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Edmond Herrscher papers, ca. 1890s-1935, 1947-1982 (Collection LSC.1829)
LSC.1829  
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Description
Edmond Herrscher was an attorney and businessman in California who was involved in the early development of Century City. The collection consists of clippings, legal documents, photographs, and writings related to Herrscher's business and personal life.
Background
Edmond Herrscher was born in the 1890s in San Leandro, CA. He graduated from the University of California's Hastings Law School and practiced law in San Francisco until he retired in 1948. Over the years he was involved in various business ventures such as the Kaeleku Sugar Company and Mayfair Markets. In about 1957 he took the post of director of property development for 20th Century Fox Film Corporation under studio president Spyros Skouras. As such he is credited for his involvement with the early development of Century City and is sometimes referred to as "the father of Century City." Herrscher was married several times including to Erna Goldschmidt, Frances Howard, Mary Elizabeth Shaw Hubar, and Winnie Skouras. Herrscher died June 10, 1983 in Los Angeles, CA.
Extent
1.45 linear ft. (3 boxes)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.