Early Beverly Hills

Early Beverly Hills

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Way before Rodeo Drive and the qpink palaceq of the Beverly Hills Hotel were built, way before the namesake hillbillies, its zip code, and Eddie Murphy's detective techniques reaffirmed its place in popular culture, and way before its 1, 001 mansions, Beverly Hills was comprised of wild canyons and ranchlands. Burton Green, one of the three original land developers of the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, named this place of severe terrain after Beverly Farms, Massachusetts, a 19th-century spa. Since its establishment in 1907, Beverly Hills, California, has been a crossroads for the great movers and shakers of the entertainment industry as well as the tycoons, world leaders, and flotsam and jetsam magnetized by the limelight. The vintage photographs in this provocative volume illustrate Beverly Hills's early transition from cow pastures to Hollywood's extremely illustrious bedroom community.By the 1880s, the rancho began to be acquired parcel by parcel by Charles Denker and Henry Hammel, managers of the elegant and ... With the land boom of the 1880s, easterners flocked to California in search of real estate bargains. ... A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank Buck, Henry Huntington, and W. G. Kerckhoff, through their Amalgamated Oil Company, ... their property was named Morocco Junction.

Title:Early Beverly Hills
Author:Marc Wanamaker
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2005


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