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The Most Wives Club

The Most Wives Club

The Gabors are to Palm Springs what fancy desserts are to a good meal: We could get by without them but they do add such a luscious finishing touch.
The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Secrets of the Road Runners

The Roadrunner cartoon character was especially drawn for Palm Springs Life magazine by the artists at Warner Bros. Jim Cornett, the curator of natural science at the Palm Springs Desert Museum, tucked a photo of a roadrunner and a photo of a bald eagle under his arm and ventured out onto the streets. His mission was to test the public's awareness of animals.
The Desert Riders

The Desert Riders

They are the true royalty of Palm Springs. Each Tuesday morning they emerge from the desert dawn, dressed in tailored riding pants and the customary — and not incidentally, custom-made — cambray shirts, set off by heavy silver collar points.
10 at 101

10 at 101

It has been said that "the important thing is not so much that everyone should be taught, but that everyone should be given the wish to learn." For more than 15 years, the Palm Springs Desert Museum has given that gift of inspiration.
The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The McCallum Centennial - Palm Springs' founding family.

The founding of Palm Springs might be placed at that moment in time when the educated son of an industrious Scottish farmer stood near the Indian Village of Agua Caliente at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes

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

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.
Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Steve (Stephen) Chase Q&A on Lifestyle

Slender and tanned, prematurely gray at age 38, interior designer Stephen Chase has already received a generous share of international recognition. His work has won numerous design awards and appears frequently in publications like "Architectural Digest."
The Developers - Warren Coble

The Developers - Warren Coble

Coble put up some impressive buildings — buildings like Alan Ladd's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Casuelas Nuevas in Rancho Mirage, Ocotillo Plaza, Prickly Pear Square, Sinatra Medical Education Center, Canyon Hotel Racquet and Golf Resort and the Palm Springs Airport fountain and buildings.
The Developers - Ernest Hahn

The Developers - Ernest Hahn

Even someone who wouldn't know a developer from a dirt farmer can't help but respond to the name "Ernest Hahn." In the Coachella Valley you can hardly say "shopping center" without including some reference to the omnipresent Mr. Hahn.
The Developers - John Wessman

The Developers - John Wessman

Wessman came to the desert in 1960 from "across the mountains" (Hemet) where he worked for contractors "on and off" from the time he was 10 years old. He began his Coachella Valley building career as an employee with Warren Coble and Arthur Press.
The Developers - Walt Colglazier

The Developers - Walt Colglazier

There's a strong rush of nostalgia in Walt Colglazier's John Wayne-drawl as he talks about the desert in 1937 — the year his father, who was a general contractor, brought the family to Cathedral City. It seemed like a good spot.
The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

The Developers - Roy and Bob Fey

When Roy Fey moved his family to Palm Springs from Chicago in 1956, he intended to finish construction of the Desert Skies Hotel and then move on to other interests. Developments such as Canyon View Estates, Canyon Apartments, Canyon West Estates and Canyon Vistas Estates are all projects built by Fey
Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr Seuss - We Love Youse!

Dr. Seuss, really Theodor Seuss Geisel of La Jolla, California, is practically a household deity, from Masai huts in Africa to palaces in Great Britain.
Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Snow in Palm Springs? Snow That Stayed??

Yes Virgina, it has snowed in Palm Springs.
Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk

It's 10:30 Tuesday morning in Studio 31 at CBS, and they're well into rehearsal for the umpteen-hundreth taping of the Most Unlikely Success Story on Television.
El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

El Mirador - A Grand Hotel

It had 165 rooms to start with, and it once was advertised, with exuberant use of words, as "a magnificent palace of splendor." More simply stated — a true luxury hotel.
The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

The Gourmet Gossip - Gary Sappington

Gary Sappington, free-lance chef, extraordinaire, prepares and serves divinely elegant fare for some of our most celebrated desert residents.
The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

The Gourmet Gossip - O.L. McKenney

Tramway General manager and restaurateur O.L. McKenney shares a menu of customer favorites from the Firepit restaurant.
Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman - One Dream Equals 3 Women

Robert Altman is either loved or hated. Either way, he probably is understood only vaguely. Hollywood's current most intriguing director is an enigma, more so even in person than on Celluloid.
There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

There's A Dinosaur In My Chrysanthemums

Anyone who passes by Cabazon, a little town a few miles northwest of Palm Springs on Interstate 10, can’t possibly miss the life-size model of a dinosaur that towers above the desert floor.
The Birth of a Fountain

