Beverly Hills Speedway
The Beverly Hills Speedway was a 1.25-mile wooden board track for automobile racing in Beverly Hills, California. It was built in 1919 on 275 acres of land that includes the site of today's Beverly Wilshire Hotel, just outside the "Golden Triangle"; the former site is bounded by Wilshire Boulevard, South Beverly Drive, Olympic Boulevard and Lasky Drive. The project was financed by a group of racers and businessmen that called itself the Beverly Hills Speedway Association; the track was the first in the United States to be designed with banked turns incorporating an engineering solution known as a spiral easement. The Speedway operated for four years and attracted many significant competitors including Ralph DePalma, Jimmy Murphy, Tommy Milton, it was the site of a racing accident that killed National Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Gaston Chevrolet in 1920. Because of increasing real estate values, the Speedway became an uneconomical use of property; the track was torn down and the Association moved its racing operation a few miles away to Culver City, California in 1924.
Wooden board tracks were established in the United States prior to World War I, such a track had been successful in Southern California. The Los Angeles Motordrome in nearby Playa del Rey was the first-ever wooden track purpose-built for motorized competition; the Motordrome created a sensation when it was built in 1910, attracting large crowds of paying spectators for two years before it was destroyed by a fire. The Speedway Association consisted of eleven members around a nucleus of racer Cliff Durant and William Danziger of the Rodeo Land and Water Company, included future three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Louis Meyer; the group purchased land from a bean farmer at $1,000 per acre in 1919 and began work once the farmer had harvested his crop. The circular Motordrome in Playa del Rey had been built by contractor Jack Prince, a British former bicycle racer, given the work on the strength of his experience building velodromes. Prince had subsequently built a number of oval tracks, many of which suffered from badly designed transitions between the straightaways and curves.
The Association's civil engineer, Art Pillsbury, turned to Prince for consultation, found that he was a capable builder but was "quite innocent of any engineering knowledge," and so resorted to a method used by railroads, called the Searle Spiral Easement Curve, to design the track's layout and contours. Prince and Pillsbury had set out to build the fastest race track in the nation, they may have succeeded. At the inaugural event for the brand new facility, the opening race of the 1920 Championship season, victorious Jimmy Murphy averaged more than 103 miles per hour in the 250-mile contest, a pace that would not be seen in time trials at the much larger Indianapolis Motor Speedway until 1923; the race was attended by 50,000 fans. In addition to racing, the Speedway hosted other events such as horse shows, was used as a movie location; the Speedway hosted the opening and closing rounds of the Championship for its first three years, but would only host a single contest in 1924. The final race was held February 24, 1924, before a crowd of 85,000.
On that day Harlan Fengler broke the world record for a 250-mile race, averaging 116.6 miles per hour. After just four years, the 70,000-seat stadium was disassembled to make room for other improvements, as the land was deemed more valuable than the track that lay atop it; the property was sold to a developer for $10,000 per acre. By 1928, the Beverly Wilshire hotel would be built on the site of the track's north-west turn; the Speedway Association would open a new track in Culver City, just south of MGM studios. Statistics for winners of each race. 500 mi ≈ 800 km, 250 mi ≈ 400 km and 25 mi ≈ 40 km Gaston Chevrolet and Eddie O'Donnell collided and crashed into one another during the Thanksgiving Day Beverly Hills Speedway Classic race. Chevrolet was killed along with O'Donnell, Lyall Jolls, his riding mechanic, died the next day. AAA Contest Board American Championship car racing
Time Out (magazine)
Time Out is a global magazine published by Time Out Group. Time Out started its publication in 1968 and has expanded its editorial recommendations to 315 cities in 58 countries worldwide. In 2012, the magazine became a free publication with a weekly readership of over 307,000. Time Out's global market presence includes partnerships with Nokia and mobile apps for iOS and Android operating systems, it was the recipient of the International Consumer Magazine of the Year award in both 2010 and 2011 and the renamed International Consumer Media Brand of the Year in 2013 and 2014. Time Out was first published in 1968 as a London listings magazine by Tony Elliott, who used birthday money to produce a one-sheet pamphlet. With Bob Harris as co-editor; the first product was titled "Where It's At", before being inspired by Dave Brubeck's album Time Out. Time Out began as an alternative magazine alongside other members of the underground press in the UK, but by 1980 it had abandoned its original collective decision-making structure and its commitment to equal pay for all its workers, leading to a strike and the foundation of a competing magazine, City Limits, by former staffers.
