Beverly Wilshire Hotel
The Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills known as the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, is a historic luxury hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, it was completed in 1928, it has been used as a shooting location for films and television series. Guests have included US celebrities. Rooms begin at $825 per night, Suites begin at $1,500 per night; the hotel is located at 9500 Wilshire Boulevard on the east side of South Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. The hotel was constructed by real estate developer Walter G. McCarty on the site of the former Beverly Hills Speedway, it was completed in 1928, was known as the "Beverly Wilshire Apartment Hotel". The E-shaped structure is built of a Tuscan stone and Carrara marble in the Italian Renaissance architecture style. Renamed the Beverly Wilshire Hotel by new owners, it was renovated with a ballroom in the 1940s to accommodate the popular big bands of the day. An Olympic-sized swimming pool was built and championship tennis courts were added, with tennis champion Pancho Gonzalez as tennis director.
The hotel changed hands in 1958 and again in 1961, when it was purchased by a group of investors headed by Hernando Courtright. The hotel was branded as Hernando Courtright's Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Courtright added a new tower wing in 1971. Hong Kong-based Regent International Hotels bought the 395-room luxury hotel in 1985 for $125 million, renovated it at a further cost of $100 million, renaming it The Regent Beverly Wilshire. In 1992, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts bought Regent International Hotels, the hotel became The Regent Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel; the hotel was sold to Hong Kong-based private equity firm Joint Treasure International in 1995. In 2006, the hotel was again renamed following a renovation, dropping the Regent affiliation and becoming Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills. Since 2006, Wolfgang Puck has operated Cut, in the hotel. Elvis Presley and Warren Beatty spent a number of years in the hotel, it was the home of John Lennon, when he was separated for several months from his wife Yoko Ono.
The American socialite and Woolworth department store heiress Barbara Hutton spent her last years in poor health in the hotel and died there in May 1979.. Other notable guests include U. S. President Barack Obama, Emperor of Japan Hirohito, the Dalai Lama and Sadruddin Aga Khan, as well as the musicians Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, actors Michael Caine, Michael Douglas, Farrah Fawcett, Bette Midler, Dustin Hoffman, Anjelica Huston, Robert Pattinson, Walter Matthau and Al Pacino. In 1990, the Beverly Wilshire was the primary setting for the movie Pretty Woman, though most interior scenes were shot at the defunct Ambassador Hotel nearby.. Decades it became a common filming location for HBO's Entourage television series, with cast and crew filming there at least three times per season when it was produced from 2004 until 2011. Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Official website
The Vector W8 is sports car produced by American automobile manufacturer Vector Aeromotive Corporation from 1989 to 1993. It was designed by company founder and chief designer Gerald Wiegert while receiving refinements by Vector's head of engineering David Kostka; the company utilized the newest and most advanced aerospace materials in manufacturing the W8, the term "Aeromotive Engineering" was used by the company when referring to the manufacturing process of the W8. Only 22 cars were produced, including 17 customer cars, two pre-production cars, one early prototype, two successor prototypes—an Avtech WX-3 and an Avtech WX-3R —all fitted with the 6.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engines. The W8 was an improved version of the company's earlier prototype, the W2. Production was delayed after the W2 was presented to the public in 1976 due to a downturn in the world economy and insufficient financial backing. Company founder Gerald Weigert was able to secure sufficient financial reserves by the late 1980s, the company grew from one building and four employees to four buildings and 80 employees, enough to accomplish Weigert's dream to create his ultimate sports car.
The design of the W8 was inspired by the Alfa Romeo Carabo, which had a futuristic aerodynamic design. The W8 combined the design characteristics of the Carabo with technologies from fighter jets of the era. Prior to production, the W8 passed DOT crash tests, as well as emissions tests; the semi-aluminum monocoque chassis was epoxy bonded and riveted with an aluminum honeycomb structure floor pan, 5,000 aircraft specification rivets were used in the car's assembly. The body was made of lightweight carbon fiber and Kevlar; the car was based around a Rodeck aluminum resleevable 365 cu in racing engine featuring TRW forged pistons, Carrillo stainless-steel connecting rods, stainless-steel valves, roller rocker arms, a forged crank, a dry-sump oiling system with three separate filters and braided stainless-steel hoses, with anodized red and blue fittings. The transmission was a modified Turbo-Hydramatic 425 General Motors three-speed automatic, used in front wheel drive Oldsmobile Toronado dating back some two decades earlier.
