Palm Springs Life Magazine August 2004

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ON THE COVER - Betty Ford. Photography by Douglas Kirkland/Corbis.


Betty Ford's Intervention
By Martin J. Smith and Patrick J. Kiger.
Personal confessions went from anonymous whispers to public declarations to a steady roar on the talk show circuit. It began on April 1, 1978.

Old Blue Eyes
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
In this adaptation from his book Bedtime Stories of the Legendary Ingelside Inn, Mel Haber recalls his first encounter with Frank Sinatra.

The Greatest Athlete of All Time
By Ellsworth Vines III.
Tamarisk Country Club's first head golf pro was an all-around athlete - an international tennis champion and golfing buddy and neighbor of celebrities and presidents. The remarkable story of Ellsworth Vines vividly recounts the four summers leading to his Wimbledon title, which catapulted the shy 17-year-old from obscurity to the cover of Time and the Wheaties cereal box as its first champion.

The Painter of Hearts
Photography by Ethan Kaminsky.
In an exclusive excerpt from her book Mad Anatomy, Palm Springs author Kimberly Nichols reveals the improbable aesthetic in one of the world's most perplexing killers.