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Harry Lee Danziger

A legend in his own lifetime, in 1935 Harry Lee Danziger explored the Amazon at 21, was assistant conductor and first violinist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 25, a war hero, decorated with the Silver Star and Purple Heart, he later went on to produce over 65 movies with brother Edward. One-time owners of prestigious hotels including the Monte Carlo Metropole and London Mayfair, the world famous jewellers Cartier of Paris, and a gold mine, the Danzigers have a hundred other achievements to their credit.


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The London Mayfair Hotel and the Danziger Effect

Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger: A larger-than-life pair of New Yorkers, who had done everything between then from exploring the Amazon to winning a Silver Star and a Purple Heart during World War Two.
The brothers took over the hotel in 1958 and in 1995, The Devon and Lansdowne Suite was modernised and rededicated as the Danziger Suite. This Stylish banqueting room above the theatre is names to honour the brother’s contribution to the hotel.


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Danziger Films

Edward J Danziger and his brother Harry Lee Danziger were pioneer independent TV producers whose low budget half hour TV shows now have a certain legendary status. They were made for the American market in rented studios (Nettlefold), but success enabled them to purchase their own headquarters in Elstree (see picture). They also made feature films here, usually lasting around an hour.


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The secret deal that changed the face of the world’s most Famous Jewellers

Evening Standard 14 November 1969 Paris Friday, Sam White in Paris
"In the secret deal negotiated like some nineteenth century piece of diplomacy, the famous Paris Jewellery house of Cartier on the Rue de la Paix has passed out of the hands of the Cartier family and into those of foreigners. It’s New owners are the London based American property tycoons, the Danziger brothers, Edward J. and Harry Lee."


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