The collection contains correspondence and other material related to
Edward Lasker's horse library as well as 19 manuscript volumes from his library.
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,
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.
Lasker died in Los Angeles in 1997.
1,894 items in six boxes plus 19 manuscript volumes
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