200 S Civic Dr, Palm Springs, California, USA. Ebert, Roger (June 16, 2010). The architect’s preference for glass, beams, atriums, interior light, cement blocks, and courtyards also show in other valley buildings, including his 1948 Town & Country Center in downtown Palm Springs and his 1966 Annenberg estate, Sunnylands, in Rancho Mirage. Lautner created a very Bondian lair by incorporating the massive boulders on the 23-acre site into the Elrod House’s actual structure, in keeping with the organic architecture philosophy of his mentor Frank Lloyd Wright. In the film, Justin Timberlake’s character holds the kidnapped teenager (Anton Yelchin) in a gilded cage — the Koerner House on S. Calle De Maria in Deepwell, a coveted Palm Springs neighborhood. © Copyright 2020 Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism. USED WITH PERMISSION. The filmmakers made full use of the 6,307 square-foot, three-bedroom, 4.75-bath single-family house in two of the movie’s key scenes — highlighting its sprawling back yard, trapezoid pool, front gate and carport, and mirror-and-rock walled living room. Roger Ebert (August 4, 2000). Other festivals include Festival of Native Film & Culture, Palm Springs Film Noir Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Cinema Diverse Film Festival. Palm Springs Weekend ( 1963) Palm Springs Weekend. The four-bedroom, four-bath midcentury house sprawls over 4,224 square feet on 1.1 acres. When the Bond series’ visionary set designer Ken Adam set eyes upon the Elrod House on star-studded Southridge Drive, he recounted: “I said ‘This is as though I designed it. Nothing’s cheap when you pay the price she’s paying!” The title of The Damned Don’t Cry originates from the Eugene O’Neill play Mourning Becomes Electra, but any artsy pretense ends there. The back entrance to Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estates in Palm Springs still opens onto Alejo Road. Cruise visits the wind farms again in 2006 — this time via a helicopter chase — in Mission Impossible III. And Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) comes face to face with the life-size Cabazon dinosaurs in 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. Even Knott’s Soak City, the Palm Springs water-theme park, and Cathedral City’s Boomers miniature golf course had Hollywood close-ups in 2000’s Ben Affleck-Gwyneth Paltrow romance Bounce. The 9 minute segments were combined and released on VHS in 1989. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Wilde, Justin Timberlake. Palm Springs Councilman Harry Paisley blasted the Warner Brothers’ script as “the most terrible thing I ever read … They make a fool of our police chief, our hotels, and everything else.” Today, this tale of teenagers on spring break looks about as wild as a detergent commercial. Jack Warner was impressed by the success of Where the Boys Are (1960). Bill Brennan, General Manager Vacation Palm Springs (760) 778-7832 # # # Vacation Palm Springs was founded in 2001, offering property management services, representing homes, condos and luxury estates for rent, by the week, month and weekend. In the film, a clan of good-looking thieves (Clooney and Pitt among them) descend upon the swanky home of not-so-good-looking former casino owner Reuben Tishkoff (Elliot Gould). On the set with Norman Taurog and Troy Donahue. The Film Permit Officer can process your film permit and assist with location recommendations and resources. 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Built in 1956 as a collaboration between the Alexander Co. and the architecture firm of William Krisel and Dan Saxon Palmer, Ocotillo Lodge featured an enormous champagne cork-shaped pool and portico canopy entry. 303 N. Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs California 92262, JOSHUA WHITE/COURTESY PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM. Just when it looks like Bond finally met his feline match, the trio all end up in a pool overlooking Palm Springs. From scenic snow-covered mountains to a desert oasis, from mid-century modern architecture to wild-western desert, Palm Springs offers a stunning variety both indoors and outdoors. For the filming of The Damned Don’t Cry, Sinatra relented and allowed Twin Palms’ exteriors to stand in for a gangster’s desert hideaway, as repayment for an unknown favor Sinatra owed someone. From scenic snow-covered mountains to a desert oasis, from mid-century modern architecture to wild-western desert, Palm Springs offers … Many great productions have been shot in Palm Springs including The Player (1992), Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Mission: Impossible III (2006), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Sahara (1943), The Scorpion King (2002), Lost Horizon (1937) and many more. