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Beginnings in Beverly Hills
the Social Diary Columnist Electra Anderson
Column #1, December 31st, 2005
started selling gossip about the neighbors when I was 7, in the
street in front of my house in BH. (Beverly Hills). It sold much
better than the lemonade the cook made.
have written for The Beverly Hills Courier, The Vallarta
Today, those 2 papers in LJ, The La
Jolla Light and The La Jolla Village
News, and I have a book at the Library of Congress
called, The Beverly Hills Hotel. My
family built the first hotel in Hollywood in the 1890’s
and started Beverly Hills with the building of The BH
Hotel in 1910.It opened in May of 1912. My Aunt
Ruth’s diary for 1912 said, ‘That Titantic
sinking isn’t going to be good for the opening."
They had to hire extra’s from the studios to pose as guests.
My father was born in Bungalow 1. I’m working on a book
of 5 generations of the women in my family called The
Anderson Women. It’s a kind of a Roots,
of wealthy enterprising women. Oprah is interested.
It’s taking longer than I thought because I’m still
jet setting around the world getting more material ….. hahahahaha.
My movie star mother Ellen always says,”The truth is in
the pudding.” I’ve never understood her.
Electra Anderson is a columnist and author. Expect intrigue
from this Beverly Hills Hotel heiress as you see her life through
her eyes, at her speed. Yes, Anderson is known to hit the race
track at speeds of 200 mph .... and win. Anderson is also known
for amazing social and travel adventures. She is based in Miami
or on a jet.You can learn more about Electra Anderson at
to New this Week....Electra's
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