Palm Springs Life - 2000

2000 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 2000

Palm Springs Life January 2000

ON THE COVER — Bob Hope had to yell and scream to get his first screen test. And boy did he stink! Lucky for us he overcame the initial bad notices and went on to create a filmography still as fresh and funny today as when it was created. Prodigal daughter Jill Borak returns to PSL with this entertaining story. Welcome back!

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Thanks for the Movies
by Jill Borak Movie memorabilia from Steve Kiefer, Hollywood Memories. Sure, Bob Hope was a great TV star and a gifted vaudevillian but don’t discount his movies, some of the funniest moments ever committed to film. Pretty amazing considering his initial lousy screen test. A funny, warm tribute.

Desert Cultures
by Susie Coelho Photography by David Glomb. Ms. Coelho shares her secrets for incorporating one’s life, background and culture into interior design.

Building A Reputation
by Stewart Williams as told to Hal Meltzer Photography by Julius Shulman. Williams, at 90, looks back at an amazing career in architecture in Palm Springs, from building Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms home to his latest triumph: the recent addition to his own graceful Palm Springs Desert Museum. His frank comments make great reading.

Fashion: Playing a Round
Photography by Stephan Brown. The beautiful Hope Chrysler Classic “girls” take up the game of golf. In style.

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The Palm Springs Desert Resorts Convention and Visitors Authority's Year 2000 Desert Golf & Tennis Guide
All of the golf courses and tennis courts in the valley, arranged by area from the East Valley to the Central Valley to the West Valley. Includes valuable information on tee times, avails and prices as well as a roundup of legends of desert golf and tips to get the family playing.

Year 2000 Desert Dining Guide
Every restaurant in the valley is listed here, by location, by price. Read how restaurants are using art to improve the ambience of your meal. And load up on those appetizers; we spot a trend.

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Palm Springs Life February 2000

Palm Springs Life February 2000

ON THE COVER — Harry Langdon used to shoot all of Frank Sinatra's cover photos for Palm Springs Life. This month he returns with this stunning portrait of Frank's widow Barbara, as well as photos of Kirk Douglas inside.

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Call Him Responsible: The Desert Life of Jimmy Van Heusen
by Gloria Greer Memorabilia from Marty Newman. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. He was Frank Sinatra's favorite songwriter ("I Thought About You," "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "High Hopes," "All The Way," "Pocketful of Miracles"). More than that he was Sinatra's role model. "Frank wanted to be Jimmy," the saying went, "but he couldn't pass the physical!" We're reprinting here the timeless profile of the composer by Gloria Greer from Palm Springs Life, April 1962. And Gloria has updated us on Van Heusen's final years. Nice nostalgia.

The Hearth of the Home
by Susie Coelho Photography by David Glomb. Our famed lifestyle columnist takes us into the arcane world of home entertainment where digital TV, satellite dishes and powerful speakers can turn the living room into a mini-multiplex.

Asian Whispers
by Allison Block Los Angeles-based designer Jeffrey Hitchcock designs a home in Rancho Mirage using influences from all hemispheres.

Towerful Memories
by Freeman F. Gosden, Jr. Illustration by Stuart Funk. Photography courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society. Gosden's father was one half of the famed "Amos and Andy" comedy team which broadcast its popular CBS Radio show from Palm Springs in the 1930s. Freeman Jr. had free reign at El Mirador Hotel and, like Eloise at New York's Plaza, got close to all of the staff and famous guests. (The notorious Mrs. Simpson from Baltimore, for instance, snuck him cookies at lunch.) A fun read.

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Palm Desert Magazine
There's a reason why the city of Palm Desert has grown so quickly. Actually, there are more thatn 2,000 reasons to live in this great valley town in the year 2000. Read all about it in this annual edition. Also: important city phone numbers and addresses and a look at the high fashion of Palm Desert.

The 12th Annual Frank Sinatra Tournament Program
For a dozen years, the golf tournament begun by Mr. and Mrs. Sinatra has raised funds to help the Barbara Sinatra Children's Center. This year celebrity co-host Kirk Douglas and singer Barry Manilow join the effort.

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Palm Springs Life March 2000

Palm Springs Life March 2000

ON THE COVER — If anybody should be on top of the world this month it's our cover subject, Charlie Pasarell who, by dint of his intriguing ideas and force of his personality brought the Indian Wells Tennis Garden to life. Read all about this remarkable new stadium (that hosts the new ATP Masters Series in March) in our Special Section beginning on page 103. Photography by David Glomb.

