THE THOMAS AND DOROTHY LEAVEY CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LOS ANGELES RESEARCH COLLECTION
CHARLES LUCKMAN PAPERS, 1908-2000 (CSLA-34)
SERIES 4: Subject Files
Series Size: 14 archival document boxes; 3 oversize folders
This series consists of personal subject files related to the professional and personal activities of Charles Luckman from the 1960s through the 1980s. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and business records. Subjects include Luckman’s proposed acquisition of the 21 Club in New York City; property ventures in Los Angeles, especially the Luckman Towers on Sunset Boulevard; and Luckman’s personal awards.
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Luckman Building operations: memoranda, expense and income statements
Memoranda, building plan re Luckman Building conditional use permit, rental rates
Memoranda, zoning plans, operations documents re Luckman Building management
Memoranda re code modifications, Luckman Building
Incoming correspondence, examples of renewal and new tenant letters re Luckman Building
Proposal from Honeywell Fire/Security Systems
Cancelled checks, Ogden Development Corporation. From folder “Odgen Correspondence.�?
Correspondence re leasing; agenda and rent schedules re meeting of Building Management Associates Leasing
Rent schedule; correspondence, memorandum re leasing problems; Greenwood and Company leasing proposal
Memoranda, tract maps, tax rolls re property acquisitions in Century City and San Vicente Boulevard. From “BMA Leasing Greenwood/Yarnall�?
Statements of operating expenses for Sunset Tower and Sunset Building. From “BMA Drawer�?
Memoranda and list of properties re real estate inquiries on San Vicente Boulevard by Charles Luckman. From “BMA Drawer�?. Cf. Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence (incoming and outgoing), notes re tenants
Copy of lawsuit, memoranda, correspondence re Chelsea Records
Correspondence, memoranda, Los Angeles County health report re Deli-Delite
Amendment to lease, correspondence, memoranda re Taft Corporation
Tenant Correspondence: Amendment to lease, correspondence, memoranda re Luckman Building tenants
Correspondence re complaints about penthouse construction
Financing—United California Bank—line of credit: Correspondence
Prudential-CLA Financing. 9200/9220 Sunset: Correspondence, memoranda, lease terms, cash flow statement, list of rentals
Luckman Building tenant directory
Prudential audit for Luckman Building
Correspondence, regulations re state fire marshall
Conditional use permits, memoranda, correspondence, architectural plans re zone variances, Luckman Building
Correspondence, prospectus of Van Ness Apartments, invitation to ground-breaking ceremony, agreement re Luckman gift to Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. From “Luckman Gift�?
Campaign plan, drawing and architectural plan re Luckman Building, Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Separated from binder. From “Luckman Gift�?
Guest list, correspondence, newspaper articles, notes, financial report, speech re Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic dinner for Harriet Luckman. From “Luckman Gift�?
Videocassette: “A Day at Child Guidance Clinic�?
Correspondence, newspaper articles, annual report re Technical Equities
Order for meeting of creditors, newspaper articles, balance sheet, legal documents (photocopies) re Technical Equities—General File
Correspondence, legal documents (photocopies), financial statement, limited partner list re Glendale West and Technical Equities
Correspondence re Glenwood West Associates. From “Glenwood�? folder
Correspondence, map re property and owners adjoining Stubbe Ranch
Correspondence, programs, tickets, seating chart re Jefferson-Jackson Dinner for President Harry S. Truman. Charles Luckman, chair
Press release re naming of I. Robert Kriendler as director of Charles Luckman Associates; Luckman Partnership promotional brochure
Memorandum, legal documents (copies), financial records re Technical Equities and Glenwood West Associates. From “Glenwood�? folder
Property appraisal report, legal documents (copies) re Glenwood West Associates. From “Glenwood�? folder
Correspondence, notarized statements (copies), memorandum, financial records re J. P. Millbrook Associates. From “Millbrook�? folder
1986-1988, 1994-1995, 1998
“Lever Brothers—505 Park Avenue.�? Expenses
“Lever Bros. Articles.�? Articles, Charles Luckman letters to the editor re Lever Building
“Lever House—Article in AIA Journal—March 1980—and Correspondence.�?
