Ron and Barbara Marshall’s book, “Concrete Screen Block: The Power of Pattern”, tells the trend of concrete screen block and following it to Palm Springs.
Liberace helped Elvis feel at home on stage by advising he add more “glitz” to his performance, and the duo became friends and neighbors in Palm Springs.
Albert Frey came to Palm Springs to design a building for the brother of architect A. Lawrence Kocher. The building today is a Class I Historic site.
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.