Even someone who wouldn’t know a developer from a dirt farmer can’t help but respond to the name “Ernest Hahn.” In the Coachella Valley you can hardly say “shopping center” without including some reference to the omnipresent Mr. Hahn.
Wessman came to the desert in 1960 from “across the mountains” (Hemet) where he worked for contractors “on and off” from the time he was 10 years old. He began his Coachella Valley building career as an employee with Warren Coble and Arthur Press.
There’s a strong rush of nostalgia in Walt Colglazier’s John Wayne-drawl as he talks about the desert in 1937 — the year his father, who was a general contractor, brought the family to Cathedral City. It seemed like a good spot.
When Roy Fey moved his family to Palm Springs from Chicago in 1956, he intended to finish construction of the Desert Skies Hotel and then move on to other interests. Developments such as Canyon View Estates, Canyon Apartments, Canyon West Estates and Canyon Vistas Estates are all projects built by Fey
Dr. Seuss, really Theodor Seuss Geisel of La Jolla, California, is practically a household deity, from Masai huts in Africa to palaces in Great Britain.
It’s 10:30 Tuesday morning in Studio 31 at CBS, and they’re well into rehearsal for the umpteen-hundreth taping of the Most Unlikely Success Story on Television.
George Hurrell’s camera, clicking since the 1930s, has created the ultimate atmosphere of romance and those archetypal images of men and women the world still cherishes.
Yes Virgina, it has snowed in Palm Springs.
It had 165 rooms to start with, and it once was advertised, with exuberant use of words, as “a magnificent palace of splendor.” More simply stated — a true luxury hotel.
Robert Altman is either loved or hated. Either way, he probably is understood only vaguely. Hollywood’s current most intriguing director is an enigma, more so even in person than on Celluloid.