Papers of Marilyn Lewis, 1970-2004

Lewis, Marilyn, 1929-


1 linear ft (1 carton).
Collection includes looseleaf notebooks probably assembled by Marilyn Lewis giving recipes (including some for Passover), as well as detailed instructions on how to run a Hamburger Hamlet, including the duties of hostesses, wait staff, cashiers, cooks, et al.
Restaurateur and fashion designer Marilyn Friedman Lewis was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and hitchhiked to California at age 14. In 1950 she met Harry Lewis, an aspiring actor, and the couple opened the first Hamburger Hamlet on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Known for customized "gourmet burgers," the business expanded to 24 locations before being sold in 1987. Lewis also founded a successful couture clothing line named Cardinali and produced two documentaries: Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol and The Passion of Ayn Rand.
Collection is open for research.
Collection stored off site; researchers must request access 36 hours in advance.
Marilyn Lewis Papers. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.
Materials in English.

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