of the natives in Siam, Java and New Guinea. Read more...