The Birth of a Fountain

A Mexican father, a pioneer godmother and a staff of desert midwives brought the airport terminal's new "baby" into existence.
Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Merry Christmas and Bon Appetit

Stuffed roast turkey, plum pudding, fruit cake — these are the traditional food for Christmas dinner and whose delightful odors emanate from every kitchen about this time of year.
Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney - King of Fantasy

Walt Disney, whose Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck brought laughter to the world and whose Disneyland is a playground for the world's people, calls his home at Smoke Tree Ranch, "my laughing place."
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The 7th annual Family Services of the Desert/Food Now charity golf tournament will be held this year at the Classic Club in Palm Desert on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. This is a new venue for the...

Cost: For further information call Dana Johnson at 760-288-7878 x 225

Where:
Bellatrix Restaurant at the Classic Club
75200 Classic Club Blvd.
Palm Desert, CA  92211
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Sponsor: 7th Annual Family Services of the Desert Food Now Charity Golf Tournament
Telephone: 760-288-7878 x225
Contact Name: Dana Johnson

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Car collectors and enthusiasts will appreciate the over 900 classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods, street rods, antiques, restored and original collectable cars, motorcycles and antique fire engines....

Cost: $5 charge for parking

Where:
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
78200 Miles Ave
Indian Wells, CA  92210
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Sponsor: Palm Springs Cruisin' Association
Telephone: 760-360-9798
Contact Name: Tim Smartt
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L’HORIZON RESORT & SPA TO HONOR ARCHITECT WILLIAM F. CODY DURING MODERNISM WEEK 2016 Iconic Cody-designed Palm Springs resort to offer tours during Moderism Week;  Meet designer...

Cost: Reservations are required. Call 760-323-1858

Where:
L'Horizon Resort & Spa
1050 East Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA  92264
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Sponsor: L'Horizon Resort & Spa
Telephone: 760-323-1858
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The Gardens 18th Annual Concert Series Join The Gardens on El Paseo each Saturday beginning January 9, 2016 through February 27, 2016 for the 18th Annual Concert Series featuring live...

Cost: $15 donation. For further information call 760-862-1990

Where:
The Gardens on El Paseo
73545 El Paseo
Palm Desert, CA  92260
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Sponsor: The Gardens on El Paseo
Telephone: 760-862-1990
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Dick Taylor Presents motion picture, stage and television icon, Shirley Jones appearing with her son, Patrick Cassidy at the famed Purple Room in four very special performances; February 11th, 12th...

Cost: $90, $85, $80

Where:
Purple Room Palm Springs
1900 E. Palm Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, CA  92264
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Sponsor: Dick Taylor
Telephone: 760-322-4422
Contact Name: Purple Room Palm Springs
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The Desert Rose Playhouse, the Valley’s live stage company serving the LGBT community, will present Tony Kushner’s ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part 1 – Millennium Approaches as our Gay...

Cost: $33 evening performances; $30 matinees

Where:
The Desert Rose Playhouse
69620 Hwy 111
Rancho Mirage, CA  92270
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Sponsor: Desert Rose Productions, Inc.
Telephone: 760-202-3000
Contact Name: Paul Taylor
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AIDS Assistance Program – Food Samaritans (AAP), in cooperation with the City of Palm Springs and the Palm Springs Gay Softball League, announces the 25th Annual Palm Springs Winter Classic...

Cost: Free to the public

Where:
Various locations in greater Palm Springs area
Palm Springs, CA  92262


Sponsor: AIDS Assistance Program - Food Samaritans
Telephone: 760-323-8277
Contact Name: Vicki Oltean
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GALLERY 62 RE-OPENS AT NEW LOCATION WITH FEBRUARY EXHIBITION! Gallery 62, the Morongo Basin Cultural Art Council's cooperative gallery in Joshua Tree, is excited to announce the grand...

Where:
Gallery 62
61607 Twentynine Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA  92252
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Sponsor: Morongo Basin Cultural Arts Council
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Dr. George Car Show Car show which has 1,000 on display. While viewing the cars enjoy the food, beverage and product vendors. Chairperson(s):: Tim Smartt Mission: Desert Cancer Foundation...

Cost: $ Donations Please. For further information call 760-773-6554

Where:
Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Miles Avenue
Between Hwy 111 and Washington Street
Indian Wells, CA  92210
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Sponsor: Desert Cancer Foundation
Telephone: 760-773-6554
Contact Name: Paula Simonds
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