By now its former radicalism has all but vanished. As one example of its early editorial stance, in 1976 London's Time Out published the names of 60 purported CIA agents stationed in England. Early issues had a print run of around 5,000 and would evolve to a weekly circulation of 110,000 as it shed its radical roots; the flavour of the magazine was wholly the responsibility of its designer, Pearce Marchbank. Marchbank was invited by Tony Elliott to join the embryonic Time Out in 1971. Turning it into a weekly, he produced its classic logo, established its strong identity and its editorial structure—all still used worldwide to this day, he conceived and designed the first of the Time Out guide books.... He continued to design for Time Out for many years; each week, his witty Time Out covers became an essential part of London life. Elliott launched Time Out New York, his North American magazine debut, in 1995; the magazine procured young and upcoming talent to provide cultural reviews for young New Yorkers at the time.
The success of TONY led to the introduction of Time Out New York Kids, a quarterly magazine aimed at families. The expansion continued with Elliott licensing the Time Out brand worldwide spreading the magazine to 40 cities including Istanbul, Beijing, Hong Kong and Lisbon. Additional Time Out products included travel magazines, city guides, books. In 2010, Time Out became the official publisher of travel guides and tourist books for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Time Out's need to expand to digital platforms led to Elliott, sole owner of the group until November 2010, to sell half of Time Out London and 66 percent of TONY to private equity group Oakley Capital, valuing the company at £20million; the group, founded by Peter Dubens, was owned by Tony Elliott and Oakley Capital until 2016, the agreement provided capital for investment to expand the brand. Time Out has subsequently launched websites for an additional 33 cities including Delhi, Washington D. C. Boston and Bristol; when it was listed on London's AIM stock exchange.
In June 2016, Time Out Group underwent an IPO and is listed on London's AIM stock exchange trading under the ticker symbol'TMO'. The London edition of Time Out became a free magazine in September 2012. Time Out's London magazine was hand distributed at central London stations, received its first official ABC Certificate for October 2012 showing distribution of over 305,000 copies per week, the largest distribution in the history of the brand; this strategy increased revenue by 80 percent with continued upsurge. Time Out has invited a number of guest columnists to write for the magazine; the columnist as of 2014 was Giles Coren. In April 2015, Time Out switched its New York magazine to the free distribution model to increase the reader base and grow brand awareness; this transition doubled circulation by increasing its Web audience, estimated around 3.5 million unique visitors a month. Time Out increased its weekly magazine circulation to over 305,000 copies complementing millions of digital users of Time Out New York.
Time Out New York is now available for free every other Wednesday in vending boxes and newsstands across New York City. In addition to magazines and travel books and websites, Time Out launched Time Out Market, a food and cultural market experience based wholly on editorial creation, starting with the Time Out Market Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. New Time Out Markets are set to open in Miami, New York, Boston and Montreal in 2019 and in London-Waterloo and Prague in 2021 – all featuring the cities’ best and most celebrated chefs, restaurateurs and cultural experiences. Time Out Global Homepage "Time Out to cut about 40 staff in UK and US" Time Out Time Out Dubai Time Out Time Out Abu Dhabi Time Out Time Out Bahrain Time Out Time Out Doha
Beverly Gardens Park
Beverly Gardens Park is a public park in Beverly Hills, California. The land is built on a portion of Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas, it was opened in 1911. Beverly Gardens Park is 22 block long and stretches along Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California for 1.9 miles. It was designed by landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell; the park serves to provide a lengthy green swath between the northern residential area and the commercial sections of the city. It features a two-mile jogging path, many hundred-year-old cypress and ficus trees, gardens and the big, iconic Beverly Hills Sign, a re-creation of the original arching, lighted historic sign, built near the city's center; the semiannual art fair, The Beverly Hills Art Show, is held on the park's central blocks, during the third weekend of every May and the third weekend of each October. 250 artists from around Los Angeles and throughout the United States are selected to display work, up to 50,000 patrons attend throughout the weekend. A permanent collection of Public Art includes the Electric Fountain at the far west end of the linear park, at the intersection of Santa Monica and Wilshire Boulevards.
