Jesse Lasky

Speedway brought life in the fast lane to 1920s Beverly Hills

Long before the swank fashion and jewelry stores opened on Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills was attracting a fast crowd.

More than 90 years ago, the superstars of the silent cinema could be found enjoying auto racing at the Beverly Hills Speedway on their rare days off. You got that right, the Beverly Hills Speedway.


Beverly Hills High: In the Dec. 25 Calendar section, an article about the book "Beverly Hills: The First 100 Years" said that Beverly Hills High School is located near Beverly Drive. The school is on Moreno Drive.

Director/producer Cecil B. DeMille and...