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Stars, Heists, & Swimmers: 100 Years of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Vintage Photos

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The Beverly Hills Hotel has definitely got a longstanding rep as being the playground of the rich and famous, with its pink-and-green decor, beautiful grounds, sparkling pool, and secluded bungalows. The Elmer Grey-designed property located "halfway between Los Angeles and the sea" is celebrating a major milestone this year: Its 100th anniversary.

For their centennial, the Beverly Hills Hotel has not only put together fun online tools to explore their history, but also in-person sights and events to commemorate the occasion. In the lobby are photos showcasing the past 100 years of the hotel, and there are things like a special anniversary cocktail menu, a new book about the hotel, and guest packages. (If you are loaded--with cash, that is--you might want to check out their June celebration weekend festivities.)

We took a look at some old photos of the hotel that look back at 100 years of being an icon on the Beverly Hills landscape, a place of intrigue (and even crime!), and where celebrities hide or go to be seen. Take a trip back in time with our photo set, largely culled from the wonderful archives of the Los Angeles Public Library.