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The very existence of Beverly Hills was threatened by a proposal to annex the City to Los Angeles in 1923. Los Angeles, proponents argued, would provide an inexhaustible supply of clean water for growth. Emboldened by their new local identity, residents Will Rogers (who later became the City’s first mayor), Mary Pickford, and others mobilized local voters against the plan. Pro-annexation workers left bottles of the sulfur-smelling water on the doorsteps of every Beverly Hills home with a label that read: “Warning. Drink sparingly of this water as it has laxative qualities.” Despite these “dirty” campaign tactics, annexation failed 507-337. This “war of independence” was perhaps the first union of show business and politics in our national life. Long before Ronald Reagan went from soundstage to governor’s mansion, Rogers, a wise cracking political humorist, became the honorary first mayor of Beverly Hills. Rogers went on to play a part in the development of Beverly Hills by fostering construction of a new City Hall in 1932 and the establishment of a U.S. Post Office in 1934. Beverly Hills continued to grow. Promotional materials from the period touted the young metropolis as the “center of the next million.” Fortunately, human-scale public improvements helped soften the effects of growth.