On this page we feature other sorts of media about the Palm Springs area including View-Master reels, a promotional film strip, a few slides and yearbooks (coming soon) and even some music. The captions in [brackets], whenever possible, include labels from the original item in “quotation marks.” We add estimated dates and other details. For best viewing experience, choose the 720p or higher setting on the player.Click images to enlarge.
Indio National Date Festival Pageant Souvenir Album 1983 featuring John Easton Stuart as Prince Kassim and Kathy Westmoreland as Princess Scheherazade. Produced and Directed by Larry Canady. Listen here on Internet Archive. (We nearly put this album in the “Weird Stuff” category, but it was recorded for the Date Festival.)
Premiere of the film THE TALL “T” starring Randolph Scott, who was also Grand Marshall for that day’s Desert Circus parade.
The Miami Herald, September 7, 1958. AP News (feature by John Beckler on Coachella Valley.) “Palm Springs: Incredible Oasis in the Desert” Caption reads: “Wealth and poverty in the famed desert resort of Palm Springs, Calif., are contrasted in these pictures. Top photo shows one of the many plush homes, some costing up to $250,000, that give the city an appearance of a modern Baghdad. Below is the shack home of one of the 2,500 people who perform the menial chores that make the good life possible for wealthy visitors. There is a movement afoot to clear the slum section of Palm Springs to make way for a housing development…” To read more.