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Forgotten Frey

The lovingly restored Cree House opens for its first public tours during Modernism Week.

David Lansing Current PSL, Modernism

The Albert Frey designed Cree House was built in 1955 between Palm Springs and Cathedral City, but it’s history stretches back almost a decade earlier.

The Sky’s the Limit

The Sky’s the Limit

Pioneers of modern architecture, fashion, industrial design, and entertainment found inspiration in the wide-open desert.

David Lansing Vision, Watch & Listen - Vision

Pioneers of modern architecture, fashion, industrial design, and entertainment found inspiration in the wide-open desert.

Our Place in the Sun

Our Place in the Sun

These innovative thinkers could launch their ideas almost anyplace, but they choose Greater Palm Springs.

David Lansing Vision

These innovative thinkers could launch their ideas almost anyplace, but they chose Greater Palm Springs to realize their dreams.

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Original BFFs

Barbara Sinatra and Nelda Linsk were the It Girls of Palm Springs’ Golden Age.

David Lansing Arts & Entertainment

Homey little bits and glimpses are the kind of things only a close friend would know. For Barbara Sinatra, that friend was Nelda Linsk, who met then Barbara Marx in the fall of 1965.

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Harold Matzner: The Brilliant Enigma

In Part 2 on one of the Coachella Valley's most influential people, nine valley residents discuss his branding brilliance, particularly in regard to the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

David Lansing Arts & Entertainment

In Part 2 on one of Palm Springs’ most influential people, nine valley residents discuss Harold Matzner’s branding brilliance with the city’s film festival.

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Harold Matzner: An Oral History

Part 1: Prince of the Desert.

David Lansing Arts & Entertainment

you live in Greater Palm Springs and mention of the name Harold Matzner doesn’t cause you to sit up a little straighter in your seat, then clearly you’re not paying attention. Owner of Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs and CEO of a New York/New Jersey–based branding, advertising, and marketing company, Matzner, who turned 80 in July, has contributed more than

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Order on the Court

While the brawl for bragging rights raged on between the Racquet Club and the Tennis Club in Palm Springs, a new champion was emerging in the east valley.

David Lansing BNP, Tennis, Valley

It may have been some 40 years ago but tennis hall-of-famer Charlie Pasarell still remembers the last ATP tennis tournament played in Tucson before it was relocated to Mission Hills Country Club and the valley where it would grow to become the BNP Paribas Open. First of all, it wasn’t really even a tennis tournament. “They called it the American

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Love Match

Long before golf became synonymous with Greater Palm Springs, tennis was all the rage. But, like most obsessions, it sometimes went out of bounds.

David Lansing Tennis

In 1987 I was researching a story about a connection between two of the oldest and most memorable Palm Springs institutions: El Mirador Hotel and The Racquet Club. It was just a few years before Charlie Farrell — movie and TV star, former mayor of Palm Springs, and founder, with Ralph Bellamy, of The Racquet Club — died of a