Palm Springs Life - 2002

2002 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 2002

Palm Springs Life January 2002

ON THE COVER — The desert knew all of Lucille Ball’s moods, from playful to serious to a fighter of injustice. Read all about how she and her first husband Desi Arnaz came to the desert and what they built out of the desert sand. Allene Arthur tells the whole story, including the inside scoop on Desi’s philandering ways with great quotes from their friends and co-workers.

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How The Desert Loved Lucy
History by Allene Arthur. Taking a break from making TV history, the Arnazes settled into the desert lifestyle — she played cards and games; he played golf and... around. Through it all, they loved each other to the end. A fun (and revealing) read. Photography courtesy Thunderbird Country Club and Hollywood Memories.

Relax: The New Mood
The outside world may be full of terrorism and danger but the desert lifestyle is here to calm the soul. Even so, just in case you’re feeling a little jumpy, here are some ways to soothe your senses and regain equilibrium. By Scott Cole, Susan Redstone, Sarah Hagerty, Hank Stokes and Stewart Weiner. Photography by Greg Bruce.

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At Home Desert Living
Meet Guy Evans and take a lap around the lake at the new ShadowLakes estate. Also we talk to a real rock star. Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom.

Desert Golf Guide
All the desert’s courses with maps, stats. Plus classic duffers. Edited by Sarah Hagerty. Designed by Stuart Funk.

Desert Dining Guide
Every restaurant in the desert, by area, by cuisine, by price. Plus a look at some of the spiciest eateries in the area. And the area’s most prolific restaurant designer shows us how he creates dining spaces that attract and keep diners coming back. Edited by Donna Curran. Designed by John Thompson.

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Palm Springs Life February 2002

Palm Springs Life February 2002

SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION

ON THE COVER — Thanks to artist Roger Robles for his stunning painting of the young Mr. Sinatra. Shouldn’t this be a record album cover? We thought so, too, and hope that Mr. Robles can convince Columbia Records (who recorded "The Voice" during this painting’s time frame) to use it.

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Frank Sinatra: Discovery
By Peter J. Levinson. Photography from the collection of Roger Robles and Peter J. Levinson. It happened by chance: Harry James’ wife was listening to the radio, heard “The Voice,” and woke up her husband. James tracked down the unknown singer to a roadside dive in New Jersey and the rest is history. Excerpted from Levinson’s Oxford University Press, Inc. book, Trumpet Blues - The Life of Harry James.

Frank Sinatra: Development
By Peter J. Levinson. Photography from the collection of Roger Robles and Peter J. Levinson. After Frankie left Harry James, he signed on with another Big Band leader, Tommy Dorsey, who taught him how to dress, comb his hair and even hold his breath for those long, lingering notes. Frankie didn’t need much more of a boost than this. Excerpted from Levinson’s upcoming book on Tommy Dorsey, to be published by De Capo Press, fall 2005.

Frank Sinatra: Superstardom
By Peter J. Levinson. Photography from the collection of Roger Robles and Rosemary Acerra. By the time Sinatra fell into the comforting arms of Capitol Records’ arranger Nelson Riddle, he already had a large fan base. But it took Riddle’s backing and a broken heart courtesy of Ava Gardner to turn "The Voice" into "The Chairman." The making of a superstar. Excerpted from Billboard Books’ Nelson Riddle: September in The Rain.

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At Home Desert Living
Two Los Angeles trendsetters move to the desert and take on the restoration of “The Ship of the Desert.” A remarkable story. Edited by Jean Penn. Designed by Bill Russom.

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Palm Springs Life March 2002

Palm Springs Life March 2002

ON THE COVER —Talk about staying power. The pop art of Peter Max is just as highly treasured today as it was, gulp, 40 years ago. And he’ll be here in the desert March 22-24 at the Denise Robergé Gallery on El Paseo, signing his works. This cover was done expressly for the readers of Palm Springs Life and will also be available as a poster.

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Fantastic Journey: The Art of Reginald Pollack
By Fritz A. Frauchiger. The world of Reginald Pollack was filled with new ideas, startling artistic visions and, at the end of his life, an impatience with stupidity. Includes sidebar by artist Robert Fischer.

