Palm Springs in popular culture

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The resort towns of Palm Springs, California and other communities in the Coachella Valley, as a filming location, topical setting, and storyline subject for films, television shows, literature, and music, are frequently featured in popular culture. Besides Palm Springs, other nearby communities include Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and the Salton Sea. All are in Riverside County, southern California. This list focuses on the popular cultures of literature and music.

Topical setting or storyline[edit]

Literature[edit]

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Listed alphabetically by title, series, author last name.

Folklore and remembrances[edit]

Poetry[edit]

  • Casa de Cuerva: 501 Poems of the Palm Springs Backcountry – Ethan Applegarth (2012). ISBN 978-1105726651
  • The Desert & Other Verses – poetry by Robert L. Edwards (1930). R.L. Edwards. pp. 104. OCLC 11998278.[3]
  • Desert Lore – poems (especially "Andreas Canyon") by John Cutler Shedd (also, Willard Selwyn Wood, Spencer R. Atkinson, and Jesse Ray Miller) (1931). Los Angeles, CA: Jesse Ray Miller. pp. 47. OCLC 14760623. LCCN 31-25299.[3]
  • Desert Spring: PoemsNatasha Borovsky, with sketches by Malou Knappp (1993). Berkeley, CA: Sila Nova Press. pp. 59. OCLC 29819741
  • Enchanted Sands – poetry and reminiscences by Elwood Lloyd (1939). Los Angeles, CA: Arthur H. Steake. pp. 54. OCLC 8796275.[3]
  • Souvenirs of the Palm Springs Area – reminiscences and poetry by R.E. Harrington (1962). pp. 68. OCLC 3998802.[3]

Young adult and children's literature[edit]

Magazines[edit]

Films and television[edit]

Music and audio[edit]

Listed by earliest date of production or performance.

Cahuilla Indian legends and lore[edit]

  • Fischer, Millie Wolfe (2001). Footprints Through the Palms. Texas Ink. ASIN B001GTRUMU. OCLC 560777456. legendary Indian stories 
  • Patencio, (Chief) Francisco; Hemerdinger, Bill (illustrations) (1971). Hudson, Roy F., ed. Desert Hours with Chief Patencio. Palm Springs, CA: Desert Museum. p. 38. As told to Kate Collins.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthor= (help). LCC E99 C155 P3. OCLC 681440332, 2298555
  • Patencio, (Chief) Francisco; as told to Margaret Boynton (1970) [1943]. Stories and Legends of the Palm Springs Indians. Los Angeles, CA: Times-Mirror. p. 132. LCCN 44018350. OCLC 10803758.  Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help) OCLC 4020904, 19463094

Filming location[edit]

One of the first significant films shot in Palm Springs was Frank Capra's 1937 Lost Horizon, with scenes filmed in Tahquitz Canyon.[71][nb 24]

