TAKE A DRIVE

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TO SEE MID- CEN­TURY CELEB HOMES Frank Si­na­tra, Elvis Pres­ley, Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe … from the 1930s to the 1960s, Palm Springs is where Hol­ly­wood’s glam­orous re­clined pool­side, when movie stu­dios had it writ­ten into con­tracts that their big­gest sign­ings couldn’t be fur­ther than two hours away from Los An­ge­les in case they were needed for a stu­dio lunch or a photo shoot. Back then, you could stroll any street and you’d see the beau­ti­ful peo­ple gath­er­ing for cock­tail hour. You can see their fab­u­lous ar­chi­tect-de­signed mid-cen­tury homes, in­clud­ing Elvis’ hon­ey­moon house and Frank’s Twin Palms es­tate, where the pool is shaped like a piano. A new breed of celebs have now ar­rived to en­joy the ar­chi­tec­ture, with stars like Leo Di­caprio mov­ing in. Drive your­self or take a tour with a pro, Robert Im­ber. palm­springsmod­ern­tours.com

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