Marine Hymns: The Music of Paul Gilman
By Sarah Hagerty New Age composer Gilman worked with McCartney and Papa John Phillips. Now he’s composed music for whales, a work that will open the 20th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival.

Unknown Composer Part I: Roman Ryterband
By Anthony Grant Photography from the collection of Clarissa Ryterband. Right under our very noses, classical composer Ryterband created some historic symphonic works. His revival is at hand.

Unknown Composer Part II: Earle Hagen
By Gloria Greer Photography from the collection of Earle Hagen. He wrote “Harlem Nocturne” and another song you can’t stop whistling. Meet this Emmy-winning composer.

Alien Ant Farm: Riverside Rock
By Heather Riccio They made a new hit of “Smooth Criminal,” but fans know this is more than just a cover band. Meet the best rock formation to come out of Riverside, California since... ever!

Fashion: Performance Art
By Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West When The Posers hit town to play The McCallum Theatre, they get to introduce some new material and tear at the social fabric of the desert. Fashion for the young and the vestless.

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At Home Desert Living
Jean Penn visits four art gallery owners to see what’s on their walls at home. Also: Decorating with patience. Designed by Bill Russom.

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Palm Springs Life April 2002

Palm Springs Life April 2002

ON THE COVER — Cindy Crawford gets close to Bill Guthy (left) and Greg Renker in a new project. Photo by Andrew Southam.

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Bill and Greg’s Excellent Ad Venture
Meet Greg Renker and Bill Guthy, whose marketing firm based in Palm Desert sets the standard for electronic marketing. And read why supermodel Cindy Crawford is now on the team.

Fashion: Water Colors
Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West. Imago Galleries sets the scene for this year’s sexy swimsuit pictorial. Among the gallery’s works of art, even these sculpted human forms pale.

Ageless Beauty
Photography by Allison McBee. Go behind the scenes at last year’s Ms. Senior Pageant held at Del Webb’s Sun City Palm Desert. Can you feel the tension?

The Pleasures of His Company
By T.J. O’Connor. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. When partymeister Todd King plans your event, watch for the RSVPs to multiply.

A Princess Diary
By David Starr. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Watch as one of our staff members undergoes a rigorous makeover. Beauty enhanced.

From Slim-Fast to Really Fast
Meet Shannon Farar-Griefer and Anne Langstaff, two local women who have made a run not for the money but for the glory of it all. (Shannon was the spokesperson for Slim-Fast.)

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At Home Desert Living
Edited by Stewart Weiner. Designed by Bill Russom. Fashion Group International’s Table Top Competition produced some stunning table settings. Herewith we present some of the best. Also: How does a Hollywood set decorator decorate his own desert hideaway? Intriguing results inside.

Palm Springs Desert Resorts’ 2002 Desert Spa Guide.
All of the spas, therapies, treatments and information you need to decide on a spa in this, the spa capital of the world. Also: How the desert’s waters got so popular.

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Palm Springs Life May 2002

Palm Springs Life May 2002

ANNUAL REAL ESTATE ISSUE

ON THE COVER — This isn’t the glowering Donald Trump you’ve been seeing on billboards around the valley. See? The Donald can smile! Leave it to us to get the normally expressionless Trump to loosen up! Photograph (taken in Mr. Trump’s New York office exclusively for Palm Springs Life) by noted portraitist Mark Edward Harris.

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The Ten Hottest Neighborhoods
By Andrew LeGros. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. From Old Las Palmas to the Ranch Lands of eastern Indio, here’s where people are buying and how much they’re paying.

This End Up
By Stewart Weiner. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. No question about it: The far-eastern end of the valley is poised for major growth. What’s moving people east and how will this area handle the influx?

Triumph 29
Photo by Mark Edward Harris. Go west, young Donald! Then head east! Live from New York, Mr. Trump gushes over Trump 29 Casino while Dean Mike, 29 Palms Band tribal chair, discusses its impact on the eastern end of the valley.

