Palm Springs Historical Society Tours "Frank Sinatra Neighborhood"

Visit the homes of stars from Frank Sinatra to Cary Grant

Comedian Jack Benny's Palm Springs home is a distinguished Spanish style easily recognizable by its double-B initials on the front gates.

Photo by Maria Zang


When Sandy Brinley and her husband Bob, of Bass Lake, Calif., scanned through the local newspaper to find things to do in the area, they were immediately drawn to the celebrity homes walking tour hosted by the Palm Springs Historical Society.

“We wasted no time and signed up for the tour,” the couple says.

It’s safe to say, they weren’t the only ones signing up for the society’s latest walking tour through the Movie Colony district of Palm Springs, referred to as, “Frank Sinatra Neighborhood.” The tours will be available for two more Fridays, April 25 and May 2.


VIDEO: Hear from tour guide Roger Freeman on what the walking tour reveals.


The tour showcases and highlights some of Hollywood’s famous celebrities homes of the vintage era, like Sinatra, Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, and Cary Grant.

Not only does the tour highlight the celebrities that resided there, but it also showcases a variety of distinct architecture, from the mid-century modern designs of E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler and William Cody to the 1920’-30’s Spanish Colonial Revival style homes.

The tours offers a little something for everyone, including a little bit of Hollywood gossip to share with your friends.

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