Today is the second installment of my "Exploring Palm Springs" series (see last Saturday for part one). I am taking a few days off of work, so I'll have time to post a week long series on "Exploring Palm Springs".
There are a number of movie stars and celebrities who have (or had) a home here. In some cases it was the hideaway, for others, the primary home. Without a doubt its heyday was in the 50's and 60's, partly driven by the constraints of the old Hollywood studio system, which required them to be able to report to work at a moment's notice. In recent years, young celebrities have flocked to the desert, renting homes, or in some cases buying a second home as a refuge. In this installment, I went around Palm Springs taking photos of a few celebrity homes. I generally won't post photos of anyone's home I know personally, otherwise I'd never get invited back!
Above left: Bob Hope's House, above right: Elvis Presley House
Movie stars come to Palm Springs for privacy, and to escape, which is why there is such tall and thick shrubbery lining their estates.
Above: Recently renovated, known as the Joan Crawford Estate