September 1979

Annual Desert Living Issue
36Publisher's Letter
65The Desert Mystique: Spectacular, Intriguing And Compelling
72In The Beginning: The Indians Alone Owned The Desert
81What A Place To Meet: Top-quality Hotels And Facilities
110Major Attractions: The Works Of Man And Nature Combined
114The Tram: Up, Up And Away To The Top Of The World
119The Events: Major Happenings On The Desert
125The Springs: A Classic In Desert Living
133Sports & Recreation: Whatever Your Game You'll Find It
139Fashion: The Return Of Casual Elegance
147Shopping: Forget Paris And New York It's All Here
198The Arts: Programs To Please All Tastes
205Gallery Scene: Exhibits In Art Centers
206Art: George Molnar And Brad Schmidt: Painting Rural America
213Las Casuelas Terraza: The Little Casa That Grew
221Palm Springs Life's Guide: Where To Go, What To Do
223Activities Calendar: A Handy Listing
237Dining Out: A Bountiful Choice In Boundless Variety
261Nightlife: Something For Everyone At Sundown
281Tony Burke's Palm Springs: Photographs For Nostalgia Buffs
287On The Celebrity Tour: Stars, Stars, Stars Plus Your Driver
301Gone Fishin': To Whitewater Ranch, Where The Catching Is Easy
309Desert Homes: From Hideaways To Movie Sets
323Travel: Adventures Close To Home
325Travel: Los Angeles: Searching Out The Real City
339Travel: San Diego: So Much To See And Do
349Travel: Las Vegas: Go To Gamble Stay To Play
358Travel: San Francisco: Old Favorites And New Finds
370Travel: The Manila Hotel: Two Worlds And The Best Of Both
368Shoppers Bazaar: For Gifts And Personal Pleasure
374Estates & Properties
387Advertisers' Index

ABOUT THE COVER: Usually we picture people in the sun to illustrate desert living. This time we thought we'd show another side. Deep in the swim of things are Carlos De Abreu and Elsa Walters. Photo by Tom Gianella.

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