The engine had two intercooled Garrett turbochargers, had an advertised power output of 625 hp at 5,700 rpm and 649 lb⋅ft of torque at 4,900 rpm on 8 psi of boost pressure. Boost pressure levels were driver adjustable between 8 and 14 psi and during dyno testing at the factory, the engine recorded a maximum power output of 1,200 bhp at 14 psi of boost pressure; the W8 utilized special Michelin XGT Plus tires bespoke to the car with wide wheels in a design made to the owner's specifications. The W8's suspension utilized double A-arms up front and De Dion tube suspension at the rear, located by four trailing arms that stretched all the way forward to the firewall. Koni adjustable shocks, with concentric springs, were used all around. Brakes were 13-inch vented discs with Alcon aluminum 4-piston calipers at the rear; the interior was upholstered in premium suede, along with wool carpeting and floor mats. Electrically adjustable Recaro leather seats and a premium air-conditioning system completed the luxurious interior.
The seating position of the driver was towards the center of the car for better drivability. The dashboard had four display screens with information about the car's status, along with buttons for adjusting the car's various functions; the dashboard displays were similar to fighter jets of the era. Some driving amenities were excluded, such as power-assisted steering and anti-lock brakes, to lower the curb weight; the W8 generated a skidpad acceleration of the highest in its class. Vector claimed the W8 could reach a projected top speed of 242 mph, with acceleration from 0–60 mph achievable in a time of 3.9 seconds. During testing at the Bonneville Salt Flats, the W2 prototype attained a maximum speed of 242 mph with a Donovan aluminum block engine, less powerful than a production W8's engine, as reported by Top Wheels magazine; this top speed was attained while still using a high downforce rear wing. Aerodynamic testing further honed efficiency, bringing the car's drag coefficient down to just 0.32 prior to DOT crash testing in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The W8's design included subtle changes to the body during the production run, so that the initial car off the line looked different from the last. Changes included the elimination of some gills, a lower front fascia and air splitter, adjustments of the rear wing, mirror intakes, front grill. After the top speed testing, production Vector W8s were no longer fitted with a removable glass roof due to buffeting that occurred at extreme speeds. Road & Track magazine published tests of the W8 in its March 1991 and August 1992 issues, praised nearly every aspect of the car's performance. In their tests, the W8 recorded a 0–60 mph acceleration time of 4.2 seconds. Despite not conducting a top speed test, they provided an estimated 218 mph top speed based on the redline RPM of the W8's top gear in its 3-speed automatic transmission; the review concluded with: "Hats off to Gerald Wiegert and his team of dedicated engineers, to all others with the fortitude and determination to have their dreams see the light of day."
The AWX-3 and AWX-3R were intended to be the successors of the W8. The model designations stood for Avtech Wiegert Experimental, 3rd generation, with the R suffix meaning the roadster version. Series production of the AWX-3 never began, production of the W8
Burton E. Green
Burton Edmond Green was an American oilman and real estate developer. He was critical in the development of Beverly Hills, he is credited with naming it Beverly Hills after Beverly Farms in Massachusetts. Burton Edmond Green was born on September 1868 near Madison, Wisconsin, his father was his mother, Amanda Hill Green. He attended the Beaver Dam Academy in Wisconsin, he moved to California at the age of sixteen. He graduated from the Los Angeles High School in 1889. Green worked as an orange grower in California for five years, he decided to return to Los Angeles and invest in the oil industry. Together with Max Whittier, he established the Green & Whittier Oil Company and drilled oil in the Los Angeles area. Shortly after, they started drilling near California. In 1905, the Green & Whittier Oil Company merged with two other oil companies to become the Associated Oil Company of California; as a result, he served on the Board of Directors of the Associated Oil Company serving as its President. He served as the President of the Bellridge Oil Company, which encompassed 32,000 acres of the Lost Hills Oil Field in Kern County, California.
