Ronald C. Waranch, President of the Trousdale Corporation (1958-1972)

Trousdale Estates revolutionized hillside development in California. It was a true engineering marvel, and a glamorous, once-in-a-lifetime effort to be part of. What Steven has done here is nothing short of amazing; the details he's dug up, the history he's been able to rediscover! I am delighted his book will tell many fascinating and entertaining stories that I was afraid would be lost to time.

Ron Radziner, FAIA

I am delighted that Steven is championing the rich architectural history of Trousdale Estates. Marmol Radziner has had the pleasure of working on a number of residences in the area, each of which underscore the unique design pedigree of this Beverly Hills enclave. With homes steeped in Modernist sensibilities, Trousdale Estates is a prime example of how great design can embrace and celebrate the sleek, sunlit Los Angeles lifestyle.

Kyle Moss, AIA LEED AP, Levitt + Moss Architects

Steven's enthusiasm for his subject is absolutely contagious. He contacted me for information because of my association with Harold Levitt; however, I feel that I have learned more from him than vice versa. Steven's work has a personal connection for me, but I truly believe that in an understanding of Los Angeles, Trousdale is essential. The imagery and portrayed lifestyle of Trousdale Estates is not only part of the history - but of the mythology of Los Angeles.

Alan Hess, Architect, Author ("Googie", "Forgotten Modern", "Palm Springs Weekend")

Paul Trousdale's time has come...he's at least as important a developer as Eichler.

Richardson Robertson III, Architect, Tina Sinatra residence

"History" is actually made when it is documented. It is at that time that "importance" is attached to the happening. The event this time is Trousdale Estates.