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Name of the Game
by Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Charles William Bush. With the Nabisco folks dropping Dinah's name from the LPGA tournament, it reminds us: Hey! What about history? Well, at least we still remember Miss Shore and her incredible contribution to women's golf. (Pictured on this page is Dinah's former husband, sculptor George Montgomery, who has created a statue for Mission Hills Country Club to commemorate her contributions.)

Lifestyles of the Proud and Fancy
by Susie Coelho Photography by David Glomb. Horses in the desert live better than the rest of us; face it. Here's a peek inside the golden stables.

Casa, Casa on the Range?
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Interior designer Jeffrey Jurasky took two different motifs, Cowboy and Mexican, and blended them together beautifully in this new home at Bighorn Golf Club.

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A Salute to the new Indian Wells Tennis Garden
Edited by Murray Olderman. Photography by David Glomb. Visitors to the newest desert miracle stand in awe at the size and scope of the dream fulfilled in Indian Wells. This special section looks into the deals that made the Indian Wells Tennis Garden a reality; the stars that will fill it up, and the future that will put desert entertainment on the map again. PSL congratulates Charlie Pasarell, Raymond Moore, the ATP and all of the men and women who worked so hard to pull it off.

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Palm Springs Life April 2000

Palm Springs Life April 2000

ON THE COVER — The desert's reputation for all of our glorious spas is spreading across the world. This month we catch up with all the developments - a complete chart of all the spas and their offerings; a history of the valley's healing powers; a rundown on the rubdown business and a Spa Guide for the reluctant male. Photography at Spa Las Palmas of trainer/physical culturist Joe DiBello by Robert Reiff/MagicLight Productions.

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Glass Housing
By Sam Hall Kaplan. Photography by David Glomb. An imago is the adult, idealized image. Famed architecture critic Kaplan takes an adult and idealized look at Imago Galleries, a new art showplace in Palm Desert that's really a boutique museum. David Glomb's images capture the beauty of the gallery's famed glassworks.

Juarez and Remembrance
By Allison Block. The desert's prominent art philanthropist this month bequeaths a large donation to our valued Palm Springs Desert amuseum. Meet the generous man — art dealer, raconteur, gadfly — behind the gifts.

Tops in Our Book
Photography by by John Waggaman. Every year Palm Springs Life and Fashion Group International stage a Tabletop Competition, in which desert designers vie to see who can dress up the dining room most stylishly. Today's hostess take note: There are many wonderful ideas here you can lift.

Living Rooflessly
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb. Outdoor living is the hallmark of desert life. Read how various homeowners in the valley adapt to this indoor-outdoor living.

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Palm Springs Life's Guide To Desert Spas

The Healing Power of the Desert
by Sharon Apfelbaum. Photography by Robert Reiff/MagicLight Productions. Native Americans started the trend: taking to the waters of Palm Springs to heal what ailed the body. Soon settlers followed, lured by the reputation of the warm springs beneath the desert sands. Historian Apfelbaum follows the trend to the present.

The Cowardly Guy's Guide to Desert Spas
by Amy Williams. Photography by Robert Reiff/MagicLight Productions. Ritz-Carlton fitness trainer Joe DiBello takes the plunge into some of the more accessible treatments available to the male of the species. Courage!

Desert Spa Directory
Compiled and edited by Sally LaPorte. Who's doing what to whom where. The complete picture of desert health.

The Lowdown on the Rubdown
by Allison Block. Photography by Robert Reiff/MagicLight Productions. Next time you get a massage, you'll know after reading this exactly what went into the training and preparation by your masseuse and masseur. (Hint: They're not giving away licenses.)

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Palm Springs Life May 2000

Palm Springs Life May 2000

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — You work hard to bring up your children, you give them the best values, you worry about them night and day and what do you get? If you’re the desert’s Pattie Daly Caruso you end up gloating over a kid like Carson Daly, teenthrob idol, the next big TV superstar and sweetheart of a guy. TV Guide writer Mark Schwed records the mother and son reunion. Photography at MTV New York headquarters by Mychal Watts.

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Mom, Memories and MTV: Carson Daly Interview
By Mark Schwed. Photography by Mychal Watts. MTV veejay Carson Daly’s career is certainly on the upswing, but where did he learn all of this show biz poise? Perhaps from mom, cable-TV hostess Pattie Daly Caruso. A fun read.

Annual Real Estate Issue: Boom Goes The Desert!
Research by Hans and Mary Sue DuBach and Jaime Cannon. The rundown on the recent million-dollar real estate sales as well as a hearty look at the boom in commercial and industrial ventures.

The Year 2000 Desert Real Estate Report
By Hans and Mary Sue DuBach. Photography by Bradley K. Hansen. The most up-to-date information extant. (Fred Sands Desert Realty sponsors.)

