Palm Springs Life Magazine January 1999
ON THE COVER — A Bob Hope fan can visit the offices of Hope Enterprises in the San Fernando Valley and get lost for hours among the memorabilia. Photos of Hope’s brilliant career abound in file drawers, tenderly catalogued by Mr. Ward Grant, who protects these precious pix with his life. Our cover shot comes courtesy of Mr. Grant, as do the other historic photos that grace the sweet love story that begins on page 62.
By Susan Nelson.
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky. Scouring the desert for signs of Hope and Bob, Bob, and more Bobs.
Bob and Dolores: A Love Story
By Howard Johns.
A 65-year-ld love affair began in a New York bar when one Leslie Hope caught sight of singer Dolores Reade. Their marriage breaks all records and we lucky folks in the desert were around to witness much of the billing and cooing. A fun, romantic read.
Turning the Outsite In
By Dickson Ward. Photography by Arthur Coleman.
Taking advantage of the desert’s wonderful climate, interior designers in the Coachella Valley have learned how to integrate the indoors with the outdoors. Stunning photographic evidence by Mr. Coleman.
This Old House
By Tony Merchell. Photography by Julius Shulman.
Conservancy-advocate Merchell visits one of the Richard Neutra’s great designs and finds it sadly neglected. Shulman’s brilliant shots capture the house in better days.
A new book, Golf in Hollywood, stirs up memories of famous desert golfers, past and present. Who’s the best Hollywood celebrity golfer today? Don’t feel bad if you never have heard of the answer.
The 1999 Desert Golf & Tennis Guide
Not only does this guide tell you about every golf course, every slope rating, every pro, every greens fee, every location, every price but this year we’ve added tennis! Also includes a nostalgic look at famous players from the past.
The 1999 Desert Dining Guide
The desert’s most eagerly awaited restaurant guide features our signature mouthwatering food photography, complete listings for all desert eateries, specialties of the house, wine selections and a Cuisine Scene index. Also read about our desert’s dining renaissance and the truth about desert wines. A yummy package.