February 6,1931. Photo of a celebration of Carl Laemmle's 25th anniversary in motion pictures. At back, from left-Will H. Hays, Irving Thalberg, Cecil B. DeMille. Front from left-Carl Laemmle, Mary Pickford, Will Rogers and Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Carl Laemmle was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios – Universal. Laemmle produced or was otherwise involved in over four hundred films.
Birthday wishes are in order for Universal Pictures, which as widely noted is celebrating its centennial all year long. But today is the actual official day: On April Universal Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New York.