Sep 18, 2009, 2:38 PM
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When I was a young man living in Los Angeles County I would peruse the classified section in the Sunday Times looking for a place to rent. As it happened, I moved to Hollywood in my misspent years as an ambitiously inappropriate youth and rented an apartment that demanded as rent , as memory serves me, about $25 a week And that included a Saturday night BBQ and beer party on the house and opportunities to score with babes or other guys seeking Hollywood success according to their preferences and, for all I know, I may have dithered with Rock Hudson in those days but I never caught anything that resulted in serious debilitation but anyway, here goes.
As I searched apartment listings, I noted that certain apartments renting for major bucks in the 1960s which meant in the neighborhood of $500 or more carried the listing BHPO which I later found out meant apartments in the vicinity of Beverly Hills but actually in Los Angeles County utilizing the Bevery Hills Post Office which gave the false indication that the property was actually in the confines or the Beverly Hills city limits and these apartments rented for a premium of about (in those days) $200 more a month than L.A. County apartments not within the BHPO community but equally close by.
That is why I laugh until nearly crying when I hear people who live in certain hillside enclaves around Lake Chapala haughtily bragging of their communities when they come from places in the U.S. a truck driver woud disdain.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Sep 18, 2009, 3:27 PM)