Near Rodeo Drive stands a sculpture of psychedelic tulips by Yayoi Kusama, called Hymn to Life and produced in the art department at Ironwood by Mat McKim and Nick Petronzio. Other contemporary public art by sculptors such as Barry Flanagan, Tony Smith and Magdalena Abramovicz are installed on the garden grounds in the vicinity of Beverly Hills City Hall. Historic fountains, historic arbors, specialty gardens devoted to roses, cacti and palms are visible to drivers and pedestrians along the north side of Santa Monica Boulevard, from Doheny Drive to Whittier Drive. Homepage Yahoo Travel guide Seeing Stars
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills is a city located in Los Angeles County, United States. Beverly Hills is surrounded by the cities of West Hollywood. Sometimes referred to as "90210," one of its primary ZIP codes, it is home to many celebrities, several hotels, the Rodeo Drive shopping district. A Spanish ranch where lima beans were grown, Beverly Hills was incorporated in 1914 by a group of investors who had failed to find oil, but found water instead and decided to develop it into a town. By 2013, its population had grown to 34,658. Gaspar de Portolá arrived in the area that would become Beverly Hills on August 3, 1769, travelling along native trails which followed the present-day route of Wilshire Boulevard; the area was settled by Maria Rita Quinteros de Valdez and her husband in 1828. They called their 4,500 acres of property the Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas. In 1854, she sold the ranch to Benjamin Davis Henry Hancock. By the 1880s, the ranch had been subdivided into parcels of 75 acres and was being bought up by anglos from Los Angeles and the East coast.
Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker used it for farming lima beans. At this point, the area was known as the Denker Ranch. By 1888, Denker and Hammel were planning to build a town called Morocco on their holdings. In 1900, Burton E. Green, Charles A. Canfield, Max Whittier, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W. S. Porter, Frank H. Balch, formed the Amalgamated Oil Company, bought the Hammel and Denker ranch, began looking for oil, they did not find enough to exploit commercially by the standards of the time, though. In 1906, they reorganized as the Rodeo Land and Water Company, renamed the property "Beverly Hills," subdivided it, began selling lots; the development was named "Beverly Hills" after Beverly Farms in Beverly and because of the hills in the area. The first house in the subdivision was built in 1907. Beverly Hills was one of many all-white planned communities started in the Los Angeles area around this time. Restrictive covenants prohibited non-whites from owning or renting property unless they were employed as servants by white residents.
It was forbidden to sell or rent property to Jews in Beverly Hills. Burton Green began construction on The Beverly Hills Hotel in 1911; the hotel was finished in 1912. The visitors drawn by the hotel were inclined to purchase land in Beverly Hills, by 1914 the subdivision had a high enough population to incorporate as an independent city; that same year, the Rodeo Land and Water Company decided to separate its water business from its real estate business. The Beverly Hills Utility Commission was split off from the land company and incorporated in September 1914, buying all of the utilities-related assets from the Rodeo Land and Water Company. In 1919, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford bought land on Summit Drive and built a mansion, finished in 1921 and nicknamed "Pickfair" by the press; the glamour associated with Fairbanks and Pickford as well as other movie stars who built mansions in the city contributed to its growing appeal. By the early 1920s the population of Beverly Hills had grown enough to make the water supply a political issue.