For a list of movies and television programs filmed in Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley area, see: List of films shot in Palm Springs, California.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Castles Burning was adopted into the 1986 film Slow Burn.
    It was translated and published in:
  2. ^ Fast Fade was translated and published in:
    • German as Ein schneller Abgang, with Uwe Anton, (1987). Bergisch Gladbach: Bastei Lübbe. ISBN 978-3404190706. OCLC 835082747
    • Italian as Sotto mentite spoglie, with Ombretta Giumelli, (1989). Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori. OCLC 839266243
    • Japanese as 消失のシナリオ/Shōshitsu no shinario, with 木村二郎 / Jiro Kimura, (1988). Tokoyo: Hayakawa Book. ISBN 978-4150015220. OCLC 836792549
  3. ^ "Lady Smith" was made into the 1936 movie Palm Springs. See: Palm Springs at the TCM Movie Database and Palm Springs at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  4. ^ The Last Seduction was translated and published in French as Orgueil et jalousie (2001). Paris: Harlequin. ISBN 978-2280107853. OCLC 468677205 and Greek as Hē teleutaia synantēsē (1996). Athēna: Charlenik Hellas. OCLC 222165683.
  5. ^ Where the Boys Are was translated and published in Spanish as Donde están los chicos, with Montserrat Triviño, (2005). Barcelona: Egales. ISBN 978-8488052001. OCLC 64428779, 433300383
  6. ^ Moody Forever was translated and published in:
  7. ^ Moving Target was translated and published in:
  8. ^ Released at the same time as the movie Palm Springs Weekend
  9. ^ Also published as Wish Upon a Star – (2004). New York: Kensington. ISBN 978-0758203120. OCLC 416214898
  10. ^ Adapted into the film Poodle Springs in 1998
  11. ^ Pulp was translated and published in:
  12. ^ An Offer He Can't Refuse was translated and published in German as Ein unwiderstehliches Angebot: Roman, with Ursula Walther, (2007). Berlin: Ullstein. ISBN 978-3548266169. OCLC 180875249
  13. ^ The Saint Goes West was adopted into the film The Saint in Palm Springs. See: The Saint in Palm Springs at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  14. ^ Stars was translated and published in:
  15. ^ Fugitive Nights was made into a 1993 feature film of the same title. Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert at the TCM Movie Database
  16. ^ The Secrets of Harry Bright was translated and published in Chinese as 沙漠之星 / Sha-mo zhi xing, with Wang Mei (1985). 皇冠出版社, Taibei Shi: Huang guan chu ban she, Minguo 75. pp. 318. OCLC 23816717, 19953139.
  17. ^ While Drowning in the Desert is available as an audiobook from Blackstone Audio (2011) ISBN 978-1441790637. OCLC 718422656 and in French as Noyade au désert (1999 & 2000). Trans. by Philippe Loubat-Delranc. Paris: Gallimard. ISBN 978-2070496549. OCLC 467959217, 409169855
  18. ^ The Winning of Barbara Worth was made into a 1926 silent film of the same title, OCLC 132840159, 318383640, The Winning of Barbara Worth at the American Film Institute Catalog; and a play by Edwin Milton Royle, OCLC 828660703.
  19. ^ From the WorldCat summary: "Holograph journal of trip from San Francisco to New York to Europe, Apr. 22, 1905 – Aug. 12, 1905 and a motor trip to Southern Calif. resorts Mar. 2–10, 1935."
  20. ^ Me Cheeta was translated and published in Hebrew as אני צ׳יטה : האוטוביוגרפיה / Ani Ts'iṭah: ha-oṭobiyografyah, with Yaʻel Akhmon (2011). Yehudah: Kineret: Zemorah-Bitan. p. 317. ISBN 978-9655178869. OCLC 704511984.
  21. ^ Partial abstract: Examines the history and activities of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
