Beverly Hills News – Second Monday of the Month Debuts at Roxbury Park
Posted Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 11:07 AM
By Victoria Talbot
The Beverly Hills Historical Society and Beverly Hills Heritage debuted their new series of Beverly Hills “2nd Mondays” history programs at Roxbury Park Monday evening,
The series will feature a continuing series of events to bring history to life for anyone interested in the events that formed the City of Beverly Hills. All lovers of local history are invited to start this new tradition of monthly gatherings for films, friends and fun.
Last night’s event premiered segments of local historian Phil Savenick’s “Beverly Hills: 100 Years, 100 Stories,” local history passed down through oral tradition on film by Savenick. The film series includes over 150 local residents, past and present, providing their eyewitness accounts of the City’s first 100 years.
In future meetings, local resident and author Robbie Anderson will premier his new Centennial book, Beverly Hills: The First Hundred Years, and Steven Price will preview his new book, Trousdale: Over the Top.
Suzanne Lloyd and Mark Wanamaker will present rare insights into Harold Lloyd and other movie stars who helped create the Beverly Hills we know today, keeping it a city independent of Los Angeles. They will share a peek inside Pickfair, Green Acres, and the early filming on Beverly Hills City Streets.
On Preservation night, Eleanor Schapa and Beverly Hills Heritage Founder Kimberly Reiss will celebrate historic treasures and Master Architects Paul Williams and Wallace Neff.
Film debuts will include The Homefront: Beverly Hills During World War II, The Great Estates of Beverly Hills, Robinson Gardens: Beverly Hills Best Kept Secret, Beverly Hills the Way We Were… Things That Aren’t Here Anymore, The Rancho Days: Cowgirls and Indians.
A full-length documentary entitled, The History of Beverly Hills will debut later this year.
The public is invited free of charge to participate in this community historical experience. The series will be every second Monday of the month, from 7-9 p.m. at Roxbury Park Community Center. It is sure to be a popular event!