Palm Springs Life - 1999

1999 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 1999

Palm Springs Life January 1999

ON THE COVER — A Bob Hope fan can visit the offices of Hope Enterprises in the San Fernando Valley and get lost for hours among the memorabilia. Photos of Hope's brilliant career abound in file drawers, tenderly catalogued by Mr. Ward Grant, who protects these precious pix with his life. Our cover shot comes courtesy of Mr. Grant, as do the other historic photos that grace the sweet love story that begins on page 62.

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Hopeful Things
By Susan Nelson. Photography by Ethan kaminsky. Scouring the desert for signs of Hope and Bob, Bob, and more Bobs.

Bob and Dolores: A Love Story
By Howard Johns. A 65-year-ld love affair began in a New York bar when one Leslie Hope caught sight of singer Dolores Reade. Their marriage breaks all records and we lucky folks in the desert were around to witness much of the billing and cooling. A fun, romantic read.

Turning the Outsite In
By Dickson Ward. Photography by Arthur Coleman. Taking advantage of the desert's wonderful climate, interior designers in the Coachella Valley have learned how to integrate the indoors with the outdoors. Stunning photographic evidence by Mr. Coleman.

This Old House
By Tony Merchell. Photography by Julius Shulman. Conservancy-advocate Merchell visits one of the Richard Neutra's great designs and finds it sadly neglected. Shulman's brilliant shots capture the house in better days.

Fab Fore
A new book, Golf in Hollywood, stirs up memories of famous desert golfersm past and present. Who's the vest Hollywood celebrit golfer today? Don't feel bad if you never have heard of the answer.

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The 1999 Desert Golf & Tennis Guide
Not only does this guide tell you about every golf course, every slope rating, every pro, every greens fee, every location, every price but this year we've added tennis! Also includes a nostalgic look at famous players from the past.

The 1999 Desert Dining Guide
The desert's most eagerly awaited restaruant guide features our signature mouthwatering food photography, complete listings for all desert eateries, specialties of the house, wine selections and a Cuisine Scene index. Also read about our desert's dining renaissance and the truth about desert wines. A yummy package.

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Palm Springs Life March 1999

Palm Springs Life March 1999

ON THE COVER — Senator John Glenn, no worse for wear, is suited up and ready to alight on the desert floor this month. He’s landing to regale a Gala audience about his historic flights in outer space. The details of his appearance, on behalf of Eisenhower Medical Center, appear on page 44. Photo: NASA.

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Visitors from Outer Space
What could possibly bring eight astronauts down to earth in the desert? It’s not as big a mystery as Area 51.

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Off To See The Wizard...
Photography by David Glomb. Welcome to the former desert home of Frank Morgan, the actor who played the kindly Wizard of Oz. Interior designer Ed Killam has gone over the rainbow in his re-design.

Demand Supplied
By Sarah Hagerty. Travel along Perez Road and Cook Street and meet some of the desert interior designers’ most creative suppliers.

Art for Living
By Joyce Sunila. Photography by Terry Long Imagery. How three serious art collectors live with their choices.

Desert Reincarnation
By Andrew LeGros. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The desert has become famous for its resale, consignment and antique stores. Here’s the grand tour.

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Palm Springs Life April 1999

Palm Springs Life April 1999

ON THE COVER — Dusk in the desert brings peace, serenity and unhappy sunworshipers. At right is Miss 1998 Fitness Olympia Monica Brant relaxing with model Glenn Kauffman. Photography by Robert Reiff, MagicLight Productions. The rest of the pix start on page 72.

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New Column: The Desert World of Susie Coelho — Be Our Guest
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Our new lifestyle columnist checks around the desert to see how gifted hosts make their guests feel so right-at-home. Important tip for visitors: Don’t give the host anything that can’t be eaten, grown or read.

Table of Content
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Scott Avra and John Waggaman. The Fashion Group International’s recent fund-raising event featured the work of various designers creating out-of-this-world tabletops. PSL co-sponsored the event and came back with these incredible photographs.

Splash!
By Walter Bowart. Photography by Robert Reiff, MagicLight Productions. Monica Brant was the 1998 winner of the tough Miss Fitness Olympia competition. She models some knockout swimsuits in this stunning pictorial. Writer Bowart, incidentally, is the former editor-in-chief of Palm Springs Life during the mid-’80s, often referred to as The Golden Years.

Portfolio
Photography by Fahrenheit. Photographer Patrick Campbell creates a work of art from a very wry concept: What does Highway 111 look like at 1:11 p.m. when the temperature hits 111 degrees?

Wolf at the Door
By Andrew LeGros. Meet New York interior designer Vicente Wolf whose "white rooms" and painting placement on the floor can still cause a stir.

