U.S. Business: Personal File: Aug. 24, 1962

?In a San Francisco office cluttered with autographed photos of show business stars, boxes of spare Homburgs, and a "money tree" decorated with dollars, Real Estate Tycoon Louis Robert Lurie, 73, presides over his many business interests. They span movies ("I made all the early Tarzan pictures") to mining ("My record is perfect—I've lost every cent I ever invested"). He is also a lucky angel, having bankrolled such Broadway hits as Song of Norway and Pajama Game. But he made his fortune—estimated at more than $50 million—in buildings. He has built 226 of...

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