Explore Palm Springs: Jerry Lewis

Comedian comes to The Chi Chi from movie premiere at Plaza Theatre

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Comedian Jerry Lewis brought his entire cast of 20 to perform at the Starlite Room in The Chi Chi on May 25, 1957, in Palm Springs.

His performance followed a press premiere at the Plaza Theatre of his new Paramount picture, The Delicate Delinquent.

Jerry Lewis and Chi Chi owner, Irwin Schuman, coordinated both events with proceeds from tickets sales going to the Community Chest.  

There is a multitude of ways to learn more about Palm Springs, which turned 75 in 2013.

One of the more intriguing methods is by exploring the city’s history.

The Palm Springs Historical Society will share a weekly story whose time and place corresponds with today.

The Palm Springs Historical Society is located at 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Visit www.pshistoricalsociety.org for more information.


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