Looking north from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel showing Beverly Hills City Hall in upper-left and the Victor Hugo Restaurant at center-right, circa 1938

Looking north from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel showing Beverly Hills City Hall in upper-left and the Victor Hugo Restaurant at center-right, circa 1938If, for some reason, you were standing atop the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in 1938 and you looked north across Beverly Hills, this would be your view: the ornate Beverly Hills city hall rising like a lighthouse among a sea of trees, not much traffic, a bit of morning haze but otherwise clear skies, and (near the lower right of this photo) the upscale Victor Hugo restaurant, which I think would be a delightful place to meet for lunch. First one there grabs a table. Shall we say one o’clock?

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One Response to Looking north from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel showing Beverly Hills City Hall in upper-left and the Victor Hugo Restaurant at center-right, circa 1938

  1. Jean Hunter says:

    Lovely pic. Just how I envision the Golden Age of Hollywood in the ’30s.

    Which garden table should we grab for 1:00 lunch (1936 linen postcard)

    http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/f/5/1936-beverly-hills-ca-garden-victor-hugo-restaurant-teich-linen-postcard-3219-3a9290ffd8a44e3b2c0c551f233801f3.jpg

    Thanks for sharing, Martin.

    Jean