Palm Springs Life - 1998

1998 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 1998

Palm Springs Life January 1998

ON THE COVER — Meet the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic girls up close and personal in this month's issue. The Classic logo was stitched onto the bathing suits by the workers at the Foundation for the Retarded of the Desert. Nautica swimwear courtesy Everything But Water, Palm Desert. Photography by Robert Reiff, MagicLight Productions. Hair and makeup by Nancy Jambazian.

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Girls! Girls! Girls!
Photography by Robert Reiff, MagicLight Productions.Hair and makeup by Nancy Jambazian. Swimsuit stitching by the Foundation for the Retarded of the Desert. Meet this year's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic Girls.

Memories (Thanks!)
For nearly 40 years, what began as the Golf Classic has become an integral part of the desert sports scene. Share with us our favorite photo memories of Bob Hope, celebrities and the top pro golfers.

The Rock 'N' Roll Legends Collection
Photographed by Richard Reinsdorf, Winston West.Styling by David Youkhannah, Cloutier. From Elvis to Tina Turner to Joni Mitchell to Elton John, what the best dressed rockers would wear if we had anything to say about it.

Great Minds
By Sarah Hagerty.Photography by Mary E. Nichols. What happens when two great interior designers move into a home in Palm Springs? You'll like the results.

Pioneer Panache
By Sarah Hagerty.Photography by Arthur Coleman.The artistry of Mueller-Turner takes center stage in this desert home.

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The 1998 Desert Golf Guide
Our most complete guide yet to all of the desert's courses with all the information you need to know to tee off tomorrow morning. Includes Gary McCord's observations about celebrity players.

The 1998 Desert Dining Guide
Sumptuous photography by Arthur Coleman, styling by Roland Bieri make this edition truly special. An introduction to all of the desert's great eating places. Plus interesting features on prep cooks, new specialties from the grill and a one-stop lesson on how to read a wine list.

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Palm Springs Life February 1998

Palm Springs Life February 1998

ON THE COVER — Barbara Sinatra and Robert Wagner photographed by Richard Reinsdorf of Winston West, assisted by Paul Rumohr. Hair and makeup by Andrea's Club Beauty. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Sinatra tourney. (As noted on the cover, the boy posing with Mrs. Sinatra and Mr. Wagner is not a client of the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center at Eisenjower Medical Center.)

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The Riddle of Frank Sinara's Success
By Will Friedwald. Nelson Riddle conducted the orchestra behind most of Frank Sinatra's most memorable vocal performances during the Comeback Years. Music historian Friedwald looks at "I''ve Got You Under My Skin" to explain the conductor's remarkable contribution to pop music.

Daddy's Home
By B.W. Cook Pioneer film comic Harold Lloyd's days in Palm Springs, sophisticated beyond their years, remembered by his granddaughter Suzanne.

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Palm Desert Magazine
The fastest-growing city's own magazine. Time to trumpet the innovations, point out the changes and play up the attractions including appealing real estate, solid educational institutions, worldclass amenities and an overall genteel civility.

Frank Sinatra Celebrity Invitational Golf Tournament
It's the Tenth Anniversary; come see the celebrities who have joined the party! The tourney is held February 5-7 at Westin Mission Hills and benefits The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center, The Desert Healthcare Foundation and Eisenhower Medical Center.

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Palm Springs Life March 1998

Palm Springs Life March 1998

ON THE COVER — Palm Springs Life's Diana Richards, a member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, posed (her face only she hastens to add) for the new Doug Hyde sculpture that stands before the newly renovated spa facilities at the Spa Hotel & Casino. Photograph by Arthur Coleman.

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Kathleen Sullivan: Dancing on the Edge of the Volcano
By Rick Du Brow. News anchor Sullivan has survived has survived the ups and downs of the news business with style and substance. Through some of the bad times, she says the biggest help has been the warm and welcoming desert itself. An inspiring story.

Citizen Annenberg
By Sarah Hagerty. Rancho Mirage resident Ambassador Walter Annenberg's turning 90 this month and it seemed like a good time to calculate ho much good his philanthropy has done. It turns out to be incalculable.

Confessions of a Stud: The Frustrating Retirement of Cigar
By Dick Miller. Indian Wells resident Allen Paulson is betting that his thoroughbred stud Cigar, who has proven his prowess in racing, is also up to the task of creating little Cigarillos.

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Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
The unveiling of the Spa Hotel & Casino's new facilities offers PSL readers the perfect opportunity to meet, in depth, this enterprising band. Not just a rich history, but a bright future as well.

The 1998 Celebrity DesignHouse Program
Mirada Estates is the setting for this year's dramatic showcase home. Come see the work of 20 talented interior designers and make plans to tour the home March 20-April 19.