Can We Grow Smarter?
By Joseph Roland Reynolds. As the valley grows, questions arise how to manage traffic, infrastructure, water usage and sprawl. It all comes together microcosmically in the discussion of the new Joshua Hills project north of Interstate 10.

Photography Portfolio: Mid-Century Casino
Photography by David Glomb. Brilliant lensman Glomb captures the architectural details of the new Trump 29 Casino in Coachella. Thanks to SOSH Architects for its help in the preparation of this story.

Real Estate Report — Fold-Out Chart
Compiled and researched by Olga Reyes. Even though this fold-out chart is included in an advertising section, it covers all the major new real estate developments in the Coachella Valley, their availabilities, prices and contact numbers regardless of Realtor involvement. So get looking, Loo.

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At Home Desert Living
Designed by Bill Russom. Includes the annual Home Improvement Guide and some beautiful makeovers.

New Mexico Style .
Photography by Daniel Nadelbach. The lowdown on high-desert fashion, reprinted from GuestLife New Mexico.

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Palm Springs Life June 2002

Palm Springs Life June 2002

ON THE COVER — Mickey Spillane, appears at this month’s Palm Springs FilmNoir Festival. From the looks of things, he sure knows how to attract a crowd. Photo by Kate Phillips.

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Murder On The Fairway
by Stewart Weiner. Photography by David Glomb. When Richard Neutra’s priceless creation in Rancho Mirage was torn down in April, the rest of the world asked: Are we aware of our heritage here? The fallout from the teardown.

Jury Duty: Interview with Mickey Spillane
by Allison Block. Photography by Kate Phillips. The hardboiled detective novelist will make a special appearance in the desert for the Palm Springs FilmNoir Festival June 6-9. Don’t expect hearts and flowers.

Cast In Death
By Arthur Lyons. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Bernardo Gouthier appeared to have it all: looks, money, background, artistic talent. Read about the murder of the founder of the La Quinta Sculpture Park.

Diamonds Can Be Rough
by Alex McCullough. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Who killed jeweler Charles Naywert? Why? After nearly 20 years nobody can come up with a credible answer. But the file is still open...

Gang-Related Activity
By Estelle Shanley. Photo manipulation by Dan Irvine. Remember the great “pyramid scheme” of 1996 wherein local heavies ended up in the newspaper headlines and subject of a grand jury investigation? No? Good!

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Palm Springs Life July 2002

Palm Springs Life July 2002

ON THE COVER — Tiger Woods is ready for his close-up. But will he be able to withstand the desert’s hot climes for his third appearance at Battle at Bighorn? Rivals are hoping not! Photo by Stuart Franklin / Getty Images.

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The Fun in Dysfunctional
by Stewart Weiner. Photography by Margot Martin, Ethan Kaminsky, Sherri Breyer and Regent Entertainment. Celebrate the smash hit movie of the spring, Sordid Lives, and relive the part Palm Springs played in its success.

Summer Travel: Overnight Successes
by Stewart Weiner. Around this time of the summer, one’s thoughts turn to getting out of Dodge. Los Angeles and four interesting hotels beckon for a one-night getaway.

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Battle At Bighorn
Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus face Sergio Garcia and Lee Trevino in the tournament of the summer.

Desert Medical Directory
From cosmetic surgery to new heart surgery techniques, a guide to what’s happening in desert medicine.

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Palm Springs Life August 2002

Palm Springs Life August 2002

ON THE COVER — Sidney Sheldon, Mary Sheldon (left) and Lizy Dastin share their desert pleasures. Photo by Mark Edward Harris.

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Speaking with the Sheldons
Photography by Mark Edward Harris. Novelist Mary Sheldon talks with her famous father and teen-age daughter about their great escapes to Palm Springs.

Love and War
By Gloria Greer. Myra MacPherson, a former Washington Post journalist, showed us how Vietnam affected our families.

‘I Know What it’s Like to be Less than Zero’
By Allison Block. David Pelzer parlayed his miserable childhood into humorous but helpful tales of hope and forgiveness.

Mother Land
By Nelson Aspen. “Delivering a healthy German child is serious business,” we learn in this excerpt from the forthcoming Sacred Blood.

