Typed letter signed "Carl Laemmle" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in response to Halpern's inquiry regarding the keys to success. Cinema, Carl Laemmle.

‘It Can Be Done’

Typed letter signed "Carl Laemmle" to "Mr. Halpern" (Seymour Halpern) in response to Halpern's inquiry regarding the keys to success.

New York: February 11, 1930.

1 p. on "Universal Pictures Corporation" letterhead. 8-1/2 x 11 inches. ‘It Can Be Done’. Old folds, torn across leaf affecting three words of text, tape repair, else good. Item #310342

An encouraging letter by one of the founders of Universal Studios. Reading in part: “When I reached America in 1884, I was probably about your age. I was the proud possessor of $50.00 - - A world of adventure lay ahead. As I look back on the years crowded with hard work and many discouragements, I think the inner conviction that ‘It Can Be Done’ has helped me more than anything else to win through.”

German born film making pioneer, Carl Laemmle (1867-1939), produced or worked on over 400 films, including, most notably, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), The Phantom of The Opera (1925), and The Man Who Laughs (1928).

As a high school student, Seymour Halpern (1913-1997), wrote letters to many notables of the day inquiring about their ideas to the keys to success in life. He would later go on to serve as Republican from New York to the 86th, 87th, 88th, 89th, 90th, 91st and 92nd United States Congresses, holding office from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1973.

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