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Palm Springs Life May 1999

Palm Springs Life May 1999

ANNUAL DESERT REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — The residuals this jawa will get after the may Star Wars opening will make a dandy down payment on a desert property. Mid-life Barbie is happy to help him close escrow. "Home" built by architect deluxe Guy Dreier of Palm Desert. Barbie's executive threads courtesy Dollsville Dolls and Bearsville Bears, Palm Springs. Photo by Mike Lorrig, Winston West.

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The Man Who Sold Star Wars
By Marc Pevers. Photograph by Ethan Kaminsky. In the year before the blockbuster-of-all-time was released, there was much uncertainty over at Twentieth Century Fox studios. Would the public buy this child-like science fiction epic? Executive Pevers handled the merchandise licensing for Fox then and takes us back to a galaxy, long, long ago.

How To Make Your Home Irresistible to Buyers
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Our new lifestyle columnist gives sure-fire tips on how to turn lookie-loos into purchasers.

Palm Springs Modern
By Adèle Cygelman. Photography by David Glomb. In September, Rizzoli International will publish Palm Springs Modern, the definitive history of the desert's fabled mid-century modernism. See what the rest of the world will be raving about in six months from now. An exlusive excerpt.

The 1999 Palm Springs Life Guide to Desert Real Estate
By Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. Presented by Fred Sands Desert Reality. In a most thorough and accurate manner, Hans and Mary Sue accumulated the material in this package. It includes listings of every development, as always, but this year notice the addition of the retail and industrial information

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Palm Springs Life July 1999

Palm Springs Life July 1999

ON THE COVER — Desert superstar Suzanne Somers, along with her manager-husband Alan Hamel, shows readers how to get the most out of life here in the Coachella Valley. The fun starts on page 24. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

FEATURES:

The Suzanne Somers Guide to Desert Life
By Howard Johns. Photography by Arthur Coleman, David Glomb, Ethan Kaminsky and Robert Reiff/MagicLight Productions. Suzanne reveals her desert lifestyle, shares the diet and exercise regimen tips that keep her in such good shape, and allows us a peek at her and her husband Alan Hamel’s fabulous desert home.

Jewel Ball ‘99
By Gloria Greer. San Diego’s sensational social event of the summer is coming up Saturday, August 7. Join Gloria as she recounts this event’s history and the Ball’s big plans for the future.

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Professional Services Directory
All you need to know about the medical, legal and financial gurus of the desert. Includes tips to beautify your smile, extend and financially improve your life and sue-proof your world.

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Palm Springs Life August 1999

Palm Springs Life August 1999

ON THE COVER — Sitting poolside at his posh eponymous Indian Wells restaurant, George Hamilton catches up on the good reads in Palm Springs Life. The China blue shirt is by Ralph Lauren; the tan slacks by Brioni, both from Saks Fifth Avenue. The yellow cashmere sweater is from Sulka of Beverly Hills. Mr. Hamilton was photographed by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. The clothing was styled by George Blodwell of Cloutier, Los Angeles. Hair and Makeup by Diana Schmidtke of Celestine.

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A Most Happy Fella
By Howard Johns. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. Happy-go-lucky actor George Hamilton is sitting pretty these days: His popular new restaurant in Indian Wells is just one of his successful enterprises. Come see what else is hopping with this easygoing star.

Golden Opportunity?
By Brian Skoloff. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Local restaurateur Sherman Harris plunked down six grand a few years ago and invested in a sunken boat thought to contain treasure. Is his ship about to come in?

Killer Career
By Arthur Lyons. In his search for fame, Tom Neal made some pretty icky career choices. A classic Palm Springs murder mystery.

Fiction: Life Sentence
by Lillian M. Roberts. Read the first-prize winner in The 1999 Palm Springs Writers Guild Short Story Contest. Not for the squeamish.

Fashion: Land of Enchantment
Photography by Christopher Barr. Heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico, as any sesible desert resident might this month? Why, whatever will your wear? Hear are some great fashion ideas.

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Palm Springs Life October 1999

Palm Springs Life October 1999

ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — This is the very first look at the brand new Palm Springs International Airport that is due to open next month. Watch for a special section about this new architectural beauty in the November 1999 Palm Springs Life. Photograph by David Glomb.

FEATURES:

Let the Games Begin
by Hank Stokes. Charts by Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. How are the tourist, retail and construction trades fairing these days in the Coachella Valley? The inimitable Mr. Stokes scoops the details and divulges the latest trends. Get ahead of the game by learning the score.

The Place to Create
by Joyce Sunila. Discover some of the desert’s best and brightest in fashion, media and design. Innovators from Claudia James Couture Knits, Guthy-Renker, Thane and Ménage share how the desert motivates them and supports their enterprises.

Why the Desert?
by John Hussar. John interviews a coterie of local artists, writers and entertainers to discover what inspires them about the desert and why they like it here so much.