In 1900, together with Max Whittier, Charles A. Canfield, Frank H. Buck, Henry E. Huntington, William G. Kerckhoff, William F. Herrin, W. S. Porter and Frank H. Balch, known as the Amalgated Oil Company, he purchased Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas from Henry Hammel and Andrew H. Denker and renamed it Morocco Junction. After drilling for oil and only finding water, they reorganized their business into the Rodeo Land and Water Company to develop a new residential town known as Beverly Hills, California. Green served as the President of the Rodeo Water Company, he called the new town Beverly Hills after his fond recollections of time spent in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts. He hired architects Wilbur David Myron Hunt to design the master plans of the city. Green was a large investor in the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company; the company owned many wind mills in Oregon. It founded several towns in Oregon. Green was married to the daughter of Judge Olin Wellborn, they had three daughters: Dorothy and Burton, named after her father.
Their daughter Dolly was a horsebreeder. The Liliore Green Rains Houses, one of the largest housing complexes on the campus of Stanford University, is named for their second daughter, they resided in a Tudor Revival mansion at 1601 Lexington Road, North of the Beverly Hills Hotel, in Beverly Hills. It was built in 1913-1914; the Green family owned the house until the 1960s. The house still stands. Green was a member of the California Club, the Jonathan Club and Crags Country Club in Los Angeles, as well as the Pacific-Union Club and the Bohemian Club in San Francisco, California. Additionally, he enjoyed "hunting, fishing and motoring" at the Los Angeles Country Club, the San Francisco Country Club, the Bolsa Chica Gun Club, the Flat Rock Club in Idaho, the San Ysidro Rancho Co. in Mexico. Green died on May 1965 in Los Angeles County, California; the thoroughfare Burton Way in Beverly Hills is named in his honor. The CII Burton E. Green Campus of the Children's Institute Inc. in Torrance, California, is named in his honor.
The Burton E. Green Professor of Pediatric Neuropathology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles is named in his honor, it has been held by Floyd H. Gilles since 1982. Gross, Michael. Unreal Estate: Money and the Lust for Land in Los Angeles. Robinson, W. W..'Myth-Making in the Los Angeles Area', Southern California Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 1, March 1963
California State Route 2
State Route 2 is a state highway in the U. S. state of California. It begins at the intersection of Centinela Avenue in the City of Los Angeles limits adjacent to the city of Santa Monica and extends all the way to SR 138 east of Wrightwood; the highway is divided into three segments, runs concurrent with U. S. Route Interstate 210 to connect the segments; the western section of the highway is an old routing of U. S. Route 66. SR 2 is known as the Angeles Crest Scenic Byway from SR 2's east junction with I-210 in La Canada Flintridge to the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line; the Big Pines Highway is routed along SR 2 from County Route N4 in Big Pines to the Los Angeles-San Bernardino county line. SR 2 is part of the California Freeway and Expressway System, except for much of the mountain portion is part of the National Highway System, a network of highways that are considered essential to the country's economy and mobility by the Federal Highway Administration. SR 2 is eligible to be included in the State Scenic Highway System.
The California legislature has relinquished state control of various segments of SR 2 in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, turned them over to local control. The original official western terminus of SR 2 was at the junction of Lincoln Boulevard, State Route 1, Interstate 10 in Santa Monica. SR 2 proceeded northwest on Lincoln Boulevard before turning northeast on Santa Monica Boulevard. With the California legislature relinquishing segments of the highway, state control of Route 2 now begins at the point where Santa Monica Boulevard crosses the Santa Monica-Los Angeles city limits at Centinela Avenue. From Centinela Avenue, Route 2 heads northeast on Santa Monica Boulevard, where it heads northeast through West Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills before entering West Hollywood. Santa Monica Boulevard, being a major street, is for most of its length, at least four lanes wide. At its west end, Santa Monica Boulevard starts off Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. From there until Sepulveda Boulevard, Santa Monica Boulevard is a densely urban commercial street.
Most of the Westside car dealerships are located on Santa Monica Boulevard. After Sepulveda, Santa Monica Boulevard passes Century City, intersects Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills; the south roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard called Little Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills, runs parallel to the state highway roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard from the city's west limit to Rexford Drive. After Rexford Drive, Little Santa Monica turns east. Burton Way merges into San Vicente Boulevard at its intersection with La Cienega Boulevard, it is noted that the south roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills is a city street while the north roadway of Santa Monica Boulevard is a California state highway, each roadway handling bi-directional traffic. After intersecting Wilshire, Santa Monica Boulevard continues northeast toward West Hollywood, spanning Beverly Boulevard and Melrose Avenue. At Holloway Drive, in the middle of West Hollywood, Santa Monica, now north of Melrose Avenue turns to the east.
