Sunday, May 29, 2016

Car Laemmle -- my great-grandfather's first cousin

CARL LAEMMMLE, founder of Universal Studios 
I have been researching Carl Laemmle's life for several years now and have found out some incredible things about my family. This is the gist of the documentary I am in the process of developing. Thank you to all the creative people who are helping me realize my dream of becoming a filmmaker and an expert in my own personal family history!

to be continued...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Deborah Fletcher Blum, collage artist

In addition for writing and producing,  I also am a collage artist. Right now, I am happy to say there is a show of my art up at the Laemmle NoHo 7 Theater in North Hollywood. See my art at

Tish Laemmle curated, and my collages hang next to Nancy Nemory's (she's the ex-daughter in-law of the famous Leonard Nemoy.)

Here is one of the collages that the Laemmles - Greg and Tish - my second cousins had in their home for about twelve years. It is called, appropriately: "HOME" and it includes a still promotional image from the Universal Film, produced by Carl Laemmle, called "The Mummy," a classic film if there ever was one - of course there have been remakes, but there is none like the original. Part were shot in the Cairo Museum. The collage also included a drawing I did at age twelve of my ideal home, and other images that evoke home to me. One (in the lower right) is a photo I took on my travels of an interesting home. Every residence is someone's home. A tree is a home to a bird. There is a poem or a picture book in this post too,evidently!

If you are in LA this summer, stop by the Laemmle NoHo 7 and check out my artwork. Thanks!