  22. ^ Desert Blues was translated and published in German as Desert Blues: Roman, with Rainer Schmidt, (1996 & 1998). Frankfort am Main: Eichborn. ISBN 978-3821803968. OCLC 770696085, 75651639, 75943789
  23. ^ A 45 RPM EP of Palm Springs Weekend was released in France under the title Les Dingues Sont Lachės, with the songs "Live Young", "Hurricane Twist", Ox Driver", and "A Little Bit of Love". Warner Bros France WEP 1434; UN n' ED 1519-1; ASIN B0059WY64K
  24. ^ Capra himself is buried at the Coachella Valley Public Cemetery near Indio.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classic Crime Fiction: Clifford Knight Bibliography
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l For commentary on this book, see: Wild, Peter (2011). Paradise of Desire: Eleven Palm Springs Novels. Tucson, AZ: Estate of Peter Wild. p. 281. OCLC 748584112. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Robinson, Nancy (1992). Palm Springs History Handbook. Palm Springs, CA: Palm Springs Public Library. p. 11. OCLC 31595834.  ISBN 978-0030476211. OCLC 729778932, 5824419
  4. ^ "Fire: a drama in three acts". Playbook. 2 (5–7). Oct–Dec 1914.  OCLC 17287569, 593527817. Performed as an outdoor pageant at Tahquitz Canyon in 1921. Culver, Lawrence (2012) [2010]. The Frontier of Leisure: Southern California and the Shaping of Modern America. Oxford University Press. p. 162. ISBN 978-0199891924.  OCLC 464581464, 811404022
  5. ^ a b c Wild, Peter (2007). The Grumbling Gods: a Palm Springs Reader. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-0874808995. LCCN 2007015086.  OCLC 122974473, 608203796, 608020250
  6. ^ Kindle editions only: Part 1. pp. 21. ASIN B004QGYBJ0; Part 2. pp. 21. ASIN B004S7A5WE; Part 3. pp. 25. ASIN B004SY9JVU. (Part 4 ("They Came"). pp. 26. ASIN B004VGX4U2; Part 5 ("Red Rum Rug"). pp. 16. ASIN B0056BLG4C)
  7. ^ The book describes a murder committed by Andrea Claire, a 39-year-old former aspiring actress and call girl. See: Lyons, Arthur; Funk, Stuart (illustrations). "The Black Widow of Rancho Mirage". Palm Springs Life. . Also see: Deadly Women: Season 6, "Brides of Blood"
  8. ^ "Elaine Chaddick, 88". Chicago Tribune. June 8, 2002. Retrieved August 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ See: Chapter "A Visit to Palm Springs"; Also available at: Ethel Twycross Foster. Little Tales of The Desert at Project Gutenberg
  10. ^ Betty and Veronica Comic Digest Magazine, ISSN 0886-134X, OCLC 24499388, 12680360
  11. ^ Palm Springs at the TCM Movie Database and Palm Springs at the American Film Institute Catalog
  12. ^ OCLC 497633386, 638207996
  13. ^ OCLC 83095423, 497562353, 83981939
  14. ^ OCLC 497358162
  15. ^ Slim Gaillard at AllMovie. Slim Gaillard at the Internet Movie Database; Recordings of "Palm Springs Jump" performed by Slim Gaillard & His Flat Foot Floogie Boys include:
  16. ^ OCLC 780294196
  17. ^ Missouri Public Libraries (MOBIUS) LCCN 93-715629. OCLC 13167082
  18. ^ New York: DRG Theater OCLC 44677203
  19. ^ Library of Congress data: LCCN 91-757869. Also, in 1976 Jack Fascinato, his Jack Fascinato Singers, and Toni Mulleanaux also recorded The Jack Fascinato Singers Sing a Song of Tennis at Palm Springs. Lincoln (LI-911). LCCN 94-760529. ASIN B005MEZF1I
  20. ^ Taped in Palm Springs. Credits include: Bill Colleran (producer & director); Johnny Bradford (writer); Frank Sinatra; Ella Fitzgerald; Peter Lawford; Juliet Prowse; Hermione Gingold; Red Norvo; Nelson Riddle and his orchestra; Sammy Cahn; Jimmy Van Heusen; and The Hi-Lo's. Hobart Productions. OCLC 58470954 and TV.com: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra
