December 1980

Regular Features
46Publisher's Letter: With Thanks To All As We Look Ahead To 1981
48Comment: A Variety Of Opinions From Psl Readers
50Sandscript: The Old Alum Goes Home Again; A Nostalgic Journey
54Psl Informant: News, Rumors, Facts And Observations
56Closeups: Interesting People You Should Get To Know
62Cosmetlque: Fragrances Are "can't-miss" Ideas
65Fashion: Holiday Packages Come In Fancy Wrappings
82Gallery Scene: Exhibits At Many Local Art Galleries
201Books & Authors: A 200th-birthday Book Of Los Angeles
205Stocks: Act Quickly, Think Later Attitude Is Common
209Tax Talk: Age-shy Seniors Are Losing Tax Breaks
213Around Town: A Masquerade Ball, Lots Of Openings Begin Season
226Estates & Properties: Some Snazzy Selections For Good Living
229Shoppers Bazaar: Your Choice For Gifts And Personal Pleasure
232Astrological Forecast: Surprises In Store For Sagittarians
Special Interest
70Remembrances Of Christmas Past: Seven Desert Pioneers Tell It Like It Was
79Joy To The World: Celebrating Through Some Works Of Art
85From Far Corners: Dream Presents From Exotic Locations
89It's In The Giving: Places To Fill Your Shopping List
187Noah Dietrich: The Man Behind Howard Hughes And His Millions
195George Hurrell: Photographing Hollywood's Truly Glamorous People
199Children's Holiday Festival: A 12 Days Of Christmas Event In Palm Springs
200The Paul Jenkins Phenomena: A Special Exhibition At Desert Museum
Home And Garden
97Eclectic Elegance: Steve Chase-designed Canyon Heights
107Festive Fireplaces: Homes Are Warmed By Spectacular Hearths
112A Beautiful Bash: Serve Up Fancy Cakes For At-home Entertaining

ABOUT THE COVER: The joys of Christmas are expressed by Justin and Jennifer Bramblett. Photo by Jim Fridley of Palm Springs. Christmas tree and decorations from Adam's Eden, Palm Desert.


Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

More Than Just a Tourist. . .
Howard Hughes was a frequent visitor to the Palm Springs area for more than 30 years beginning around 1925. He stayed in a leased house or suites at the Racquet Club or Ingleside Inn, usually in the company of a young Hollywood starlet.
George Hurrell

George Hurrell

His photographs recall Hollywood’s truly glamorous days
George Hurrell's camera, clicking since the 1930s, has created the ultimate atmosphere of romance and those archetypal images of men and women the world still cherishes.
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