In West Hollywood, between Fairfax Avenue and Doheny Drive along Santa Monica Boulevard, bronze name plaques are embedded in the sidewalks as part of the West Hollywood Memorial Walk. One of the most famous spots for male prostitution and transgender prostitution is Santa Monica Boulevard in the Hollywood area, the area along Santa Monica Boulevard east of La Brea Avenue. SR 2 continues east through Hollywood on Santa Monica Boulevard to the Hollywood Freeway. Route 2 merges onto U. S. Route heads southeast leaving US 101 at the Alvarado Street exit. From US 101, Route 2 heads northeast on Alvarado Street through the community of Echo Park; the route turns north onto Glendale Boulevard. The route branches northeast onto the Glendale Freeway, a north–south route. With five lanes each direction, the freeway is quite wide, it crosses the Los Angeles River, runs through the communities of Glassell Park and Eagle Rock. After its interchange with the eastern Ventura Freeway, the Glendale Freeway route follows a ridge in the San Rafael Hills through eastern Glendale.
The freeway ends at Foothill Boulevard in La Cañada Flintridge. Just before reaching Foothill Boulevard, SR 2 turns off the Glendale Freeway onto the eastbound Foothill Freeway for a short distance until reaching the Angeles Crest Highway exit in La Cañada Flintridge; the Glendale Freeway was proposed to continue through Echo Park all the way to Hollywood Freeway. Since that plan has been scrapped, the freeway is somewhat isolated from the remainder of the LA freeway system. Leaving La Cañada Flintridge at an altitude of 1,300 feet, the route turns north onto the Angeles Crest Highway; this route winds east-northeast through the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains for over 80 miles, before descending through Big Pines and Wrightwood to the edge of the Victor Valley 20 miles west of Hesperia and ending at SR 138. The highway climbs
Wilshire Boulevard is one of the principal east-west arterial roads in the Los Angeles area of Southern California, extending 15.83 miles from Ocean Avenue in the city of Santa Monica east to Grand Avenue in the Financial District of downtown Los Angeles. It is one of the major city streets though the city of Beverly Hills. Wilshire Boulevard runs parallel with Santa Monica Boulevard from Santa Monica to the Miracle Mile district, after which it runs a block south of Sixth Street to its terminus. Wilshire Boulevard is densely developed throughout most of its span, connecting Beverly Hills with five of Los Angeles's major business districts to each other. Many of the post-1956 skyscrapers in Los Angeles are located along Wilshire. Aon Center, at one point Los Angeles' largest tower, is at 707 Wilshire Boulevard in downtown Los Angeles. One famous stretch of the boulevard between Fairfax and Highland Avenues is known as the Miracle Mile. Many of Los Angeles' largest museums are located there; the area just to the east of that, between Highland Avenue and Wilton Place, is referred to as the "Park Mile".
Between Westwood and Holmby Hills, several tall glitzy condominium buildings overlook this part of Wilshire, giving it the title of Millionaire's Mile. This section is known as the Wilshire Corridor and Condo Canyon; the Wilshire Corridor, located next to Century City, is one of Los Angeles' busiest districts, contains many high-rise residential towers. The Fox and MGM studios are located in a series of skyscrapers, along with many historic Los Angeles hotels. Wilshire Boulevard is the principal street of Koreatown, the site of many of Los Angeles' oldest buildings, as well as skyscrapers. Koreatown and Mid-Wilshire are among Los Angeles' most densely populated districts. Much of the length of Wilshire Boulevard can be traced back to the indigenous Tongva people who used it to bring back tar from the La Brea pits in today's Miracle Mile section of Wilshire Blvd, back to their settlement on the coast; this road was used by Spanish explorers and settlers, calling it El Camino Viejo. The route that became Wilshire crossed the original pueblo of Los Angeles and five of the original Spanish land grants, or ranchos.
Wilshire was pieced together from various streets over several decades. It began in the 1870s as Nevada Avenue in Santa Monica, in the 1880s as Orange Street between Westlake Park and downtown. Nevada and Orange were renamed as parts of Wilshire; the boulevard was named for Henry Gaylord Wilshire, an Ohio native who made and lost fortunes in real estate and gold mining. In 1895 he began developing 35 acres of a barley field, stretching westward from Westlake Park for an elite residential subdivision, donated to the city a strip of land 120 feet wide by 1,200 feet long for a boulevard, on the conditions that it would be named for him and that railroad lines and commercial or industrial trucking would be banned; the road first appeared on a map under its present name in 1895. A historic apartment building on the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and S. Kenmore Ave. the Gaylord, carries his middle name. The Wilshire Boulevard home of J. Paul Getty was used as the filmset for the 1950 film Sunset Boulevard: it was demolished in 1957.
