The world is much changed since Miriam (Mimi) and Howard Landres originally met each other that one beautiful spring evening on May 15, 1952 in Beverly Hills.
From the time Frances Shloss was a small child, she always had a passion for painting. To this day, she still recalls her first successful drawing: a rendering of her family’s beautiful old colonial house for a school assignment.
As Donald Koskoff crests into his centennial year on Sunday, he does so with the joy of having lived fully for the better part of a century.
While the styles may have changed in the century since Florence Small made her world debut, this Beverly Hills centenarian’s penchant for a good tale remains just as strong as when she was a child.
Growing up in a small upscale neighborhood just outside of Pittsburgh, Penn., Rhea Worms never imagined just how big and glamorous the rest of the world could be. But then everything changed when her family moved out to California in the early 1940’s when she was 16, taking up residence for two months at the Ambassador Hotel before settling into an L.A. home off of Sunset.
Morris Richman was taking no chances when it came to love. Flashback to 1940 when he finally made his move to woo Madeline, his now-wife of 73 years. “He tricked me,” she recalled of that fateful night when she was just 18. “He was good at card tricks. So he was dealing out cards and says, ‘I bet you the next card I turn over, it’ll be yours.’ I said, ‘What’s the bet?’ He said, I’ll bet you a kiss.’
When it comes to tennis, Mike Franks is something of a legend in the world of Beverly Hills. Not only is he the first American to have played professionally in a tournament in Russia, he also played Wimbledon three times and the U.S. Open eight times.
There’s a moment when Mitchell Libow is looking at the world that everything manages to coalesce in perfect order in a way that few people have the capacity to observe. Indeed, his skill as an engineer once yielded the biggest and most efficient granulator machine in the world.
Mitchell Flint’s romance with his wife of 57 years, Joyce, began like a Shakespeare play and it all started here in Beverly Hills. His impact on Israel is a story for the ages.
There are few professions so noble as being a teacher. Sacrificing endless patience to allow for the development of another person is an art that far too few opt to cultivate.