Palm Springs Life - 2001

2001 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 February 2001

Palm Springs Life February 2001

ON THE COVER —Hope all over the tube pretty much sums up this remarkable career of the famed comedian. Thanks to Ken Parker of Hallmark TV and Stereo in Palm Springs for assembling these classic consoles, table models and portable televisions for the shoot. Photography courtesy Ward Grant. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Very-Ready-For-Prime-Time Player: Bob Hope on TV
By Jill Borak. Photography from The Hope Foundation. Must-ski TV! How Bob Hope went from a Palm Springs Golf course to the TV history books. Includes sidebar on the grand dame of the Hope Classic Ball and the memories of a surprising caddie from the Hope tournament.

Thunder From The East: Thunderbird Country Club Turns 50
By Allene C. Arthur. Photography from the Thunderbird Country Club archives. What started out as a crazy idea — a golf course in the middle of nowhere — turned out to be one of the most famous country clubs in the world. Join the fun.

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Palm Desert
Edited by Stewart Weiner. The retail center of the desert laid bare — every shopping center, every store, every place to drop a bundle is listed in this ambitious undertaking, compiled by Sally LaPorte and Bernadette Unden. Photography by Richard Kee and Jon Edwards. Also: Colorful Palm Desert fashion.

Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn. Everything anybody needs to know about desert roses leads off this new section. We also take you inside some of the desert’s most glamorous homes. And: Tips on furnishings, interior designer gossip, real estate sales and advice on desert living from lifestylist Susie Coelho.

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Palm Springs Life March 2001

Palm Springs Life March 2001

ON THE COVER — Relaxing in the sunshine, our cover catch up on a little R&R before tackling their big duties March 25 in Los Angeles. Oscar is a registered and copyrighted trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Illustration by Stuart Funk.

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The Oscars and The Springs
By Stewart Weiner. Illustration by Stuart Funk. No place on earth are the Oscar telecasts followed as closely as they are here in the desert, namely because so many former nominees and winners reside here. Welcome to our special Oscar supplement.

And The Winners Are (Usually From Palm Springs
By Howard Johns. Photography from Hollywood Memories. Film historian Howard Johns runs through the entire list of famed desert residents who have strode the red carpet, presented and received the coveted Oscar. A real keeper.

Bob Hope’s Top Ten Oscar Jokes
Compiled by Ward Grant. Photography from Hollywood Memories. Ward Grant, close confidante of the great comedian, shares Hope’s best Oscar jokes, most of them centering around the fact that Hope’s acting skills were never recognized. (In truth, Hope won numerous Oscars for all of his contributions to the biz.)

It’ll Happen One Night: How to Give an Oscar Party
By Nelson Aspen. Photography from the Harold Lloyd Estate, The Image Bank. Aspen, the Hollywood correspondent for TV Guide Television, provides ideas and recipes for a fun Oscar evening.

Eternally Yours: The Jewels of Oscar-Winner Loretta Young
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography from Sotheby’s. Come gush and drool over the late desert resident’s collection of gorgeous gems.

Oscar’s In The House! (Of Travilla)
By Stewart Weiner. Photography and sketches courtesy House of Travilla. Desert resident Bill Sarris, partner of the late Bill Travilla, recalls some of the House’s winning designs and reveals a few of his sketches for Oscar-night gowns, up for consideration by the stars of today.

Fashion Destination: Palm Springs!
By Pennie Humphreys. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. When Seattle retailer Eddie Bauer opted to use Palm Springs’ charms as background for the photos in its spring catalogue, we asked the photo crew, led by producer Greg Arnold and famed photographer Reinsdorf, to keep notes and report on their experiences here in the desert. The art director of the shoot, Miss Humphreys, kept a diary and herewith shares her memories of the work (and a little of the play).

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Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn. This month's edition peeks inside an Italianate villa in Palm Springs and also explores one design team's infatuation with "The Great Alexanders."