In 1923 the usual solution, annexation to the city of Los Angeles, was proposed. There was considerable opposition to annexation among such famous residents as Pickford, Will Rogers and Rudolph Valentino; the Beverly Hills Utility Commission, opposed to annexation as well, managed to force the city into a special election and the plan was defeated 337 to 507. In 1925, Beverly Hills approved a bond issue to buy 385 acres for a new campus for UCLA; the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Venice issued bonds to help pay for the new campus. In 1928, the Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel opened on Wilshire Boulevard between El Camino and Rodeo drives, part of the old Beverly Hills Speedway; that same year oilman Edward L. Doheny finished construction of Greystone Mansion, a 55-room mansion meant as a wedding present for his son Edward L. Doheny, Jr; the house is now owned by the city of Beverly Hills. In the early 1930s, Santa Monica Park was renamed Beverly Gardens and was extended to span the entire two-mile length of Santa Monica Boulevard through the city.
The Electric Fountain marks the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and Wilshire Blvd. with a small sculpture at the top of a Tongva kneeling in prayer. In April 1931, the new Italian Renaissance-style Beverly Hills City Hall was opened. In the early 1940s, black actors and businessmen had begun to move into Beverly Hills, despite the covenants allowing only whites to live in the city. A neighborhood improvement association attempted to enforce the covenant in court; the defendants included such luminaries as Hattie McDaniel, Louise Beavers, Ethel Waters. Among the white residents supporting the lawsuit against blacks was silent film star Harold Lloyd; the NAACP participated in the defense, successful. In his decision, federal judge Thurmond Clarke said that it was time that "members of the Negro race are accorded, without reservations or evasions, the full rights guaranteed to them under the 14th amendment." The United States Supreme Court declared restrictive covenants unenforceable in 1948 in Shelley v. Kraemer.
A group of Jewish residents of Beverly Hills filed an amicus brief in this case. In 1956, Paul Trousdale purchased the grounds of the Doheny Ranch and developed it into the Trousdale Estates, convincing the city of Beverly Hills to annex it; the neighborhood has been home to Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Curtis, Ray Charles
François Auguste René Rodin, known as Auguste Rodin, was a French sculptor. Although Rodin is considered the progenitor of modern sculpture, he did not set out to rebel against the past, he was schooled traditionally, took a craftsman-like approach to his work, desired academic recognition, although he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art. Rodin possessed a unique ability to model a complex, turbulent pocketed surface in clay. Many of his most notable sculptures were criticized during his lifetime, they clashed with predominant figurative sculpture traditions, in which works were decorative, formulaic, or thematic. Rodin's most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, celebrated individual character and physicality. Rodin refused to change his style. Successive works brought increasing favor from the artistic community. From the unexpected realism of his first major figure – inspired by his 1875 trip to Italy – to the unconventional memorials whose commissions he sought, Rodin's reputation grew, he became the preeminent French sculptor of his time.
By 1900, he was a world-renowned artist. Wealthy private clients sought Rodin's work after his World's Fair exhibit, he kept company with a variety of high-profile intellectuals and artists, his students included Antoine Bourdelle, Camille Claudel, Constantin Brâncuși, Charles Despiau. He married Rose Beuret, in the last year of both their lives, his sculptures suffered a decline in popularity after his death in 1917, but within a few decades, his legacy solidified. Rodin remains one of the few sculptors known outside the visual arts community. Rodin was born in 1840 into a working-class family in Paris, the second child of Marie Cheffer and Jean-Baptiste Rodin, a police department clerk, he was self-educated, began to draw at age 10. Between ages 14 and 17, he attended the Petite École, a school specializing in art and mathematics where he studied drawing and painting, his drawing teacher Horace Lecoq de Boisbaudran believed in first developing the personality of his students so that they observed with their own eyes and drew from their recollections, Rodin expressed appreciation for his teacher much in life.
It was at Petite École that he met Alphonse Legros. In 1857, Rodin submitted a clay model of a companion to the École des Beaux-Arts in an attempt to win entrance. Entrance requirements were not high at the Grande École, so the rejections were considerable setbacks. Rodin's inability to gain entrance may have been due to the judges' Neoclassical tastes, while Rodin had been schooled in light, 18th-century sculpture, he left the Petite École in 1857 and earned a living as a craftsman and ornamenter for most of the next two decades, producing decorative objects and architectural embellishments. Rodin's sister Maria, two years his senior, died of peritonitis in a convent in 1862, Rodin was anguished with guilt because he had introduced her to an unfaithful suitor, he joined the Catholic order of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. Saint Peter Julian Eymard and head of the congregation, recognized Rodin's talent and sensed his lack of suitability for the order, so he encouraged Rodin to continue with his sculpture.
