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Guide to the Harry Fryman Collection, 1880-1947
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Description
The Harry Fryman Collection documents Fryman's work in the early 20th century hospitality industry through maps, receipts, and photographs related to Los Angeles hotels and cafes. Both his work as a Southern California land developer and the role of Fryman Ranch in silent film production are documented through photographs and advertisements.
Background
Harry C. Fryman (1876-1946) was born in Ohio and moved to Los Angeles in 1893. He began his career in the local hotel business as a bellboy at the Mount Lowe Hotel, but eventually worked his way up to manager. After working at Mount Lowe Hotel, he managed Hollenbeck Café, Hotel Vincent (later Hotel Palms), Gordon Arms Hotel (later Brighton Beach Hotel at Terminal Island), Van Nuys Hotel on Broadway, and the Lankershim Hotel. He married Mae A. Fox in 1900. In 1905 he constructed Hotel Hayward at the former location of the original Ralph's grocery store, at 6th and Spring in downtown Los Angeles. Its early success led to the building of additions in the late 1910s and mid 1920s. His Wagener nephews worked with him, with Russell H. Wagener managing Hotel Hayward for a number of years.
Extent
0.42 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.