Mamie Van Doren Celebrates Palm Springs Connection with Exhibit

Historical Society slates tours, evening benefit

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The Palm Springs Historical Society celebrates 1950s blonde bombshell and former Miss Palm Springs, Mamie Van Doren with the opening of her exhibit Oct. 25 inside the McCallum Adobe Museum in Palm Springs.

Van Doren will make a brief stop outside the museum to wave to fans at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Admission is free. The museum is located at 221 S. Palm Canyon Drive.

Van Doren fans can also see her star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars and the Mamie Van Doren suite at the Andreas Hotel & Spa during tours being conducted through Oct. 25.

Tours will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 24 and at 9:30 a.m. only on Oct. 25. Advance reservations for the tours are required and can be made by calling the Historical Society at 760-323-8297. The cost is $18 per person.

The activities will culminate with an Oct. 25 fundraiser benefitting the Historical Society at the Andreas Hotel & Spa, 227 N. Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs.

Van Doren will make a special appearance. Janie Hughes will serve as hostess for the event and local television personality Patrick Evans will provide entertainment. Lulu California Bistro will serve appetizers, Manhattan in the Desert will provide a cake, and a no host bar will be available.

The fundraiser is limited to 150 people. Tickets are $55 per person for Historical Society members and $65 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the Historical Society by calling 760-323-8297.

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