Palm Springs, Famous hangouts, Hipster pools & Art

Palm Springs, Famous hangouts, Hipster pools & Art

by Ben Smith

Palm Springs became the destination of choice for Hollywood actors in the 1920s - a place where all the stars could get away and let loose on their strictly controlled contracts from Hollywood. In 1934, Actors Charlie Farrell and Ralph Bellamy opened The Charles Farrell Racquet Club and soon the rest of Hollywood followed building homes and swimming pools in the ever expanding settlement.

Famous celebrities stayed and purchased hideaway homes here, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, George Hamilton, Albert Einstein, Bing Crosby and it was oftenly visited by Marlyn Monroe, Kitty Carlise and Elizabeth Taylor.

There are as many pools here as there are past celebrities, which one to choose is often the question, but the one you choose defines you. The Ace hotel is basically a night club there are DJ's,m Pool parties and Hipsters. Sparrows pool is a civilised establishment but the crowd isnt quite so hip and at the Parker the waitresses wear tennis skirts, enough said.

The Palm Spring Art Museum located in the heart of down town palm springs features a great selection of well loved art, loaned or donated by the area's affluent residents. The museum has an art collection hat rivals that of most cities and includes works from Pablo Picasso. Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Henry Moore. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art. 

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