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Edward Lasker manuscript collection
mssLasker manuscripts and mssHM 68495-68513  
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Description
The collection contains correspondence and other material related to Edward Lasker's horse library as well as 19 manuscript volumes from his library.
Background
Edward Lasker was the son of American businessman and philanthropist Albert D. Lasker and his first wife Flora Lasker. He graduated from Yale University in 1933. He worked at his father's advertising agency, Lord & Thomas, until 1942 when he joined the U.S. Navy. After the war, Edward Lasker moved to California where he became a film producer. In 1947, Lasker married actress Jane Greer, with whom he had three sons: Alex, a screenwriter; Lawrence, a retired producer/screenwriter, and Steven, a Jazz historian and record remastering engineer. In 1955, Edward graduated wtih his law degree from the University of California in Los Angeles and began practicing law in Los Angeles. Lasker and Jane Greer divorced in 1963 and he married Cynthia Palmer. Edward Lasker died in Los Angeles in 1997.
Extent
1,894 items in six boxes plus 19 manuscript volumes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining permission rests with the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, please go to following web site.