W. C. Fields Part 2
Universal had been in business since 1912 with a very varied program of movies. The studio hired more women directors during the 1910s than any other studio. It was the home of Lon Chaney, Erich Von Stroheim, John Ford and William Wyler. When sound came in, Carl Laemmle made his son head of production. “Junior” made the studio the horror capitol of Hollywood, producing “Dracula” and “Frankenstein,” as well as “All Quiet on the Western Front,” which won an Academy Award for Best Picture.