September 1965

11Where To Go
14Nitelife
16Society In Review
23There's Room At The Top: Tram Rises To The Occasion
25Willie, Come Home! Journalist Will Thorne Visits Russia
32Fashion: Palm Springs Label, Epitome Of Good Taste
42Pictorial: The Desert On Camera
50Desert Masterpiece: The George Hearst Home, San Simeon, Jr.
59Orange Blossom Time: Wedding Bells Ring Year-round
63V-e-l-m-a Spells Versatility: Velma Dawson Pulls Many Artistic Strings
68What A Racquet: Tennis On The Desert
71New Image For Museum: Landmark To Become Cultural Center
76The Gallery: Festive Opening Planned
78Fond Words For Nice People: Cantor, Marx, Nichols The Unforgotten
80Shenanigans: Pictorial Highlights Of Funfests
84Business News: New Projects For Desert
87Bob Hope Desert Classic: Past And Future

ABOUT THE COVER: Canyon scene, caught by the eye of the famed Hasselblad camera, captures a corner of the desert's beauty. The cover was conceived and the scene was photographed by Bob Paxton, director of photography for Palm Springs Life. Prior to his six-year tenure with the magazine, Mr. Paxton was a photographer with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and with Ice Capades. He traveled as photographer with Horace Heidt for 10 years, during which time he sang with the Heidt band and frequently wound up at the opposite end of the camera. Models for the cover are Peggy Paxton and Anthony Savarese.

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