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Beverly Hills,city (1990 pop. 31,971), Los Angeles co., S Calif., completely surrounded by the city of Los Angeles; inc. 1914. The largely residential city is home to many motion-picture and television personalities. The city of Beverly Hills has become synonymous with wealth, luxury, and fame, and its exclusive Rodeo Drive shopping area is known worldwide. The West Coast facility of the Paley Center for MediaPaley Center for Media,
American archive of radio and television programs, and forum for the discussion of the role and evolution of electronic media as well as the intersections of media and society; opened New York City as the Museum of Broadcasting 1976, renamed the Museum of
..... Click the link for more information. , housed in a building designed by Richard MeierMeier, Richard
, 1934–, American architect, b. Newark, N.J., educated at Cornell. During the 1960s, he was a member of the New York "Five" or "white" architects, a group that emulated the early International style. In such projects as the Smith House in Darien, Conn.
..... Click the link for more information. , opened there in 1996.
a city in SW California, near Los Angeles: famous as the home of film stars. Pop.: 34 941 (2003 est.)