View from the Beverly Hills Hotel, looking east, 1915

View from the Beverly Hills Hotel, looking east, 1915If you stood at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 1915 and looked east, this would have been your view. I was recently reading about the Beverly Hills development and how it was a while before it took off. It wasn’t until Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, and Will Rogers build homes there in the 1920s that people took notice. But until then, there was a whole lot of wide-open spaces of empty land.

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One Response to View from the Beverly Hills Hotel, looking east, 1915

  1. Dear Martin – WOW! what a fantastic photo; woulda thought? That was just 22 years before we moved to CA. Amazing – love you, Lou