  21. ^ Library of Congress data: LCCN 91-757467
  22. ^ OCLC 17870883, 6456877 ASIN B001T96FW8
  23. ^ OCLC 498512437, Paul Evans at the Internet Movie Database, and Palm Springs Weekend at the American Film Institute Catalog
  24. ^ The Honey Pot: Original Motion Picture Score. Universal City, CA: MCA Classics. OCLC 20325955
  25. ^ OCLC 1999291, 1999459
  26. ^ Library of Congress data: LCCN 95-776970
  27. ^ Audio CD released in 2012 by New Gold Music, NGM-0045, ASIN B00919213A
  28. ^ Hoboken, NJ: Hoboken Records. OCLC 702663770
  29. ^ Rockin' the Night Away at the Internet Movie Database. UPC 082551070220
  30. ^ Kozinn, Allan (February 16, 2000). "Ervin Litkei, 78, Composer Of Many Patriotic Marches". New York Times. p. Arts. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  31. ^ Library of Congress data: LCCN 94-771137
  32. ^ 1995 VHS recording OCLC 36314444 (Leonard Reed); Palm Springs Yacht Club version made available in 2003 ASIN B0026O9PXG and ASIN B000CA6ZQ6
  33. ^ Carrboro, NC: Mammoth Records. OCLC 39764519
  34. ^ UPC 645185000324. OCLC 49417842
  35. ^ ASIN B000V94632
  36. ^ UPC 5012814060076
  37. ^ Original cast recording; Mark Savage (book, lyrics and music). Enchanted Cottage Studios; Los Angeles, CA: Belva Records. "The Pinafore, flagship of the new gay navy, is docked in Palm Springs.... – Container. OCLC 52753483
  38. ^ ASIN B00005CP0E
  39. ^ ASIN B000060P39
  40. ^ T and N Productions: ASIN B000CA6QJC
  41. ^ Universal City, CA: Universal Music & Video. OCLC 52548546
  42. ^ Radio Flyer Music. ISBN 978-0976152903. OCLC 589077683
  43. ^ Brooklyn, NY: Centaur. OCLC 786267874
  44. ^ Label: CDBY – ASIN B003N7G8KS
  45. ^ ASIN B000CADBBI
  46. ^ Camp Burlesque at the Internet Movie Database
  47. ^ ASIN B0054ERUCS
  48. ^ ASIN B0085VA1OG
  49. ^ ASIN B000U5WDGO
  50. ^ "Album dedicated to the Angel on the Mountain in Palm Springs..." ASIN B000E5OACK
  51. ^ ASIN B008VPVJC4
  52. ^ ASIN B000GBE5NQ
  53. ^ Canada: Remstar Interaction: Distribution Select. OCLC 789685003
  54. ^ ASIN B0012PAKEI
  55. ^ ASIN B000NIIX1W
  56. ^ MTV discography: Label: Switchback Productions; Audio CDs: CDBY label – 2007: ASIN B000MXP7IA; 2009: ASIN B0028ER6ZS
  57. ^ ASIN B0019JA7TK
  58. ^ Costa Mesa, CA: Volcom Entertainment. OCLC 185709001
  59. ^ Pinko Records OCLC 318462969, 316838379, 760096799
  60. ^ ASIN B003BMUZH2
  61. ^ Accidental. OCLC 795776662
  62. ^ Metrolyrics
  63. ^ Record Store Day; OCLC 758848973
  64. ^ Chapel Hill, NC: Merge Records. OCLC 726815581
  65. ^ ASIN B008U8I3EO
  66. ^ ASIN B005HEENU2
  67. ^ ASIN B001F3CRHU
  68. ^ OCLC 498384972; composed and recorded for the Chamber of Commerce, a recording sung by Dean Martin is in Howser, Huell (September 27, 2002). "O'Donnell House (36)". Palm Springs Week. Chapman University Huell Howser Archive.  from 21:20–23:56.
  69. ^ Label: DW – DW-1180; ASIN B003NXEQ9W
  70. ^ No label; ASIN B004C3WCHU
  71. ^ Lost Horizon at the American Film Institute Catalog

Further reading[edit]

  • Chase, J. Smeaton (1987) [1920]. Our Araby: Palm Springs and the Garden of the Sun. Pasadena, CA: Palm Springs Public Library [Star–News Publishing Co.] ISBN 0-9618724-0-3. LCCN 24010428. OCLC 6169840.  One of the first travel books of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley. Describes the animals, plants, and Native Americans that resided in Palm Springs before it was transformed into a posh resort town.
  • Churchwell, Mary Jo (2001). Palm Springs: the Landscape, the History, the Lore. Palm Springs, CA: Ironwood. ISBN 978-0971301603. LCCN 2001118347. OCLC 48484360.