Beverly Hills News – Joni Smith Is This Year’s Honoree At The Friends Of Robinson Gardens’ Patron Gala On Oct. 1
Posted Thursday, August 25 – 6:40 PM
By Laura Coleman
When Joni Smith first met Virginia Robinson, the esteemed “grande dame” of Beverly Hills who together with her husband built the City’s first mansion in the hills above Sunset, even before Beverly Hills had become a City, she was immediately struck by the legendary woman’s incredible spirit.
“She was energetic–one of those people that had real pizzazz,” said Smith, describing the so-called “First Lady of Beverly Hills” whose home she would visit with her husband, Clark. “Virginia was one of Clark’s mother’s best friends.”
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