Club Life: The Magazine of PGA West and La Quinta Resort & Club
The second annual edition of the lifestyle magazine of the smptuous KSL Recreation properties in the desert. Read about the resorts' new homes, fashion, food, the social scene and learn how to become a member.

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Palm Springs Life April 1998

Palm Springs Life April 1998

ON THE COVER — Can just one image sum up 40 years of extraordinary publishing ? We didn't think so, either. We asked Palm Springs computer artist Hal lester (last seen in the October 1997 issue) to weave some of our more famous covers into an in-your-face celebration. He chose this 3-D imagery, a way to look forward and backward at the same time.

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You Saw It In Palm Springs Life
Take a nostalgic trop through four decades of ultra lifestyle. We've culled some of the best photos, most relevant stories and proudest moments and created a mosaic we hope stirs memories.

Too Much of a Good Thing is....Wonderful!
By Howard Johns. Photography by Arthur Coleman. The Casa de Liberace remains one of the most lavish examples of Palm Springs libertine architecture. And a heck of a party house. Until this month, few ousiders got in for a peek.

Suited to Danger
Photography by Richard Reinsdorf, Winston West. How much excitement can swimsuits stand? We put them to the test in this armed and dangerous fashion layout.

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Palm Springs Life May 1998

Palm Springs Life May 1998

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Sand castles? That's just the start of the real estate opportunities available here in the Coachella Valley. From castles and condos to estates and compounds, the desert's living standard is still among the world's highest. And getting higher. But hurry; the availabilities are dwindling fast. Photograph by Michael Simpson/FPG International LLC.

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Fore! For One!
By Murray Olderman. Photography by John Henebry. Multimillionaire Tim Blixseth is building his very own 18-hole golf course in Rancho Mirage. (Ambassador Annenberg's course has only nine holes - sorry.) Take a good look, folks. This is the last time the public will see it.

Ageless Style
As we continue our celebration of Palm Springs Life's 40th anniversary, we're continuing to look through the archives. Come relive the glorious history of desert interior design.

The 1997 Fred Sands Desert Realty Home Buyers' Survey
By Hands and Mary Sue Dubach. Once again the DuBachs, publisher of the authoritative Wheeler's Desert Letter, provide the rundown on all of the new developments in the area.

Palm Springs Life's Guide to Retirement
The desert is rapidly becoming ther retirement capital for the affluent. Here's a rundown on how to make these your best years yet. Includes stories about the good professional advisors in the area and opportunities to volunteer, a big desert tradition.

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Palm Springs Life June 1998

Palm Springs Life June 1998

ON THE COVER — That's Dr. Henry Randazzo of Desert Dunes Animal Hospitol with his 15-year-old polo pony Macanudo ("good boy" in Spanish). Randazzo joins a roster of other local vets who generously posed with their favorite animals. Photo by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Vets & Their Pets
By Maryann Mott. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Ms. Mott is the former publisher and editor of Desert Pet News. For this article she interviewed many of the desert's top veterinarians. Her conclusion? A pet with a vet for an owner has it as good as it gets. Includes sidebar with latest facts and figures about the American pet population from the American Veterinary Medical Association. (Predictably, dogs still rule in popularity but there's surprising research here, too.)

The Big T's
Sure, Palm Canyon Drive is the home to upscale jewelers, fancy-schmancy restaurants and unusual antique and furnishings stores. But lest we forget: T-Shirt emporia still dot the landscape. And thank goodness. Here's a look at some of the wittiest T's on the stip. And South Park isn't on any of them. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

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Palm Springs Life July 1998

Palm Springs Life July 1998

ON THE COVER — Welcome to July when the temperature in the water approaches a snuggly-warm-bath and happiness is a sturdy pool float, the smell of coconut tanning oil and the icy chill of your favorite beverage. Ethan Kaminsky captures it. Everything But Water, Palm Desert, provides the unnecessary suit.

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Now We has Jazz
The founder of Jazzercise, Judi Sheppard Missett, has found a gome in Palm Desert, where you're likely to find here at the Community College Center leading an occassional class. As you'll read, she's fallen hard for the area's charms.

Splash Diet
Gregg Alexander teaches water aerobics, one of the most healthful ways to get and stay in shape. (It's safe because your skeletal system is supported during the exercises, thus eliminating one of the biggest causes of spine injuries.) The photography accompanying the story (as well as the one on this page and the cover) is Ethan Kaminsky.

One Man Laugh Factory
By Rick Du Brow. Larry Gelbart is the comic brain behind some of the funniest moments on network television, in the movies, on Broadway and on cable TV. Mr. Du Brow visits Mr. Gelbert at home in Palm Springs and gains some insight into this remarkable funnyman.

