Beverly Hills, Westwood, & Bel-Air

Staff in livery standing over rows of Rolls Royces, Tom Cruise disembarking from a stretch limo, cellphone-addicted fat-cat producers cutting poolside deals in pleasure-palace hotels, slinky young things in black – this is Beverly Hills where the smell of money drapes the very breeze. But there is more than just opulence and wealth here. Adjacent Westwood is home to UCLA, one of the finest public universities in the country. The nearby Getty Center serenely lords above it all in its white majesty. Bel Air mansions have routinely passed from Fairbanks and Bogart to Streisand and Diaz. Beverly Hills and its environs ...

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