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.
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.
4 document boxes (2.8 linear ft.)
3 flat boxes
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