How Beverly Hills became the capital of celebrity culture

The city of Beverly Hills packs a lot of political power, despite its small size. That’s not a surprise, given the big names who live there. But the Beverly Hills we know today may never have existed if it weren’t for a group of stars who fought to keep the city independent.



  • Nancie Clare - author of “The Battle for Beverly Hills: A City's Independence and the Birth of Celebrity Politics” - @clare2air