Frank Sinatra's Neighborhood The Movie Colony

Event Starts: Thu , Feb 22, 2018 , 09:30am PST

Event Ends: Thu , Feb 22, 2018 , 12:00pm PST

General Admission 0 $35.00 $1.52

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Event Description

With the luxurious El Mirador as its centerpiece, the Movie Colony was developed in the 1930s and 1940s. In this tranquil neighborhood lived some of Hollywoods biggest stars such as Cary Grant, Dinah Shore, Van Johnson, Tony Curtis, Gloria Swanson, and Jack Benny. Frank Sinatra made it his neighborhood in the 1950s when his home, known as Twin Palms, became party central. One of the celebrity estates here was called the Desert Royal Palace because so many Europeans with royal titles and Hollywood elite were guests there.

Some of our most renowned Modernist architects designed homes in this charming and prestigious area including E. Stewart Williams, William Cody, and Donald Wexler. It is home to iconic architecture of the Spanish Colonial Revival style as well as the Midcentury Modern style. This tour affords a visual feast of residences of Hollywood Royalty and unique architecture.

Presented by thePalm Springs Historical Society.

Event Restrictions

Wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen and hats and bring water. Please, no pets (service dogs welcome). All tour duration times are approximate.

Presented by the Palm Springs Historical Society.