Friends of Frey
By Jean Penn. Photography by David Glomb. Meet the gentlemen who saved Albert Frey’s historic Tramway Gas Station.

Home Sweet Museum
By Allison Block. Photography by David Glomb. How one Rancho Mirage couple arranges its remarkable art collection.

The Desert World of Susie Coelho
How to find harmony when remodeling.

Floorists
By Sarah Hagerty. Carpeting, tile, brick, marble — the best of the suppliers.

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Beverly — Hills, That Is
By Stewart Weiner. There are two ways to visit our opulent neighbor city to the west. Take either "the open-mind tour," wherein you soak up the art and archetecture of Beverly Hills. Or take "the open-wallet tour," and live lika Raja. Either way the world's biggest small town or the smallest big city awaits your visit.

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Palm Springs Life June 2000

Palm Springs Life June 2000

ON THE COVER — "So, when did you first start experiencing Lassie-envy?" Dr. William Farber, always willing to use unconventional methods to seek out and relieve his patients' problems, cuts to the chase with stressed-out collie, Lady. Read about the good doctor and his holistic methods on page 26. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Zen Vet
By Kimberly Trone. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Elderly and arthritic dogs and cats, constipated pythons and other four-footed sufferers can seek alternative therapies from Dr. William Farber, the Dr. Andrew Weil of the animal world.

The Moonwalk Killer
By Arthur Lyons The killer of insurance broker Jack Hale, president of the Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, wore tennis shoes, ate donuts, used a rare rifle and for more than 17 years, eluded capture. We solve the mystery.

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Guide to Summer in the Desert 2000
Chill out, grill out, meet and retreat. All the reasons to stay and play in the desert during the summer, including information on spas, misted restaurants.

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Palm Springs Life July 2000

Palm Springs Life July 2000

ON THE COVER — Who is this beautiful woman on our cover? And why do we think she’s beautiful? The who is easy: It’s Sabrina Dubyak, this year's reigning Mrs. U.S. Globe, who will be here in the desert to hand over her crown on July 15 at the Westin Mission Hills Resort pageant. Why is she so beautiful? Is it her perfect features and shape? Or is it her honesty, her candor, her charm and wit? That’s certainly one conclusion you can reach after reading her interview that starts on page 26. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Face Value
By Allison Block. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder but new research reveals that most beholders not only agree on what is beautiful but, even more depressing, that beautiful people live better lives. Also meet Sabrina Dubyak, last year’s winner of the Mrs. U.S. Globe who will be in the desert this month to hand over the crown to her successor at the pageant at Westin Mission Hills Resort. The wrap-up also includes some essays from staffers on the subject.

Pushing All Our Buttons
By Tony Merchell. Photography by David Glomb. A look inside the McCulloch home, one of Palm Springs’ classically gimmicky Fifties houses where the owners motorized even the cocktail bar and the lounges around the pool.

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The 2000-2001 Professional Services Directory
The complete cosmetic surgery guide; how one writer lost 65 pounds laughing all the way; tax dangers for snowbirds; the true costs of assisted living; and the lowdown on prenuptial agreements. Plus our list of doctors, lawyers and financial gurus.

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Palm Springs Life August 2000

Palm Springs Life August 2000

ON THE COVER — Who can mistake that profile for anyone else’s? In such a short time Tiger Woods has become an American icon. And this month he comes to the desert to face the warmth of competition at the Battle of Bighorn. On August 28, Woods and challenger Sergio Garcia will face off at Bighorn Golf Club for a live telecast on ABC. The program for the event is included free in this issue. Photography by Allsport.

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Life On The Checkerboard
By Allison Block. Meet the Prietos, a Native American family. Photos by Doug Park.

Cool Lit 1 — Fiction: Cathedral City
By Gregory Hinton. Illustration by Stuart Funk. Three provocative excerpts from the novel, Cathedral City, to be published by Kensington Books (June 2001).

Cool Lit 2 — Short Story: “La Fête de la Vie”
By Jacqueline Bachar. Illustration by Stuart Funk. This year’s winner of the Palm Springs Writers Guild Short Story Contest. Get out the hankies.

Cool Lit 3 — Non-Fiction: The Black Widow of Rancho Mirage
By Arthur Lyons. Illustration by Stuart Funk. She mates, kills and mates again.

Travel: Not Your Great-Great-Grandfather’s Ireland
By Sarah Hagerty. How has Ireland changed with the new booming economy? Meet the Nouv O’Riche.

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Program for The Upcoming Battle at Bighorn
The unbelievable Tiger Woods vs. the surging Sergio Garcia in a Monday Night Golf telecast on ABC-TV, broadcast live from the desert, August 28. Here are all the details.

