"High in the canyons above Los Angeles, the great estates of Beverly Hills have fascinated and enthralled those who have been lucky enough to visit them. But very few have ever been photographed in any detail. That is, until now. Jeffrey Hyland was granted exclusive access [to] these extraordinary properties. Many have been magnificently restored and are a living memento of the golden age of Hollywood."
-- London Times, February 22, 2009
"A meticulously researched volume...With lavish color photography and archival images, the author leads readers on a glorious, gossipy tour through the houses and gardens of many of Los Angeles' original rich and famous."
-- Veranda, No Date
"This amazingly researched and illustrated history of 50 incredible estates includes a who’s who of notables involved, as well as an authoritative look at the convergence of architectural styles (and audacity) that are as integral to Southern California as palm trees."
-- BookPage, December 2008
"A book whose price and presentation match its bigger-than-life subject...a boxed, 12 by 18-inch celebration of 50 mansions in Beverly Hills and surrounding neighborhoods."
-- San Diego Union-Tribune, December 7, 2008
"Delicious...lush coffee-table book...brimming with amazing abodes. A glorious read and gobs of eye candy, too."
-- LA Confidential Magazine, No Date