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Palm Springs Life April 2001

Palm Springs Life April 2001

ON THE COVER — Palm Springs Life features the magazine’s adorable swimsuit couple relaxing in the gardens of Merv Griffin’s Resort and Givenchy Spa. Photo by Ethan Kaminsky. Hair and makeup by Natalie Probst. Desert Homes & Gardens’ cover features glass sculpture at the entrance of the home of Karen and David Lail at Bighorn Golf Club. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The cover of the Desert Guide features the plans for the new Agua Caliente Casino that opens this month in Rancho Mirage.

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Book Excerpt: Palm Springs Weekend
By Alan Hess and Andrew Danish. Photography by Robert Polidori and Julius Shulman. What is this fascination with Palm Springs’ sense of aesthetics? A terrific new book from Chronicle, Palm Springs Weekend, explores the desert’s unique style and reminds us again of how much we have here to treasure. And how important it all is to preserve.

The Accidental Nudist<
By Stan Kent. Is it really possible to check into one of our desert’s naturist resorts and not know it? Of course not. Fortunately that didn’t stop our author from spinning this amusing tale.

Swimsuit Fashion: Overdressed!
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The desert has become one of the world’s centers for clothing-optional resort living. But whatever will you wear? Here are some suggestions from our local swimsuit retailers. Shot on location at Desert Shadows Inn and Vista Grande Resorts in Palm Springs.

The Handsome Men Behind The Desert’s Beautiful Women
By Michael Van Essen. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The title says it all.

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Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn. Every year, Palm Springs Life co-sponsors the Tabletop Contest, along with our friends at the Fashion Group International; each year photographer John Waggaman tops himself with his elegant shots of the tables designed by our area's most creative designers. Take a look at this year's winners. Also: Susie Coelho writes a witty piece about surviving remodeling of your home, Ellen Hoffs suggests gardening tools you won't be able to live without, editor Penn interviews a Bighorn Golf Club couple who collects extraordinary Asian art and John Hussar tracks down some of the most expensive real estate transactions of the month.

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Palm Springs Life May 2001

Palm Springs Life May 2001

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Huell Howser has jumped into the desert real estate market, buying a home in Palm Springs as well as Twentynine Palms. Should you all dive in with him? With interest rates low, the Coachella Valley population booming and all the desert has to offer its residents, it’s not that difficult a decision. Photography and concept by David Glomb.

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Eureka! - Why I Decided To Buy in Palm Springs
By Huell Howser. Photography by David Glomb. The popular host of public television’s California’s Gold series reflects on the allure of the desert.

What, Him Worry?
Interview with Antun Barbato by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Last year’s Building Industry Association’s Real Estate Marketing Manager of the Year knows a thing or two about the current market. Like overbuilding and the disappearance of the $150,000 home. Interesting commentary.

Riding The Wave
By Susan LaTempa. Photography by David Glomb and Scott Van Dyke. Some of the country’s hottest graphic designers and culterati have taken a fancy to the desert’s small-hotel architecture, opening some of the most interesting inns in the world. Come stay.

Housing Authority 2: The Rest of the Desert
By Howard Johns. Illustrations by Stuart Funk. Howard’s original “Housing Authority” story showed where the celebrities live(d) in Palm Springs. Now, here’s the scoop for Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta and Indio.

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Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom. Our popular new section highlights some of the desert's most gifted muralists and explores the new wave in "natural" foods.

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Palm Springs Life June 2001

Palm Springs Life June 2001

ON THE COVER — Alex Hyde-White remembers growing up in the desert during the 1970s, cruising along Palm Canyon Drive and working the stands at Angel Stadium.

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Desert History: The Stuff They Left Out Of The History Books

The ’50s: Happy Days
Crinoline skirts, malt shops and the sweet innocence of Palm Springs.

The ’60s: Two Faces Have
What did ’60s teens Arthur Lyons and Susie and Dean Forman have in common? Absolutely nothing. Two views of a schizo decade.

The ’70s: Born To Run
By Alex Hyde-White. Now he’s a famous movie actor (remember him as the polo player in Pretty Woman?) and producer. But back 30 years ago, you could have met him selling Eskimo Pies at Angel Stadium.

The ’80s: Hip To Be Square
From the designer of the decade through the religious vibes to the invention of the restaurant mister, Bamberg explores the terrain of the ’80s.

