BEVERLY HILLS IS MY BEAT by Clinton H. Anderson

BEVERLY HILLS IS MY BEAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A Beverly Hills policeman after a career of thirty years depicts the legal and emotional topography of that highly publicized appendage of Los Angeles. Here, for the delectation of the fans and scandal mongers, is a refresher course in the various ""situations"" which have rocked the cinema world. From the most sensational--the Chaplin paternity suit, the Turner- Stompano case --to the more obscure--a wealthy businessman stripped naked by a call girl, this is a matter of fact of account of vice. And the dosage here is pretty concentrated with every manner of hustler, confidence man, and gangster finding fertile fields among the rich, the theatrical, and the unstable. Written in a matter of fact and good natured style, Clinton Anderson does not use style to give his subject emotional impact, but allows the barrage of facts which are at his command to ring out their sensational message. Presented discreetly, this will have a market not only with scandal hounds but also with the serious observer of films and the Hollywood scene.

Pub Date: May 16th, 1960
Publisher: Prentice-Hall