Chapter

Beverly Hills

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0016
Beverly Hills

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Beverly Hills, a quiet and spotless city, the Gold Coast of the cinema world, is an independent municipality less than five square miles in extent. It lies eight miles west of Los Angeles, into which it fits like a jagged piece in a jigsaw puzzle. Stars of screen, radio, and stage come in increasing numbers, with financiers and industrialists in their wake, to enjoy Beverly Hills' studied charm and freedom from the smoke, clatter, and conflicts of industry. This chapter describes points of interest in Beverly Hills including Beverly Gardens, the Electric Fountain, and All Saints Episcopal Church. It also provides visitor information such as bus service, streetcars, taxicabs, information bureaus, traffic regulation, accommodation, and parks and playgrounds.

Keywords: municipality; Los Angeles; visitors; tourist information

Chapter.  3452 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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