Posted Thursday, September 3 – 6:25 PM
By Laura Coleman
Gil Seton, who celebrated his 88th birthday this week, first moved to Beverly Hills at 12 years old in an age where people still rode horses down the Rodeo Drive bridle path with stop lights few and far between.
“It didn’t seem really rural but like a built-up suburb,” he described.
Gil recalled it was summertime when his father, a general surgeon, moved the family from Great Neck, Long Island to the City of Beverly Hills. His mother was particularly excited about the abundance of different fruits, like grapes and cherries, which were now available to them. And Gil still remembers the flavor of fried chicken and honey-covered biscuits he’d get at the local drive-ins.
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