The Chi Chi was wildly successful under Irwin Schuman, drawing such stars as Nat King Cole, Milton Berle, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, and Louis Armstrong.
In an adobe cottage at La Quinta Resort & Club, legendary filmmaker Frank Capra worked out ideas for his cinematic classics, like “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
With its majestic mountains and valleys, the Coachella Valley landscape is a canvas for indigenous peoples’ first form of written communication: rock art.
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians’ traditional home, known as a kish, resembles the round, domed shape of other brush shelters.
The Desert Dreamers series focuses on a group of dedicated environmentalists who watched over the delicate, ecological balance of the Coachella Valley.
Even before he became mayor of Palm Springs, Frank Bogert was the real deal comboy and promoted the city’s western atmosphere.
Jimmy Van Heusen, the guy who wrote the music for Frank Sinatra’s hits, may also be responsible for bringing Ol’ Blue Eyes to the desert.
Tommy Tomson, the pioneer of pool design, left his mark in Greater Palm Springs at Shadow Mountain Club and the iconic piano-shaped pool for Frank Sinatra.
The wide-open High Desert has few rules, but day-trippers should heed this advice before going too deep into the sandy wilderness of the Mojave Desert.
A generation of Hollywood stars found a privileged playground in the desert that set the stage for the idyllic resort lifestyle in Greater Palm Springs.