Episode 2: Two Rodeo Drive: The Street of Dreams


        When one Rodeo Drive was not enough, they built Two Rodeo Drive. In the late 1980s, the visionary San Francisco real estate developer Douglas Stitzel burst onto the scene with an idea for a new, European-style shopping complex. Located on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Boulevard, it would work like a companion to the world’s leading luxury thoroughfare. Today it is lined with a restaurant and boutiques operated by some of the greatest names in fashion retail including Etro, Lanvin, Versace, Jimmy Choo as well as Tiffany & Co.

        Host Bronwyn Cosgrave explores the creation of Two Rodeo Drive with Stitzel’s right hands on the project; architect Pam White and development consultant Vikki Johnson, along with architecture critic Paul Goldberger, fashion journalist Merle Ginsberg, legendary hair stylist José Eber, Bill Wiley, Director at CBRE, worldwide leader in real estate who manages Two Rodeo Drive today, and Vice-President of the Rodeo Drive Committee Kathy Gohari.

        Photo Credits
        View of Two Rodeo Drive, photo by Brica Wilcox, courtesy Rodeo Drive Committee.

        Podcast credits:

        Executive Producer: Lyn Winter
        Host: Bronwyn Cosgrave
        Written by Frances Anderton
        Audio Engineer and Editor: Avishay Artsy
        Theme music by Brian Banks
        Production Coordinators: Livia Mandoul, Callie McConnell and Sila Genya.

        Season Two of Rodeo Drive – The Podcast is presented by the Rodeo Drive Committee with the support of the City of Beverly Hills, The Hayman Family, Two Rodeo Drive, GEARYS and the Beverly Hills Conference & Visitors Bureau.