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Palm Springs Life October 2000

Palm Springs Life October 2000

ANNUAL DESERT ECONOMIC PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Proving that the desert’s economy is still on a roll, bicycle entrepreneur Lee Iacocca poses for the cover of our Annual Desert Economic Progress Edition. In a fun interview, he discusses his past successes and points toward a future of electrical vehicles. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf of Winston West. Assisted by Paul Rumohr.

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Lee Iacocca: Retirement? Hell No!
Interview by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. Part-time desert resident Iacocca, the man who gave the world the Mustang and the minivan, sets his sights anew on the baby boomers, this time with a remarkable new electric bicycle and his company EV Global Motors.

The Home Team
By Jean Penn. Photography by Doug Park. The desert has become a hotbed of entrepreneurship with young savvy businessmen and women setting up shop, hanging out shingles and, in many cases, finding fortune. Read their secrets.

Palm Valley, U.S.A.?
By Hank Stokes. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. From time to time someone clever suggests that all nine desert cities merge into one, saving a mint on services and personnel salaries. Two of the desert’s civic leaders, Jean Benson and Rob Parkins, sit down with contributing editor Stokes and discuss how such a merger might work. And why it will happen only when hell freezes over.

A Tale of Nine Cities
By Hank Stokes. Forget the hype. We sent Stokes out to take an objective and steely-eyed look at the valley’s economy. But even he caught the fever!

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2000-2001 Desert Economic Progress Report
Five desert cities — Coachella, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage — strut their stuff on the state of their economies. Also includes a report from Sunline Transit, a leader in the use of clean energy.

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Palm Springs Life November 2000

Palm Springs Life November 2000

ON THE COVER — TV’s hottest new couple, Merv Griffin and Cybill Shepherd, primp and prepare for the desert’s festive social season that begins this month. (See the enclosed Desert Charity Register for details.) One big event will be Christmas Tree Lane, held at Merv’s Givenchy Resort, December 10-16. Photography by Charles William Bush. Hair and makeup by Sylvia Viau, Cloutier Agency.

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Fred Waring: Radio Days
By Virginia Waring. Orchestra leader Fred Waring (maybe you’ve driven on the street named for him?) took his group, the Pennsylvanians, all over the known world to perform. But he really entered unknown territory when he brought them into the medium of radio.

Simply Merv-y and Cybill Liberties
Photography by Charles William Bush. Behind the scenes at a recent Palm Springs Life photo shoot.

The New Alexanders
By Jean Penn. Photography by Doug Park. In the 1960s, the Alexander brothers built some of the most interesting homes in Palm Springs. Today, Dennis Cunningham is developing communities using many of the same techniques.

Sculpture Garden Fantasies
By Susie Coelho. Photography by David Glomb.

Outstanding in The Color Field
By Valerie Bizier. Meet Melissa Battersby, a world-class painter.

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The Official 2000 Skins Game Program
Once again, the most popular televised golf special event features local favorite and last year’s champ Fred Couples fighting off the challenge by Sergio Garcia, Colin Montgomerie and Vijay Singh.

The 2000-2001 Desert Charity Register
Here’s the best source: Who’s giving the parties, who’s benefiting and who’s working their little fingers to the bone.

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Palm Springs Life December 2000

Palm Springs Life December 2000

ON THE COVER — Tis the season to remind our readers that Rita Rudner has moved to the desert, with husband Martin Bergman and shaggy Bonkers in tow. Ms. Rudner, ever game, offered to help us with her sure-fire tips for entertaining. Follow her tips if you like, (they start on page 62) but before you do, scratch us off the invitation list! Photography by Jon Edwards.

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Rita Rudner’s Guide to Holiday Entertaining
By Rita Rudner. Photography by Jon Edwards and Rich Kee. The famed comedienne — and Palm Desert resident — proves one needn’t be Martha Stewart to amuse your guests.

Palm Springs Life’s Guide to Holiday Entertaining
By Jean Penn. Photography by Scott Van Dyke. A few spirited desert interior designers strut their stuff.

The Environment Rings
Photography by Scott Van Dyke. Three local experts in flora create holiday wreaths. You could even say they glow.

Picky, Picky, Picky
Food Styling by Roland Bieri. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Worried about what to serve your finicky guests? Here are some delicious ideas cooked up by one of our favorite stylists.

Frosted!
By Adam Zack. Liqueur packages too pretty to open. Yeah, right.

Our Impossibly Upscale Gift Guide
By Sarah Hagerty. Whip out the checkbooks for this one!

Silver and Gold
By Valerie Bizier. A local gallery features famed artists working in precious metal.

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