Golfing in Landmark Numbers
by Dick Miller. The new Landmark Golf Club in Indio makes its debut before a national TV audience this Thanksgiving weekend as it hosts the 1999 Skins Game. Here are some of the stats behind this new course.

Creations in Progress
by Stewart Weiner. A brief look at some of the new developments.

One Week That Shook the Auto World
by B.W. Cook. Remember the Avanti? That ultra-cool, ahead-of-its-time instant classic from Studebaker? Palm Springs ranks as the inspiration point for its famous designer Raymond Loewy and his team. Toss in a few rare photos and you’ve got an intriguing story.

It's Not Easy Being Green
by Mark Christensen. Even a golf lover muses if there might be too many golf courses in the desert. Find out what people from all sides of the issue think. Plus — who's the real enemy of the bighorn sheep?

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Palm Springs Life November 1999

Palm Springs Life November 1999

ON THE COVER — The Desert Charity Register included in this issue gets us all in the mood to straighten up and fly right. Coverstars Jackie Lee Houston, Dr. John Lake and Judy Vossler are adorned in wings from Western Costume, Burbank; their hair and makeup are by Natalie Probst. They were photographed by Bradley K. Hansen in his Palm Springs Life cover debut.

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In The Cool, Cool, Cool of the Desert
By Wilfrid Sheed. Noted novelist and critic Sheed takes a look at what made the music of Hoagy Carmichael so evocative of his time and yet still so relevant today. Includes a sidebar interview with Hoagy’s son and stepson on the composer’s life and times at Thunderbird Country Club.

Cultivating an Interest in Roses
By Lori Dreier. Dreier, a member of the Desert Rose Society, offers her tips on growing this lovely bloomer in the desert. Photography by Arthur Coleman and Tom Brewster.

Livin’ The Vida Golfa
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Country club living has become the lifestyle of choice for many new (and veteran) desert residents. Coelho, our resident lifestyle columnist, gives some advice on the pesky rules.

The Collector
By Ann Japenga. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Meet Marty Newman, one of the most successful collectors of Palm Springs ephemera in the world. Great stuff.

The New Palm Springs International Airport: PSP — It Just Keeps Getting Better!
This month we celebrate the exciting news as Palm Springs' airport opens its new expansion phase, entering a new era in air travel for the Coachella Valley. Hank Stokes leads us through the airport's hitory and it's so-bright future.

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The 2000 Desert Charity Register
Edited by Gloria Greer and Janet Newcomb. Everything today’s desert hostess needs to plan and execute the perfect philanthropic event. Includes gorgeous fashion by noted photographer Andrew Steinman and a charming history of desert charities. Also valuable: A list of all the florists, caterers, valet parkers and venues.

The 1999 Official Skins Game Program
Mark O’Meara defends his championship against the talented team of Payne Stewart, David Duval and newest golfing sensation Sergio Garcia. This year’s tournament marks the first time this venerable event will be held at Indio’s new Landmark Golf Club.

The Foundation Celebrity Invitational Program
This tournament’s second year is marked by the major backing of desert resident and singing superstar Barry Manilow who will entertain at the tourney’s Gala on November 20 at Rancho Las Palmas Marriott.

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Palm Springs Life December 1999

Palm Springs Life December 1999

ON THE COVER — Miss Nancy Wilson prepares for her date at the Indian Wells New Year’s Jazz, December 29. Read the interview with this stunning Pioneertown resident starting on page 36. Gown from Edith Morré, El Paseo. Jewels from FRED Joaillier, Beverly Hills. Hair and makeup by Jeff Jones. Photograph by Charles William Bush.

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Flip Side: Meet Miss Nancy Wilson
Profile by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Charles William Bush. Clothing by St. John, El Paseo. Are you as surprised as we were to discover that Miss Wilson, the embodiment of sophisticated supper club chic lives in Pioneertown? She’s full of surprises.

The Man Who Invented the Sitcom
Interview by B.W. Cook. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. William Asher is the original director of the classic I Love Lucy episodes and from there went on to carve an amazing career in TV and films. We rummage through his La Quinta home for mementos.

It’s A Wonderful Life — In The Desert
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Remember when people used to leave town for the holidays? No more. Read about the new Christmas lifestyle. Includes: How to make a Teddy Bear Tree.

Fashion: Talent Show
Photography by Billy. We visit Monterey and audition the local talent. The look of Northern California.

Palm Springs Life’s Impossibly Upscale Gift Guide
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Once again, armed only with a no-limit credit card, we scour the earth for exciting gift ideas. This year, in a bow to moderation, we include a somewhat more reasonable selection of stocking stuffers.

Leave Your Mark On The 20th Century
By Carolyn Patten. Illustrations by Stuart Funk. In the Coachella Valley there are hundreds of “naming opportunities,” chances to memorialize yourself in cement, on the back of theater seats and in the mountains themselves. Talk about gift ideas!

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