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Finding Aid for the Harry L. Lewis and De Sacia Mooers papers, 1896-1954
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Description
Harry L. Lewis (1883-1963) was an oil speculator, periodicals publisher, sports agent, boxing promoter, horse racing organizer and manager, and real estate developer. He was married to actress De Sacia Mooers (1879-1960), who acted on stage in New York and starred in silent movies in California. The collection consists of Lewis's books, clippings, papers, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks documenting his business interests and political involvement. It also consists of De Sacia Mooers's clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, publications, and publicity materials documenting her career in New York and California. There are some personal photographs and papers but the bulk of the material is associated with the couple's professional lives.
Background
Harry L. Lewis (a.k.a. Harry Lefkowitz) (1883-1963) had a long and varied career. He was a gold prospector, oil speculator, and published a sports paper in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the early decades of the 20th century. He was a sports correspondent for the San Francisco Bulletin, and published the weekly sports magazine The Referee. During this period Lewis became a boxing promoter, organizing fights in Los Angeles and the west for Jack Dempsey and other noted prize fighters. Around 1920 he ceased to use the name Harry Lefkowitz and went by the name Harry L. Lewis. He married silent film actress De Sacia Mooers circa 1926.
Extent
4 document boxes (2.8 linear ft.) 3 flat 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.