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Edmond Herrscher papers, ca. 1890s-1935, 1947-1982 (Collection LSC.1829)
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  • Title: Edmond Herrscher papers
    Collection number: LSC.1829
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.45 linear ft. (3 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1890s-1935; 1947-1982
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Herrscher, Edmond

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edmond Herrscher papers (Collection 1829). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection consists of materials related to the career of former lawyer and businessman Edmond Herrscher. Included in the collection are clippings, legal documents, photographs, and writings. The bulk of the clippings (both original and photocopies) document Herrscher's involvement in the early development of Century City. Of note is a scrapbook focused on Century City's development from ca. 1957-1963. The legal documents pertain to Herrscher's business practices as an attorney, notably his involvement with Julie Grinbaum and automobile tycoon Charles Howard and Frances Howard; Frances would eventually marry Herrscher. The photographs are primarily family photographs from the early part of Herrscher's life. The writings comprise a Century City Progress Report from Herrscher to Spyros Skouras and published article titled A Century is Born by Edmond Herrscher as told to Victoria Wolff.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Herrscher, Edmond--Archives.
    Century City (Los Angeles, Calif.)--Archival resources.