Palm Springs Weekends
Two Views of desert weekends. First, Connie Stevens describes her perfect weekend in the desert, from early morning golf to fabulous night-clubbing. Then New York author Ed Dwyer revisits the cast of the classic Warner Bros. film, Palm Springs Weekend, including Ms. Stevens, to jog their memories of the time spent filming here. A fun read.

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Palm Springs Life July 2001

Palm Springs Life July 2001

ON THE COVER — Tiger Woods leads the Battle at Bighorn. Photography taken at last year’s event by Tom Brewster. .

FEATURES: Travel The Gold Coast

Los Angeles: Into The Woods
By Stewart Weiner. The Hotel Bel-Air, named as “hotel of the millennium,” faces a brand new thousand-year test of its mettle.

La Jolla and Santa Monica: Beachy Keen
By Sarah Hagerty. La Valencia in La Jolla and Le Merigot in Santa Monica offer the weary desert traveler respite amid luxury and tradition.

Nevada: Vegas, please. And hold the Vegas
By Stewart Weiner. Just what the City of Sin needs: A casino-less hotel. Welcome to the Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas

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The Battle at Bighorn
Edited by Stewart Weiner. Designed by John Thompson. The nationally-televised tournament returns to Bighorn Golf Club. The official program for the event is inside this edition.

The 2001-2002 Professional Services Directory
Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom. The complete guide to doctors, dentists, lawyers and financial gurus in the desert. Features include a rundown on the new “diets-delivered” services in the desert; heading off problems with your HOA; and what re-marriages can do to your kids’ inheritance. Also: Famed financial writer Michael Parrish introduces “folio investing.”

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Palm Springs Life August 2001

Palm Springs Life August 2001

ON THE COVER — Katherine Rich enjoys a novel set in Palm Springs, written by Raymond Chandler and Robert Parker. This whole issue will hold her interest throughout the month.

FEATURES: New Desert Fiction

Introduction: “Air-Conditioning” Lit
By Stewart Weiner. The appeal of Palm Springs is apparent all over the literary world these days, from novels set in our oasis to all of the writers now living here and using the desert as inspiration. The editor introduces his choices.

Cabazon
By Susan Straight. The author of I Been In Sorrow’s Kitchen and Licked Out All The Pots gives readers a preview chapter from her latest novel, Highwire Moon, featuring a touching father-daughter reunion amid immigrant farmworkers.

The Last Resort
By Tod Goldberg. Start reading this introduction to his novel and you’ll be begging us to continue it chapter-by-chapter in the magazine. At least that’s the hope.

James
By Brent Babcock. This story, Babcock’s winning entry in Palm Valley School’s Shakespeare Festival Fiction Writing Contest, is a war story set in WWI. Write what you know? Apparently, that rule doesn’t always apply.

From The Huddled Masses
By Brian Lane. This short story impressed the judges at the Desert Literary Society so much, they awarded young Lane, a La Quinta High School graduate, the Society’s first scholarship.

Ten Things You Must Always Remember
By Kyle Corley. Corley’s years of working with the terminally ill gave him tremendous insight into dying, last phase of life and how all of it affects loved ones. Take out the handkerchiefs.

Desert Autumn
By Michael Craft. A New Yorker escapes the pressures of the big city, moves to Palm Springs and winds up dealing with…murder. Newest fiction from mystery master Craft.

Keys View
By Michael Dare. Dare, a former writer for the animated series Animaniacs, takes on the persona of a desert prospector in this whopper of a tale.

Desert Reading 101
By Jean Penn. What are the top dozen books about the desert? We narrow it down. And then add a few for extra credit.

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Palm Springs Life October 2001

Palm Springs Life October 2001

ANNUAL DESERT PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Actor Tom Selleck and his brother Robert are all smiles: Their jointly-owned construction company just built Cathedral City’s latest addition — the stunning Mary Pickford Theatre and a 1,200-car parking structure, with more to come. The photograph is by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. Thanks to the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City for allowing our camera crew to shoot these photographs on their premises. Thanks, too, to Lou Hammond for making the arrangements.