The Purple and Red subway lines of the Los Angeles Metro run along Wilshire Boulevard from just past the 7th/Figueroa Street station before serving the Westlake/MacArthur Park and Wilshire/Vermont stations, where the Purple Line continues along Wilshire to serve two stations at Normandie Avenue and at Western Avenue in Koreatown, while the Red Line branches off to terminate in North Hollywood. The construction of the future Purple Line extension along Wilshire Boulevard commenced in November 2014; the construction timeline would see the project from the existing Wilshire/Western station to the planned Wilshire/La Cienega station on the corner of Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevard, to be completed by 2023. The second phase got under way on February 23, 2018 from Wilshire/La Cienega to Century City Station. Phase three of the Purple Line extension, when completed, will extend to UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital, will follow Wilshire Boulevard for most of its route. Phase four to downtown Santa Monica has no funding.
Metro Local Line 20, Metro Rapid Line 720, Santa Monica Transit Line 2 operate along Wilshire Boulevard. Due to the high ridership of line 720, 60-foot NABI articulated buses are used on this route, bus lanes are in place along some segments of the line. All of the boulevard is at least four lanes in width, most of the portion between Hoover Street and Robertson Boulevard has a raised center median; the widest portion is in the business district of central Westwood, where mobs of pedestrians crossing Wilshire at Westwood Boulevard must traverse ten lanes. According to a 1991 study by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the nearby intersection of Wilshire and Veteran are among the busiest in Los Angeles; the boulevard's widest portion is in Westwood and Holmby Hills, where it expands to six, eight lanes. The sections of Wilshire Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles are notorious for their giant potholes. Wilshire Boulevard ended at the MacArthur Park lake, but in 1934 a berm was built for it to cross and link up with the existing Orange Street into downtown Los Angeles.
William Boyd (actor)
William Lawrence Boyd was an American film actor, best known for portraying the cowboy hero Hopalong Cassidy. Boyd was born in Hendrysburg and reared in Cambridge and Tulsa, living in Tulsa from 1909 to 1913, he was the son of a day laborer, Charles William Boyd, his wife, the former Lida Wilkens. Following his father's death, he moved to California and worked as an orange picker, tool dresser and auto salesman. In Hollywood, he found work as an extra in Why Change Your Wife? and other films. During World War I, he enlisted in the army but was exempt from military service because of a "weak heart". More prominent film roles followed, including his breakout role as Jack Moreland in Cecil B. DeMille's The Road to Yesterday which starred Joseph Schildkraut, Jetta Goudal, Vera Reynolds. Boyd's performance in the film was praised by critics, while movie-goers were impressed by his easy charm and intense good-looks. Due to Boyd's growing popularity, DeMille soon cast him as the leading man in the acclaimed silent drama film, The Volga Boatman.
Boyd's role as Feodor impressed critics, with Boyd now established as a matinee idol and romantic leading man, he began earning an annual salary of $100,000. He acted in DeMille's extravaganza DeMille's Skyscraper, he appeared in D. W. Griffith's Lady of the Pavements. Radio Pictures ended Boyd's contract in 1931 when his picture was mistakenly run in a newspaper story about the arrest of another actor, William "Stage" Boyd, on gambling and liquor charges. Although the newspaper apologized, explaining the mistake in the following day's newspaper, Boyd said, "The damage was done." William "Stage" Boyd died in 1935, the same year William L. Boyd became Hopalong Cassidy, the role that led to his enduring fame, but at the time in 1931, Boyd was broke and without a job, for a few years he was credited in films as "Bill Boyd" to prevent being mistaken for the other William Boyd. In 1935, Boyd was offered the supporting role of Red Connors in the movie Hop-Along Cassidy, but he asked to be considered for the title role and won it.