Rodin returned to work as a decorator. The teacher's attention to detail and his finely rendered musculature of animals in motion influenced Rodin. In 1864, Rodin began to live with a young seamstress named Rose Beuret, with whom he stayed for the rest of his life, with varying commitment; the couple had a son named Auguste-Eugène Beuret. That year, Rodin offered his first sculpture for exhibition and entered the studio of Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, a successful mass producer of objets d'art. Rodin worked as Carrier-Belleuse' chief assistant until 1870, designing roof decorations and staircase and doorway embellishments. With the arrival of the Franco-Prussian War, Rodin was called to serve in the French National Guard, but his service was brief due to his near-sightedness. Decorators' work had dwindled because of the war, yet Rodin needed to support his family, as poverty was a continual difficulty for him until about the age of 30. Carrier-Belleuse soon asked him to join him in Belgium, where they worked on ornamentation for the Brussels Stock Exchange.
Rodin planned to stay in Belgium a few months. It was a pivotal time in his life, he had acquired skill and experience as a craftsman, but no one had yet seen his art, which sat in his workshop since he could not afford castings. His relationship with Carrier-Belleuse had deteriorated, but he found other employment in Brussels, displaying some works at salons, his companion Rose soon joined him there. Having saved enough money to travel, Rodin visited Italy for two months in 1875, where he was drawn to the work of Donatello and Michelangelo, their work had a profound effect on his artistic direction. Rodin said, "It is Michelangelo who has freed me from academic sculpture." Returning to Belgium, he began work on The Age of Bronze, a life-size male figure whose realism brought Rodin attention but led to accusations of sculptural cheating—its realism and scale was such that critics alleged he had cast the work from a living model. Much of Rodin's work was explicitly larger or smaller than life, in part to demonstrate the folly of such acc
Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden
The Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden is a memorial space in honor of the victims of the September 11 attacks in Beverly Hills, California at the corner of North Rexford Drive and South Santa Monica Boulevard/Burton Way. Dedicated on September 11, 2011 ten years after the attack, it is centered on a 30-foot bent steel beam salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, it was funded by private donors. It forms part of the grounds of the Beverly Hills Fire Department; the memorial commemorates the victims of the September 11 attacks as well as the heroism of first responders and law enforcement officers that day. The project was initiated in 2009, when Beverly Hills Fire Chief Timothy J. Scranton announced they had acquired a 30-foot, 1,900-pound bent floor beam taken from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Around the beam, there are curved granite benches, meant for visitors to reflect upon the tragedy. Behind the beam, there are replicas of the Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
There are stainless steel plaques with the names of the 2,977 lives lost that day. Construction of the monument was overseen by McCoy Construction, it was funded by private donors, who collectively gave over US$600,000. Their names are inscribed on the monument; the monument was dedicated on the tenth anniversary of the attacks in 2011. To mark the dedication, commemorative challenge coins were created; the memorial is open to the public every day. Since 2011, the annual 9/11 memorial concert in Beverly Hills has taken place near the memorial garden. In 2013, the concert was performed by the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic Orchestra
Beverly Hills, 90210 (franchise)
The Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise comprises the ongoing timeline and shared characters that link the American television series Beverly Hills, 90210. The continuity, which progresses in real time, was introduced in 1990 with the debut of Darren Star's teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210, produced by Aaron Spelling and aired on the FOX television network in the United States. After this series became a worldwide success in 1991, Star expanded the franchise with 1992's Melrose Place, a drama about young adults in L. A.. The third series, Models Inc. aired from June 1994 to March 1995. The fourth entry titled 90210, was developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah, premiered on The CW on September 2, 2008. On September 8, 2009, the fifth series, a follow-up to Melrose Place debuted on The CW, concluded in April 2010; the franchise has been well received among young audiences in the United States. Some characters have appeared in multiple shows throughout the continuity. Jennie Garth, Tori Spelling, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering, Thomas Calabro are the only actors who appeared in their show's entire run, while Grant Show appeared in all the original three series.
