Beverly Hills Hotel marks 100 years

Associated Press
In this April 25, 2012 photo, Robert S. Anderson, author and Beverly Hills Hotel historian, poses for a portrait in front of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  Anderson's book "The Beverly Hills Hotel - The First 100 Years" celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Beverly Hills Hotel. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

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The luxury hotel on Sunset Boulevard marks 100 years since it opened May 12, 1912, two years before the city of Beverly Hills itself was built around it. It remains one of the swankiest destinations in Southern California, home to Oscar and Grammy parties and star-filled lunches.

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