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The 1998-99 Professional Services Directory
The latest news from medicine, law and finance. Also includes articles about lifesaving techniques, a guide to area Recovery programs, help for the hearing impaired and ways to leave your money to charity so your greedy ingrate relatives can't get their mitts on it.

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Palm Springs Life August 1998

Palm Springs Life August 1998

ON THE COVER — What could be more relaxing on a hot August day than this beautiful cover by Arthur Coleman, taken in 1993 at the opening of the Oasis Waterpark in Palm Springs? We'd say more but, hey, we're beat.

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Love Letters in the Sand
For years this was the desert's real dress code: Bathing suit required. What else would you expect from an area where the sun shine 350 days a year? Take a nostalgic trip through the PSL archives as we reminisce about the swimsuits that have put Palm Springs on the map. Running the gamut from scantily-clad movie stars to those unknowns you wish you knew better, this photo feature is a keeper.

Raven Maniacs
Text and photography by Michael Tennesen. The local scavenging blackbirds turn out to be responsible parents and monogamous lovers. And yet their predatory habits haven't made them many friends in the desert. Get upfront and personal with this new bird population that is muscling its way into our eco-system and read about the consequences of the fowl's staying power.

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Palm Springs Life October 1998

Palm Springs Life October 1998

ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — If ever there was a symbol for the stunning new growth of the desert, it has to be The Gardens on El Paseo due to open this month in Palm Desert. Photo by Andre Toselli for Kaminsky Productions.

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A New Bed of Roses
By Hank Stokes. Charts by Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. Optimism is running rampant throughout the desert economy. Even Desert Hot Springs is smiliing! Read this city-by-city report on the good news.

Just For Show
By Rick Du Brow. Every town in the Coachella Valley wants to attract new business. Read how each of them markets its attractions.

All Together Now
By Pamela Lee Henry. How did all of these desert towns finally get together and join forces to sell this area? It's an intriguing story.

The Importance of A.S.D.
By Pamela Lee Henry. A.S.D. stands for "Another Sunny Day" and it's our secret ingedient when luring skilled workers here. How are other industries finding the talent they need?

Thriving Concerns
By Sarah Hagerty. The whole valley is a beehive of new construction, new restaurants, new business ventures and new enterprises. Here's the latest wrap-up from The Gardens on El Paseo to all the new Palm Springs restaurants and desert hotels.

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Palm Springs Life November 1998

Palm Springs Life November 1998

ON THE COVER — Returning Skins Game champ Tom Lehamn shows the emotional power of golf and signals the includsion of not just one tournament program in this issue but two. This live-action photograph was taken by Dan Noyola.

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The Nerve of Steel
By Tony Merchell. Photography by David Glomb. In the north end of Palm Springs lie the Alexander Steel homes designed by Douglas Wexler to last a lifetime. Thanks to some savvy restoration, the promise is coming true.

What Peri Wolfman Brings to the Table
By Andrew LeGros. Photography by Charles Gold. Peri Wolfman is considered one of the world's foremost authorities on tabletop design. She will be the featured speaker at the Fourth Annual Tabletop Competition this month. How would Ms. Wolfman handle a desert tabletop? The answers may surprise.

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The 1998 Skins Game Program
Once again Rancho La Quinta hosts this highly popular tournament, featuring last year's winner Tom Lehman facing Masters champ Mark O'Meara, gallery fave Fred Couples and Greg Norman.

Foundation Celebrity Invitational Program
The Foundation Celebrity Invitational makes its debut November 21st at Mission Hills Country Club. Desert Healthcare Foundation benefits.

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Palm Springs Life December 1998

Palm Springs Life December 1998

ON THE COVER — This issue is a feast for the senses beginning with the cover's wonderful food photography by Arthur Coleman. Styling by Roland Bieri.

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Gene Autry's Trail!
The world's first (and most successful,) singing cowboy spent a great deal of his time here in the desert. His recent passing ( and the December spirit of "Rudolph the Red nosed Reindeer," a song he wrote and sang to much acclaim), gives us an opportunity to look back on his contributions.

Palm Springs Life's Impossibly Upscale Gift Guide.
Once again, we dig deep for the ultimate in gift-givig. Amateurs need not apply!

ESCADA Be Me
By Stewart Weiner. The Design Director of ESCADA sits for a small interview and a cup of coffee.

Fashion: Making Waves at Monterey Bay
Photography by Teke. Produced by Mary Ellen Haag. The Monterey Bay Aquarium is the backdrop for some swimmingly good fashion.

Itchy!
Photography and text by Bill Korbin. Korbin used to be the unit photographer on many of Century-Fox's films as well as for three TV networks. Here's a shot of Marylin Monroe during the shooting of "The Seven Year Itch." Hide the kiddies!

Editors on parade!
In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we asked the previous editors of the magazine for their most vivid memories.

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