The timing coudn’t be better. Modernism Week is next month and this Rancho Mirage midcentury home at Thunderbird Country Club is for sale.
The Coachella Valley is where the classic Thunderbird car took its name, lured celebrities, and created a legacy forever tied to the desert.
Johnny Dawson transformed a failing dude ranch into the Thunderbird Country Club, while his wife Velma created a puppet called Howdy Doody.
Santos De Jesus catered the parties of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra while making a name for himself among Palm Springs’ elite.
It was billed as “A purse party like no other,” and CancerPartners’ Old Bags Luncheon proved just that for 250 enthusiastic guests who made bids on vintage designer handbags.