“Destruction of Lever House.�? Articles, correspondence
“Lever House—Reprint of Malcolm Forbes Article—Forbes—3/28/83�?
“Lever House—Reprint of Los Angeles Times 3/16//83 Article by CL�?
Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge. Brochures, photographs, newsletters
“Boy Scout Dinner.�? Programs
Photographs of Charles Luckman
“American Academy of Achievement.�? Correspondence, announcements
Correspondence re Public Advisory Panel for Architectural Services
“CL Contract.�? Correspondence, memoranda, employment contracts re Ogden Corporation and Charles Luckman contract; plan and agreement of merger of Ogden Temp Corporation with Charles Luckman Associates
“Charles Luckman—Biographies (Old) Historical File Only.�? Lever Company press releases, biographical information sheets, public relations correspondence
1946-1956 (dates broken)
Gantt Memorial Medal: Correspondence, biographical data, awards ceremony program
Congratulatory correspondence, newspaper articles re Gantt Memorial Medal
Gantt Memorial Medal: Presentation address, acceptance speech, congratulatory correspondence, awards program
Gantt Medal Submittal: Copies of submission materials to Gant, with by Charles Luckman
Gantt Medal Acceptance Speech Material: Correspondence, rough draft; photographs of event
Nomination packet for Gantt Medal award. Separated from binder
Charles Luckman biographical data. Separated from binder
McCulloch Oil Corporation: Correspondence, report
Correspondence, memoranda, notes re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club
“21�? Club: I. Robert Kriendler correspondence to Charles Luckman re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club and 21 humidors; brochures re 21 humidors
Legal documents re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club. Volume I
Legal documents re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club. Volume II
Unaudited balance sheets for “21�? Club and 17 West 52nd Street Realty Company
Correspondence, IRS ruling, memoranda, and of rearrangement and reorganization re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club. Unaudited balance sheet and sales records for Iron Gate Products
“21�? Club acquisition binder: recommendation and proposed terms of purchase, balance sheets, memorandum, draft of press release, newspaper articles
“21�? Club—Corres(pondence) and Listing Application: Correspondence, press release
“21�? Club Acquisition: Correspondence, newspaper article, draft of reorganization plan, memoranda re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club
Law firm memoranda, balance sheets, IRS ruling re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club; miscellaneous 21 Club correspondence
Correspondence, memoranda, law firm memoranda re reorganization of 21 Club; real estate study; 21 Club balance sheet
Accountants’ reports for 21 Club, Inc. and Affiliated Companies; 21 Club Selected Items, Ltd.; 17, 19, 23, 25 West 52nd Street Realty Company, Iron Gate Products Co., Inc.
Plan and agreement of reorganization, employment agreement, correspondence re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club
52nd Street project: Lease agreements, plan and agreement of reorganization
Correspondence, lease agreement re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club
Correspondence, memorandum on stock issues, closure of transaction re Charles Luckman/Ogden Development acquisition of 21 Club. Newspaper article re failure of acquisition
Mrs. I. Robert Kriendler list of issues re I. Robert Kriendler estate; Charles Luckman and Vivian Gentelman correspondence analyzing Kriendler estate; memorandum recording stock ownership of 21 Club
Financial statements re 21 Club
Aloha Stadium: Charles Luckman deposition re Aloha Stadium lawsuit (copy)
Aloha Stadium: Honolulu magazine article re stadium
Aloha Stadium: Correspondence re litigation over (“Aloha Settlement�?)
Aloha Stadium: Correspondence, dismissal notice, summons, settlement agreement, affidavit, plaintiff’s statement re litigation (“Aloha Stadium Settlement�?)
Charles Luckman speech invitations. From “Speech Invitations—CL—File #1�?
Charles Luckman speech invitations. From “Speech Invitations—CL—File #2�?