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We’re In The Money?
By Hank Stokes. What does the economic data show about the desert cities? Except for hotel sales, things look pretty rosy at present. Don’t count those chickens yet, though.

Cover Story: Team Cathedral City
Stewart Weiner. Meet the men and women (from Robert Selleck — Tom’s brother — to Susan Moeller and all in between) who dreamed up those outlandish plans for Cathedral City and read how they pulled it off so far.

Self-Made!
By Steven Brown. Photography by Tom Keller. Entrepreneurship abounds in the desert as evidenced by the many men and women we found who took the plunge and became their own bosses. A real eye-opener.

Blue Skies
By Stewart Weiner. What’s in store for the valley in the upcoming year? Here are the plans, renderings and architectural drawings of our future.

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At Home Desert Living
Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom. Meet interior designers, discover desert flora, watch a hostess in action and see what your neighbors are doing with concrete.

The Annual Home Improvement Guide
Names, addresses and phone numbers of the suppliers, contractors and others who can handle the job.

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Palm Springs Life November 2001

Palm Springs Life November 2001

ON THE COVER — Tristan Rogers takes a spin around the Palm Springs Air Museum in his newly adopted hometown. He’s like a lot of other working daytime actors who have made the desert their home. Read about them in this special Soap-Opera-Stars-of-the-Desert issue. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

FEATURES: Soap Stars-Of-The-Desert Issue!

The Superstar: Tristan Rogers
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. This Aussie got his big job in one of the great flukes in soap history.

The Working Actor: Ron Hale
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The Palm Springs resident takes his home interior designing as seriously as his career. The results of both: Terrific.

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The Troublemaker: Judith Chapman
By Michael Van Essen. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Now co-owner of St. James at the Vineyard, Chapman made a career as a soap vixen. Not typecasting.

The Pioneer: Gloria Monty
By Michael Van Essen. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. The woman who saved General Hospital and ABC daytime today lives in Rancho Mirage.

The Patriarch: Jed Allan
By Sarah Hagerty. Santa Barbara to Beverly Hills, 90210 to Palm Desert.

The All-My-Children Connection
Meet part-time residents of La Quinta, the Callahans, and Palm Desert’s Marj Dusay.

The Writer: Soap Dish
Memoir by Thom Racina. Herein the juicy, gossipy inside story by a soaps writer.

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The Official Guide to The 2001 Skins Game Tournament
The sports' most popular event features champion Colin Montgomerie fighting off the challenges of Greg Norman, Jesper Parnevik and Tiger Woods.

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Palm Springs Life December 2001

Palm Springs Life December 2001

ON THE COVER — Cover subject Jerry Weintraub has every reason to beam. He’s sitting pretty with what looks like the holiday hit movie of the year, a remake of the classic Rat Pack flick, Ocean’s Eleven. Standing pretty are two of the film’s stars George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Photography by Bob Marshak.

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The Big Caper - Ocean's 11 - Jerry-Made
Interview by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Bob Marshak. Rancho Mirage’s Jerry Weintraub, world-class manager, Broadway angel and movie producer, comes back with a roar: His remake of the classic Rat Pack caper-flick Ocean’s Eleven promises to be his biggest hit yet. He relaxes for a few minutes between publicity interviews and discusses his life in the desert.

Desert’s 11
By Howard Johns. Photography from Hollywood Memories. Sure Clooney and Pitt and Damon and Roberts are superstars but they’ve got quite large shoes to fill with their rendition of Ocean’s Eleven. Read how Sinatra, Martin, Lawford, Davis and Dickinson lived their superstar lives in the desert and created the classic original Ocean’s Eleven.

Art: Conquering Outer Space
By Nancy Torascio. Meet the newest art gallery in Palm Desert, Buschlen Mowatt, specializing in siting sculptures in large outdoor venues. A whole new roster of world-class artists comes to town with this Vancouver-based gallery’s entry into our art-loving market.

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At Home Desert Living
Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom. Take a dip this month in some of the desert’s most imaginative pools and watch our area’s interior designers wrap up your most beautiful holiday.

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