I recently spotted some amazing pics -once again by Julius Shulman- of the Beverly Hills Hotel and, considering that this year is its 100th birthday, I decided to share them with you in case you missed them on the Mid Century Home Facebook Page!
From the Hotel website:
“The hotel was built in 1912, before there was even a city called Beverly Hills. Hoping to ignite a land rush, developer Burton Green, President of the Rodeo Land and Water Company, bought land once owned by the Mexican government in the foothills of the
Santa Monica Mountains.
He hired Margaret J. Anderson to build a sprawling hotel in Mission Revival style on 12 acres, with white stucco exterior and terra cotta-colored roof tiles, and named it after Beverly Farms, his home in Massachusetts.
(…) Beverly Hills soon became one of the world’s smartest addresses. More stars followed, including Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Buster Keaton, Rudolph, Valentino, Tom Mix, and Will Rogers, transforming the bean fields surrounding The Beverly Hills Hotel into prime real estate.(…) Across the 50s the hotel’s popularity with royalty and celebrities continued to escalate. Guests included the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, King Albert of Belgium, the Crown Prince of Monaco and several movie stars.”
Over the years the Hotel changed several times owners and look but always keeping its glamours and charming style.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS ONE-HUNDRED YEARS OLD CALIFORNIAN PIECE OF HISTORY? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THERE? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!
Most of the pics in this post are from the stunning Julius Shulman, Modernism Rediscovered a -cheap- must have if you love mid century modern architecture and photography. Check it now!