Palm Springs Life Magazine April 1997

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ON THE COVER — Marilyn Monroe passed away in 1962 while she was filming Something’s Got to Give for George Cukor at 20th Century Fox. Hollywood’s most glamorous designer, Jean Louis, was creating her wardrobe for the film, including this seductive bit of lingerie. Notified of her death, Mr. Louis ordered that the sketch be left unfinished.

FEATURES:

A Designer’s Designer: Jean Louis
By Duny Cashion and John Hutson.
Jean Louis, the Hollywood designer who most observers say defined silver screen glamour, shares his personal sketchbook and some juicy anecdotes about the stars he dressed. Oh, that Marilyn!

Relaxed in Palm Springs
In which we get to spend some quality time with Jean Louis.

Fashion: Very Suitable
Photography by David Glomb.
When you’re dealing with 345 days of sunshine a year, there’s a dress code.

Architecture: Down-To-Earth Architecture of E. Stewart Williams
By Erin Williams.
He designed the Palm Springs Desert Museum, that great bank building on the corner of Ramon and Palm Canyon, the mountain Tramway station and some of the most enduring buildings in the desert, always keeping in the mind the building’s place in its environment. A granddaughter’s tribute.