Palm Springs Life Magazine March 2001

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ON THE COVER — Relaxing in the sunshine, our cover Oscars catch up on a little R&R before tackling their big duties March 25 in Los Angeles. Oscar is a registered and copyrighted trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Illustration by Stuart Funk.


The Oscars and The Springs
By Stewart Weiner. Illustration by Stuart Funk.
No place on earth are the Oscar telecasts followed as closely as they are here in the desert, namely because so many former nominees and winners reside here. Welcome to our special Oscar supplement.

And The Winners Are (Usually From Palm Springs
By Howard Johns. Photography from Hollywood Memories.
Film historian Howard Johns runs through the entire list of famed desert residents who have strode the red carpet, presented and received the coveted Oscar. A real keeper.

Bob Hope’s Top Ten Oscar Jokes
Compiled by Ward Grant. Photography from Hollywood Memories.
Ward Grant, close confidante of the great comedian, shares Hope’s best Oscar jokes, most of them centering around the fact that Hope’s acting skills were never recognized. (In truth, Hope won numerous Oscars for all of his contributions to the biz.)

It’ll Happen One Night: How to Give an Oscar Party
By Nelson Aspen. Photography from the Harold Lloyd Estate, The Image Bank.
Aspen, the Hollywood correspondent for TV Guide Television, provides ideas and recipes for a fun Oscar evening.

Eternally Yours: The Jewels of Oscar-Winner Loretta Young
By Sarah Hagerty. Photography from Sotheby’s.
Come gush and drool over the late desert resident’s collection of gorgeous gems.

Oscar’s In The House! (Of Travilla)
By Stewart Weiner. Photography and sketches courtesy House of Travilla.
Desert resident Bill Sarris, partner of the late Bill Travilla, recalls some of the House’s winning designs and reveals a few of his sketches for Oscar-night gowns, up for consideration by the stars of today.

Fashion Destination: Palm Springs!
By Pennie Humphreys. Photography by Richard Reinsdorf/Winston West.
When Seattle retailer Eddie Bauer opted to use Palm Springs’ charms as background for the photos in its spring catalogue, we asked the photo crew, led by producer Greg Arnold and famed photographer Reinsdorf, to keep notes and report on their experiences here in the desert. The art director of the shoot, Miss Humphreys, kept a diary and herewith shares her memories of the work (and a little of the play).


Desert Homes & Gardens
Edited by Jean Penn.
This month's edition peeks inside an Italianate villa in Palm Springs and also explores one design team's infatuation with "The Great Alexanders."