Davenport, Iowa’s German American Heritage Center Presents
“100 Years of Hollywood-the Laemmle Effect”
Sunday, July 24th – Sunday, October 30th
Opening day for our newest temporary exhibit is this Sunday, July 24th! Over 100 years ago on March 15, 1915 German immigrant Carl Laemmle founded Universal Studios in California. His vision helped shape the movie industry and launch one of the largest studios in Hollywood. Laemmle also helped bring hundreds of German Jewish families to the US whose lives were in danger during the Nazi reign. Created by the German American Heritage Museum in Washington, D.C., this exhibit showcases the impact of German-speaking immigrants on the Hollywood film industry!
“Laemmle Luck-Carl Laemmle, Hollywood Pioneer
Sunday, July 24th @ 2:00pm Free will donation at the door
Figge Art Museum John Deere Auditorium
Deborah Fletcher Blum, a descendant of Carl Laemmle, is a strong believer in the power of art, film, and music. She is currently working on a documentary about Carl Laemmle’s enduring legacy; both in film for producing such masterpieces as All Quiet on the Western Front but also as a humanitarian for saving hundreds of German Jews during the Nazi reign. Come and enjoy this one of a kind access to a Hollywood pioneer and its greatest humanitarian!
German American Heritage Center
712 W Second Street, Davenport, IA 52802
Courtesy German American Heritage Center