BEVERLY HILLS: THE FIRST 100 YEARS is a comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated history of the legendary city, it’s houses, parks, and gardens, from it’s founding to today. Published to coincide with the city’s Centennial, BEVERLY HILLS: THE FIRST 100 YEARS depicts a city that has lived within our collective imagination as a paradise. The volume is authored by Robert S. Anderson, the grandson and great-grandson of the founders of the Beverly Hills Hotel, whose roots run deep. As a well-connected Beverly Hills native, Anderson has been granted unprecedented access to both public and private collections of memorabilia and historic records. Anderson presents Beverly Hills in unprecedented fashion, and with an eye toward the whole picture that will make this the definitive book on the famous city.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert S. Anderson is the author and editor of The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows: The First 100 Years. He is the great-grandson of Margaret Anderson and the grandson of Stanley Anderson—the founding proprietors of the Beverly Hills Hotel. As part of his exhaustive research on the early history of Beverly Hills, he has lectured, written numerous articles, and amassed an extensive archive of materials related to the city. In his work to preserve the unique heritage of Beverly Hills, he is also the Official Historian for the Beverly Hills Hotel and has served as president of the Beverly Hills Rotary Club, member of the City of Beverly Hills Recreation and Parks Commission, and director of the Beverly Hills Tournament of Roses Committee. He has also consulted with theCity of Beverly Hills on the Master Plan for the future of the city. He lives with his wife Jeanne in Beverly Hills.