The original character of Hopalong Cassidy, written by Clarence E. Mulford for pulp magazines, was changed from a hard-drinking, rough-living red-headed wrangler to a cowboy hero who did not smoke, swear, or drink alcohol and who always let the bad guy start the fight. Although Boyd "never branded a cow or mended a fence, cannot bulldog a steer" and disliked Western music, he became indelibly associated with the Hopalong character and, like the cowboy stars Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, gained lasting fame in the Western film genre. Boyd estimated in 1940 that he had starred in 28 outdoor films in which he fired 30,000 shots and killed at least 100 "varmits", he wore out 12 costumes and 60 ten-gallon hats, rode his horse Topper more than 2000 miles and rode herd on 5000 head of cattle. A score or more of heroines were never kissed; the films were more polished and impressive than the usual low-budget "program westerns". The Hopalong Cassidy adventures boasted superior outdoor photography of scenic locations and name supporting players familiar from major Hollywood films.
Big-city theaters, which wouldn't play Westerns, noticed the high quality of the productions and gave the series more exposure than other cowboy films could hope for. Paramount Pictures released the films through 1941. United Artists produced them from 1943; the producer Harry "Pop" Sherman wanted to make more ambitious epics and abandoned the Hopalong Cassidy franchise. Boyd, determined to keep it alive, produced the last 12 Cassidy features himself on noticeably lower budgets. By this time, interest in the character had waned, with far fewer theaters still showing the films, the series ended in 1948. Boyd insisted on buying the rights to all of the Hopalong Cassidy films. Harry Sherman no longer cared about the property—he thought both the films and the star were played out—and regarded Boyd's all-consuming interest with skepticism. Boyd was so single-minded about his mission that he sold or mortgaged everything he owned to meet Sherman's price of $350,000 for the rights and the film backlog.
In 1948 Boyd, now regarded as a washed-up cowboy star and with his fortunes at their lowest ebb, brought a print of one of his older pictures to the local NBC television station and offered it at a nominal rental, hoping for new exposure. The film was received so well that NBC asked for more, within months Boyd released the entire library to the national network, they became popular and began the long-running genre of Westerns on television. Boyd's desperate gamble paid off, making him the first national TV star and restoring his personal fortune. Like Rogers and Autry, Boyd licensed much merchandise, including such products as Hopalong Cassidy watches, trash cans, dishes, Topps trading cards, a comic strip, comic books, cowboy outfits, home-movie digests of his Paramount releases via Castle Films, a new Hopalong Cassidy radio show, which ran from 1948 to 1952; the actor identified with his character dressing as a cowboy in public. Although Boyd's portrayal of Hopalong made him wealthy, he believed that it was his duty to help strengthen his "friends"—America's youth.
The actor refused to license his name for products he viewed as unsuitable or dangerous and turned down personal appearances at which his "friends" would be charged admission. Boyd appeared as Hopalong Cassidy on the cover of numerous national magazines, including Look and Time. For Thanksgiving
Elinor Fair Martin was an American motion picture actress. Eleanore Virginia Crowe was born on December 21, 1903 in Richmond, Virginia to Harry Crowe, a salesman, Helen Crowe, her older brother Donald died in 1904 just four months short of his third birthday. During her childhood her family relocated multiple times; when Fair was elected a WAMPAS Baby Star in 1924, she had been in films for a number of years, in vaudeville before that. She did some of her best work under contract to Cecil B. DeMille, appearing in such productions as Yankee Clipper and Let'er go Gallagher, she played in a handful of talkies, before disappearing from the big screen in 1934. From 1926 to 1929, she was married to William Boyd. Boyd's proposal was unique—while filming a scene for the DeMille film The Volga Boatman, Boyd's character professes his love for Fair's character. However, what audiences were not aware of was that Boyd was proposing for real, that Fair accepted in character and in real life, they did not have any children together.
The Fires of Conscience *lost film The End of the Game The Miracle Man *lost film, only two fragments survive The Girl in Number 29 *lost film Kismet *lost film, but the soundtrack survives Through the Back Door Big Stakes Driven *lost film Has the World Gone Mad! *lost film The Eagle's Feather The Timber Wolf Gold and the Girl Bachelor Brides The Volga Boatman Jim, the Conqueror The Yankee Clipper My Friend from India Sin Town The Night Rider Michael G. Ankerich. Dangerous Curves atop Hollywood Heels: The Lives and Misfortunes of 14 Hard-Luck Girls of the Silent Screen. BearManor. ISBN 1-59393-605-2. Elinor Fair on IMDb Elinor Fair at Find a Grave A website about Elinor Fair