Palm Springs Life - 1997

1997 Palm Springs Life, California's Prestige Magazine.

Serving the needs of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts, Palm Springs Life covers business, culture, home, and trends in the Coachella Valley. Both visitors and residents look to Palm Springs Life to discover the luxuries of the Palm Springs Desert Resorts.

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Palm Springs Life January 1997

Palm Springs Life January 1997

ON THE COVER — Famed charcoal artist Volpe created many beautiful portraits of the desert's famous residents and visitors, including this one of the venerable Bob Hope. Los Angeles illustrator Jeff Wack was asked to help contemporize Volpe's work for the January cover, an homage we're sure Volpe would stamp with his approval.

FEATURES:

The Comic Art of Political Science
By Bob Hope.The great schmoozer of Presidents shares his favorite First Jokes, proving again what a national treasure he has become.

Hollywood Attacks!
By Richard Jon Kawecki.A look at the Film Festival honorees and attendant celebrities.

Digging The Quarry
By Murray Olderman. Photography by John Henebry.The most private golf club in the desert lets Palm Springs Life onto the course. Come along.

Hello, Jerry!
By Erika Duffy.Photography by David Glomb.Jerry Herman, the creative genius behind some of America's favorite musicals, opens his Palm Springs home to our readers. He designed it, decorated it and furnished it.

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The 1997 Desert Golf Guide
The most complete guide to every golf course in the desert with everything you need to know to tee off. Also includes the editors' choices for the Desert Dream 18, the most spectacular golf holes in the valley. Fore!

The 1997 Desert Dining Guide
This year's guide offers the most complete information on every restaurant in the Coachella Valley. Some restaurants have gone to considerble time and expense to show off their places. Reading this is a feat in itself. Mangia!

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Palm Springs Life February 1997

Palm Springs Life February 1997

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Palm Springs Life March 1997

Palm Springs Life March 1997

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Palm Springs Life April 1997

Palm Springs Life April 1997

ON THE COVER — Marilyn Monroe passed away in 1962 while she was filming Something's Got to Give for George Cukor at 20th Century Fox. Hollywood's most glamorous designer, Jean Louis, was creating her wardrobe for the film, including this seductive bit of lingerie. Notified of her death, Mr. Louis ordered that the sketch be left unfinished.

FEATURES:

A Designer's Designer: Jean Louis
By Duny Cashion and John Hutson. Jean Louis, the Hollywood designer who most observers say defined silver screen glamour, shares his personal sketchbook and some juicy anecdotes about the stars he dressed. Oh, that Marilyn!

Relaxed in Palm Springs
In which we get to spend some quality time with Jean Louis.

Fashion: Very Suitable
Photography by David Glomb. When you're dealing with 345 days of sunshine a year, there's a dress code.

Architecture: Down-To-Earth Architecture of E. Stewart Williams
By Erin Williams. He designed the Palm Springs Desert Museum, that great bank building on the corner of Ramon and Palm Canyon, the mountain Tramway station and some of the most enduring buildings in the desert, always keeping in the mind the bulding's place in its environment. A granddaughter's tribute.

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Palm Springs Life May 1997

Palm Springs Life May 1997

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — The opulence of desert real estate can be startling. Case in point: This is the master bath, not the bedroom. And all for only $5,300,000; Vintage Club Sales. For more outrageously extravagant desert properties, see page 42.

FEATURES:

Virtual Reality
Photography by David Glomb and Arthur Coleman. What constitutes a dream house? Here in the desert we've got lots of examples. Take a tour of some of the most provocative and extravagant houses. And they're all for sale right now.

Clothing The Sale
By Sarah Hagerty. The sharpest real estate agents in the valley are dressed to the nines and ready to show some property. Meet these big producers.

The 1997 Home Buyer's Survey
Sponsored by Fred Sands Desert Reality. Survey by Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. Once again the Dubachs, publishers of the authoritive Wheeler's Desert Letter, provide the rundown on all of the new developments in the area.

Mamie Does Newport!
By B.W. Cook. Photography by Amyn Nasser. PSL visits Newport Beach along the Orange Riviera and watches, in total awe, as blonde bombshell Mamie Van Doren goes shopping. This is something to see...

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Palm Springs Life June 1997

Palm Springs Life June 1997

ON THE COVER — Andy Williams with his two German short-haired pointers Cody and Sophie loll outside Mr. Williams' beautiful La Quinta country club home. For other canine news, see our special coverage starting on page 20. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Inset photo: Richard Reinsdorf, Winston West.

FEATURES:

Ruffin' It
By Lauralee Ortiz Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. How many different ways can you spoil your dog? Leave it to Palm Springs Life to find out.

To Have
By Denys Arcuri. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Claudia may be tiny but when she helped her masters get over a family tragedy, she grew in stature.

And Have Not
By Sylvia Smpers-Milsted Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Maria Smith rescues abandoned dogs left to starve to death in the Indian Canyons. If you wish to help her with this cause, read on.

San Diego Still Likes It Hot
Photography by Richard Reinsdorf. The hotel del Coronado is still the place for fashion in the San Diego area. Come with us for a romp near the surf. And bring your yacht!

San Diego: Still Hot Today
There's a new "America's Finest City" It's not your father's San Diego.

The Usual Suspects
Text and photography by Michael Tennesen. A prominent environmental writer is on the case. Who killed Miles the Cat? The answer may surprise you.

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Palm Springs Life July 1997

Palm Springs Life July 1997

ON THE COVER — Former Miss Olympia Rachel McLish is the picture of health. McLish, who lives in the desert with her husband, producer Ron Samuels, maintains this gorgeous body naturally with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. Swimsuit by Anne Cole, Everything But Water. The photograph is by Robert Reiff of MagicLight Productions. Inset photography: Ethan Kaminsky.