1970-1974, 1978, 1980
Miscellaneous prospects “A�?: Atlantic City MGM Hotel
Miscellaneous prospects “B�?: lease summary, income statement re Broadway Plaza, Union Bank, and Eighth and Hill Streets
Miscellaneous prospects “B�?: proposal, memoranda Coast Federal Savings other properties; copy of oral proposal, correspondence re Watts Industries, Century City
Bill of lading, list of items re furniture shipment to Charles Luckman office
Miscellaneous prospects “D�?: memoranda, ingoing and outgoing correspondence re Leon Deicas, Epcot, South Miami, Dart Industries
Miscellaneous prospects “E�?: ingoing and outgoing correspondence re Exxon, EO, etc.
Miscellaneous prospects “F�?: newspaper articles, ingoing and outgoing correspondence, proposal guidelines, memoranda re Ford Motor Company, Federal Aviation Administration, etc.
Miscellaneous prospects “G�?: nothing in folder
Correspondence ( ingoing and outgoing), memoranda, proposal guidelines, meeting minutes re Government Printing Office project
Miscellaneous prospects “H�?: ingoing and outgoing correspondence, magazine article, meeting agenda, memoranda re Hughes Aircraft, hotels
Miscellaneous prospects “I�?: ingoing and outgoing correspondence re Irvine Ranch
Miscellaneous prospects “K�?: outgoing correspondence
Miscellaneous prospects “L�?: ingoing and outgoing correspondence, handwritten notes, draft of design agreement re Las Vegas projects
Miscellaneous prospects “M�?: ingoing and outgoing correspondence, memoranda re Miami, Marina City projects
Miscellaneous prospects “N�?: memorandum to Jack Needleman re Sears Store
Miscellaneous prospects “O�?: memoranda, presentation, memorandum of understanding re Oakland and Orlando convention centers and other projects
Miscellaneous prospects “P�?: incoming and outgoing correspondence re Portland Hotel, Pomona College, and other properties
“The Pennsylvania Plan�?; “Planning Research Corporation Annual Report.�? Originally with material in Box 11, Folder 6
Nothing in Q Folder
Miscellaneous prospects “R�?: incoming and outgoing correspondence re Carroll Rosenbloom, Redevelopment Land Agency
Miscellaneous prospects “S�?: incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda re Maui Hotel, and Smithsonian Institution
Letter of interest and qualifications, study, presentation, re San Diego Convention Center
Miscellaneous prospects “S�?: incoming and outgoing correspondence re Twentieth-Century Fox Corporation
Miscellaneous prospects “U�?: incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda re Santa Fe Railroad, United States Information Agency Cultural Center
Miscellaneous prospects “V�?: outgoing correspondence, memorandum, research draft re Veterans’ Administration
Miscellaneous prospects “W�?: newspaper articles, incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, re Western International Hotel; Customs Square House, Wilmington, Delaware
Incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, magazine articles re Washington, D. C. development projects. Originally with materials in Box, F. 14 this series
Miscellaneous prospects “X-Y-Z�?: architectural plans, Charles Luckman handwritten notes re Brooks Hall, San Francisco
Miscellaneous incoming and outgoing correspondence re prospective jobs, external and internal affairs of Charles Luckman Associates
Memoranda, outgoing correspondence, voucher re James Black
Construction cost budget forms
Memorandum from James Luckman to Charles Luckman re marketing report program; marketing report
Vince Walsh statements of probable construction costs re North Valley Superior Courts building
Charles Luckman correspondence with Richard McKnew. Resume and memoranda re same
Financial statements, consolidated financial statements and auditor’s reports
Financial statements, consolidated financial statements and auditor’s reports; auditors’ statement for Cedars Sinai Medical Center Architects and Engineers; partnership return of income
1964-1971 (dates broken)
Income and Expense statements for 9200 Sunset
Memoranda, photocopies of promissory notes, correspondence re Ogden Development Corporation and the Luckman Partnership
Cards, memorabilia, ephemera re world cruise for 50th anniversary of Charles and Harriett Luckman
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