While planning a new teen drama in 1989–1990, FOX learned of Darren Star's interest in writing youth-oriented screenplays. Upon being hired by the network, Star created the concept and characters for the series that would become Beverly Hills, 90210; the unexpected worldwide success of this project, as well as that of the spin-off Melrose Place, was credited with launching Star's career, while bringing early fortune to FOX in the process. Aaron Spelling, whose company produced the shows, was well known for producing some of the most famous hit series on television, including Charlie's Angels, The Love Boat, Dynasty. Spelling would produce the next show in the franchise, Models Inc. in 1994. Melrose Place was inspired by Star's own professional aspirations during his 20s, while Models Inc. was born when FOX asked Spelling for an eight-part summer series. When ratings proved adequate, the show continued throughout the following television season. Models Inc. concluded in 1995, Melrose Place finished in 1999, Beverly Hills, 90210 ended in 2000.
In 2008, the franchise returned via the fourth production, 90210, attracting a new collection of noted creators. Rob Thomas, known for the television show Veronica Mars, began the initial work on the project. Prior to the premiere, Thomas was succeeded by producers Jeff Judah and Gabe Sachs, both known for the series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared. During the first season, Rebecca Sinclair, who had worked on Gilmore Girls and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, became the series' new show runner. In June 2009, a fifth production, a follow-up to Melrose Place, was confirmed. Emmy-nominated scribe Charles Rosin joined Beverly Hills, 90210 in its first year and served as a writer and executive producer, scripting several episodes in seasons to come along with his wife Karen. Other prominent writers of the first series included Steve Wasserman. Charles Pratt, Jr. and Frank South worked with Darren Star in writing early seasons of Melrose Place, helping to set the tone of the series as it grew in popularity.
Pratt and South would create the toned Models Inc. Rebecca Sinclair wrote for 90210 during the first season prior to her promotion. Throughout its run, the franchise has attracted several established actors, while bringing fame to others and the roles which they have portrayed; the narrative's most seen character is Jennie Garth's Kelly Taylor, instrumental in launching two spin-offs, has been used in the most episodes throughout the continuity. Made famous via the first program was male lead Jason Priestley, who earned Golden Globe nominations and began a directorial career via the series, actor Luke Perry, who won acclaim and drew comparisons to James Dean; the first series brought fame to several other cast members as well. Melrose Place featured former Dynasty and T. J. Hooker star Heather Locklear, whose performance has been called one of the most prominent of the show, starred former child actress Alyssa Milano. Models Inc. featured former Dallas actress Linda Gray, added Dynasty veteran Emma Samms.
In addition, several actors known for their work in American daytime television—including Kristian Alfonso, Stephen Nichols, Jack Wagner, Vanessa Marcil—have made appearances in the franchise. In 2009, singer-actress Ashlee Simpson joined the proposed fifth series of the continuity, a follow-up to Melrose Place, as Violet Foster, it was announced that Laura Leighton would reprise her role as Sydney Andrews, recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as "one of the most popular characters" from the previous show. Friday Night Lights actress Aimee Teegarden appeared in the fourth series, 90210, during its first season. Additionally, 90210's Sara Foster and Shenae Grimes have revealed that they were fans of the original show while growing up. Several actors have gone on to additional fame following their work in the franchise. Marcia Cross, who would star in Desperate Housewives, played Kimberly Shaw in the original Melrose Place from its first season until its fifth. Kristin Davis joined Melrose Place in 1995, starred afterward in the HBO series Sex and the City.
Additionally, Kelly Rutherford known for her work in the series Gossip Girl, joined MP in 1996, remaining with the show until its 1999 conclusion. Carrie-Anne Moss, of The Matrix fame, starred in Models Inc. throughout its duration. Dean Ca