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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Sol Lesser
RLIN number: NXCP88-A174
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: San Francisco earthquake and fire, 1906; early days in motion picture industry: film exchange and distribution, dealer in feature films, financing, production, laboratory, ownership of a studio; foreign markets; theater circuits; consultant; anecdotes of many industry personalities; relationship of producer and author: Thornton Wilder and OUR TOWN; Edgar Rice Burroughs and TARZAN series; seminar at University of Southern California.
Extent: Transcript: 154 leaves, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1970 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Lesser, Sol, 1890-1980
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1890
Speaker occupation: Motion picture executive
Age at speaking: 80
Document date: 1970
Interviewer: Kuper, Theodore Fred
Historical events discussed: San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18-21, 1906
Locations discussed: California; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: California; Executives; Motion picture industry; Motion picture producers and directors; Motion pictures--Distribution; Motion pictures--Production and direction; North America; San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, April 18-21, 1906; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: California--History--1850-1950; Lesser, Sol, 1890-1980
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019620-15063