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Golden Era Hollywood Homes in Old Las Palmas Historical Walking Tour (Exteriors only)

February 19, 2017 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm |


Walk among the stars in this prestigious and historic neighborhood. Old Las Palmas began its development in the late 1920s and 1930s and has one of the highest concentrations of celebrity homes anywhere. Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Katherine Hepburn, Gene Autry, Lena Horne, Dinah Shore and many other Hollywood stars have been residents here. This “must see” neighborhood truly nurtured Palm Springs’ reputation as The Playground of the Stars. Today Leonardo DeCaprio boasts a celebrated Modernist home in this exclusive neighborhood. Spanish Colonial architecture with its signature red tile roofs abounds, but examples of dramatic and significant Midcentury Modern architecture are sprinkled throughout the area. As a knowledgeable guide leads you by the exteriors of these homes, you will hear surprising tales of the stars who lived and martini-ed here.

Presented by the Palm Springs Historical Society. pshistoricalsociety.org


February 19, 2017
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Additional Information

12 and older
Things to Know
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and hats and bring water. Please, no pets. (Service dogs welcome.) All tour duration times are approximate.
Photography Credits
Kirk Douglas and family at their home on Via Lola. Photo by Bill Anderson, copyright Palm Springs Art Museum. All rights reserved. Dinah Shore (right) and Nancy Chaffee. Photo by W.A. Wood. Courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society. All rights reserved. The Shapiro estate in Old Las Palmas where Liz Taylor honeymooned with Mike Todd. Courtesy Palm Springs Historical Society. All rights reserved.