Adoring fans lined Palm Canyon Drive in 1936 waiting for the stars to arrive for the premiere of the film, “Camille” at Plaza Theatre in Palm Springs.
In the village of Palm Springs, the women’s suffrage amendment took root as Desert Inn owner Nellie Coffman staffed the precinct.
Soldiers injured in the Pacific Theater could recover in the warm, sunny and dry climate of Palm Springs at the former El Mirador Hotel.
Dinah Shore and George Montgomery built their first desert home in 1952 located in the old Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs.
Susan Marx, wife of comedian Harpo Marx, began her political and activist career in Palm Springs by being elected president of the high school’s PTA.
The Chairman of the Board, Frank Sinatra, brought his entourage to Palm Springs for a little sun and fun, including baseball great Leo Durocher.
In January 1978, the groundwork was laid to create the Historic Site Preservation Board to protect buildings like the 1936 Plaza Theatre.
On Nov. 7, 1948 the brand-new Town & Country Café opened its doors in downtown Palm Springs at the top of “The Center”.
Originally constructed in 1893 from railroad ties, the Cornelia White House continues to be living part of Palm Springs history.
Over 30 trailer parks were located throughout Greater Palm Springs during the height of trailer park popularity in the 1950s and ‘60s.