A Modern Cinderella
By Chantessy Safira. Illustration by Stuart Funk. What’s old is new again in this eighth-grader’s take on a classic fairy tale.

From Amistad to the Brave New World
By Robert Schofield. Imposing and inspiring, Benjamin Netanyahu leaves this young writer with many more questions about the future.

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Palm Springs Life October 2002

Palm Springs Life October 2002

ANNUAL PROGRESS ISSUE

ON THE COVER — Auto dealers fuel the growth of their respective cites, providing jobs and about $6 million to the desert economy. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Driving the Economy
The auto dealers of the Coachella Valley work hard to keep our hard-earned dollars in the desert. By Roxanne Jones. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

In With the New
Three new architectural projects — the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, the Palm Desert Amphitheater and the dual-purpose Performing Arts building — challenge the desert's mid-century sensibilities. By Janice Kleinschmidt.

Lessons in Teamwork
A new university campus symbolizes unprecedented cooperation between public and private institutions. By Keith Bush. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

'Alaska and Back for Less then $21'
Hang on: The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is about to turn 40! By Hank Stokes. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

Waiting for the Rating
The desert's new CBS affiliate turns up the competition for TV viewers. By Mike Sturman. Photography by Ethan Kaminksy.

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PSL AtHome
Edited by Jeff Atwell. Designed by Bill Russom. Five designers share their fresh ideas for the new season. Three Bighorn homes win Golden Nugget Awards. PLUS: Infinity pools and our comprehensive annual design guide.

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Palm Springs Life November 2002

Palm Springs Life November 2002

ON THE COVER — One-time California Fashion Designer of the Year Trina Turk showcases her newest line — for women and men — at her boutique in a downtown Palm Springs building designed in the 1960s by Albert Frey.

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Typically Palm Springs
Local color shines through Trina Turk’s sleek new fashions. By Maria Carzis Boyes. Photography by Arthur Coleman.

Hello, Author!
Carol Channing came to the desert to start a new life — and she ended up writing a book. Palm Springs Life caught up with the indomitable Ms. Channing for an exclusive interview at her Rancho Mirage home. By Sarah Hagerty. Photography by Ethan Ethan Kaminsky.

The Grand Illusion
Writer Janice Kleinschmidt follows the crew backstage to The Fabulous Unseen Palm Springs Follies. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Walter Hubert Annenberg (1908-2002)
The news of former Ambassador Annenberg’s death reached the Palm Springs Life offices as the staff prepared this issue for press. We pay tribute to his foundation’s generous contributions to the desert and beyond.

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The Official ConAgra Foods Skins Game Program
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples and Mark O’Meara meet at the Landmark Golf Club in Indio.

PSL AtHome
Zen and the Art of Modernism come to life in the restored Peter Lawford estate.

PSL’s Desert Charity Register
Your guide to the desert’s charitable organizations and social events.

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Palm Springs Life December 2002

Palm Springs Life December 2002

ON THE COVER — Liberace's legacy of the over-the-top aesthetic endures at his former Palm Springs home. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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Spectacular, Spectacular
Armed with red velvet, gold lamé, daring ornaments and lights by the thousand, Philip Colavito and Dean Seymour of Roco Design answer Palm Springs Life's call to deck out Liberace's former Las Palmas estate for the most festive season of the year. By Jeff Atwell. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

Wild Nights
It's twinkle time at The Living Desert. We go behind the scenes at WildLights and reveal what it takes to plug in the desert's grandest holiday light show of all. By Ellen Paris.

Liquid Jewels
Elegant and perfect in itself, Champagne goes with almost everything - especially celebrations. Writer Ellen Kanner explains how to choose a bottle and imbibe in style. Photography by Patrick Olson/Kaminsky Productions.

Only the Best
Open your wallet as wide as your heart and show your holiday spirit in unforgettable fashion. Our impossibly upscale holiday gift guide offers 15 great ideas. By Keith Bush. Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.

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AtHome
Snowy white lilies take their richly deserved place at the holiday table. PLUS: Monte Stettin's head-turning homes, great guest rooms, brilliant candlesticks and more!

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