FEATURES:

Strictly Professional
A roundup of observations, notes and quotes about the medical, legal and financial professions.

Afoot in Paradise
By Morris B. Rotman. How an an alert team of desert doctors saved one man from the flesh eating bacteria.

New or Improved
Five new medical facilities in the desert strut their stuff.

Broker Conventions
By Donald B. Mcnelley. What should you expect from your stock broker? This.

Ommmmmmmmmm
By Karen Oppenheim. Iyengar yoga is introduced in the desert.

Joint Effort
By Gail A. Paparian. One patient's knee replacement story.

Completely Zane
By Jim Latta. The former Mr. Olympia (and desert resident) offers his tips.

Desert Bunco Squad
By Kip Allen. You're a sitting duck for scam artists. Here's just one example.

How My "Incurable" Cancer was Defeated by a $3 Drug
By Kathy keeton. Hydrazine sulfate to the rescue.

A Matter of Balance
By Sarah Hagerty. The new look in private banking services.

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Palm Springs Life's Professional Services Directory
Articles from the worlds of medicine, law and finance. Medicare tips, news about a silent killer, women in the desert law and how to be a great executor. Also includes the most comprehensive (and comprehensible) professional directory in the desert.

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Palm Springs Life August 1997

Palm Springs Life August 1997

ON THE COVER — William Holden's amazing collection of artifacts is on permanent display at the Palm Springs Desert Museum. Howard John's detailed and gossipy look at Holden's career, travels and collectings begins on page 16. Photograph of Phoenician mask by John Waggaman of Avia/Waggaman Photography. Inset photo by Paul Pospesil.

FEATURES:

Many Splendid Things
By Howard Johns. Photography by John Waggaman. Holden memorabilia courtesy of Steve Kiefer and Hollywood Memories. It's said that famed actor William Holden decided to take many of his movie roles for the chance to travel the world and add to his impressive art collection. The Palm Springs Desert Museum houses many of these significant pieces and is showcasing them this summer. Take a closer look.

New Mexico Fashion
Chris Barr's remarkable photography highlights this showcase of Southwestern fashion.

The Idiot Criminal Class
By Arthur Lyons. Warning: Dimwitted local bank robbers at work!

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Palm Springs Life November 1997

Palm Springs Life November 1997

ON THE COVER — British-born artist Billie Coyne moved to Cathedral City a few years ago with her husband because they simply love the desert. After we saw her artwork, evocative as it is of French Impressionism, we had the craziest idea. What would happen if Skins Game stars Tiger and Freddy wound up in one of Bille's scenes?

FEATURES:

Nell Shipman: Silent No More
By Ann Japenga. Silent-film star nell Shipman was a pioneer, making films featuring female heroes and humane treatment of animals. But by the time she retired in Cabazon, she was bitter and lonely. A compelling story.

The Year of Living Culturally
The most complete guide to art, culture and performances in the desert including:

On the Boards
By Jeff Britton. Critic Britton looks at some of the more promising upcoming theater events in Southern California.

Pool Hall
By Robert Crane. Palm Desert resident D.J. Hall paints her favorite desert themes.

Places Everyone!
By Sarah Hagerty. The new Palm Canyon Theatre opens.

Against the Wall
By Richard Kawecki. The tromp l'oeil style of muralist Gerry L. High.

The Glass Man Cometh
By Fritz A. Frauchiger. Noted art critic Frauchiger looks at the amazing work of glass artist Dale Chihuly who has taken up residence here in the desert.

Waiting for Godot?
By Diana Marcum. The real story behind the Village Center controversy.

Children's Discovery Museum
By Karen Oppenheim. Update on the highly anticipated museum.

And in Other News
By Stewart Weiner. Updates on upcoming events.

The Realm of the Coyne
By Christopher Wren. The remarkable work of Cathedral City artist Billie Coyne.

A Day in the Life of McCallum
By Sarah Hagerty. From the front office to backstage, a peek into theater life.

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The Official 1997 Skins Game Program
Fred Couples faces the formidable challenge of Tom Lehman, Mark O'Meara and the hard-charging Tiger Woods in TV's most-watched golf event, held at Rancho La Quinta Country Club.

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Palm Springs Life December 1997

Palm Springs Life December 1997

ON THE COVER — In a sparkling parody of the classic Norman Rockwell painting, T. Boyer shows Walk Disney and his true alter ego. The painting is on display at Walk Disney Hall at the exclusive Smoke Tree Ranch.

FEATURES:

When the Desert Was Disney's Land
By Allene Arthur. It was bibbity-bobbity-boo-ful in the desert when Walt Disney came to town. How he lived, what he played and how he tried to get local investors for his wild idea: a futuristic amusement park!

Can't Live Without You
Compiled by Karen Oppenheim. Illustrations by Gus de Guzman. What's your favorite frock? Any clothes that make you feel special? We asked around town. The answers may surprise.

Palm Springs Life's Impossibly Upscale Holiday Gift Guide
Shopping by Sarah Hagerty. Once again we leap over the wall of sensible consumption into another world altogether. Would you believe your own floating condo?

God's Properties
By Stewart Weiner. Some of the best architectual work being done in the desert is in the name of the Lord. We visit some startling examples.

Fashion with a Mission
Photography by Teke. Monterey bay: A beautiful place to live, certainly. And from the looks of these clothes, an incredible place to shop.

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1997 Diners Club Matches Program
This year's Matches features the finest in team match-play with representitives from all of the PGA Tours. The program offers a peek at the exclusive Jack Nicklaus Private Course.

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