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work". He wanted to make a similar film about the influx of teenagers into Palm Springs during the Easter vacation break, using the large number of young actors they had under contract. • Locations 760 Interesting? JULIUS SHULMAN PHOTOGRAPHY ARCHIVE RESEARCH LIBRARY AT THE GETTY RESEARCH INSTITUTE. With DVDs and movie downloads, you can see some of the area’s best-known landmarks from the comfort of your sofa. ©® Desert Publications Inc. Joan Crawford, Steve Cochran, and David Brian. Palm Springs’ unique and diverse architecture, landscape and locations provide spectacular opportunities for filming and photo shoots. It covers filming locations in Palm Springs and other nearby resort communities of the Coachella Valley. First designed and opened by Irwin Schuman (owner of Palm Springs’ famous Chi Chi Club), the Riviera was the only hotel in the United States at the time to be built in a spoke-wheel shape. In 1947, a then 31-year-old Sinatra waltzed into desert master architect’s E. Stewart Williams’ Palm Springs office and said he wanted a Georgian-style house built in the desert. The 406-room hotel returned to its original 1958 color scheme of canary yellow, orange, and chartreuse, with the addition of retro-chic decor and a 12,000-square-foot spa with an indoor pool. Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman, List of films and TV series set in Palm Springs, California, List of films shot in Riverside, California, "1919 movie 'The Lone Star Ranger' shot in Palm Springs", Palm Springs Desert Cities Virtual Film Office: Filmed in the Desert Cities, "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011", Famous Movie Locations: Wheel Inn Restaurant from 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' (Cabazon, California), Inland Empire Film Commission: IEFC Film Credits, "For a Filmmaker, the Green Things in Life Are Free". © J. PAUL GETTY TRUST. Since Hollywood’s first heartthrob, Rudolph Valentino, shot The Sheik in the desert in 1921, filmmakers have come to the Coachella Valley like bees to cactus blossoms. "William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd in Palm Springs for movie", FoxNews.com: "Evangelist Tammy Faye Messner Dies of Cancer at 65", "Palm Springs Home To Radio Veterans: Stars of 'Golden Era, "In the Desert, a Jim Thompson Novel Blossoms on Film", "Local beach creates perfect atmosphere for 'River Monster' promo", "Rancho Las Palmas: Player-Friendly 27 Holes Another Robinson, Marriott Desert Winner", "Where to Sleep and Dine During the Palm Springs Film Festival", City of Rancho Mirage: Historical Context. Alpha Dog takes place in Palm Springs at the Koerner House, although the story’s real-life kidnapping and murder occurred 200 miles away in Santa Barbara. The studio had the title, Palm Springs Weekend even before they had a script. These communities, which include Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Mecca, Thermal, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and the Salton Sea, are in Riverside County, southern California. Palm Springs Life Vintage Covers Notecard Boxed Set, Philanthropy Honorees Have Their Day in the Desert. [1], The Amos 'n' Andy and The Jack Benny Program radio shows were frequently broadcast from Palm Springs; also, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, and Bob Hope broadcast from the city.[73]. But Palm Springs Weekend placed the desert getaway squarely on the Baby Boomer map and showcased two local resorts: The Ocotillo Lodge and The Riviera Hotel. Most of the 2006 indie film Alpha Dog — directed by Nick Cassavetes (son of actress Gena Rowlands and filmmaker John Cassavetes) — takes place in Palm Springs, although the story’s real-life kidnapping and murder occurred 200 miles away in Santa Barbara. Palm Springs Weekend’s ponytailed kids also frolicked at Riviera Palm Springs, which reopened in 2008 after a $70 million overhaul. I don’t have to do anything.’” Called “the ultimate bachelor pad” by Playboy, architect John Lautner designed the Elrod House in 1968 (as well as Bob Hope’s UFO-style edifice at the dead end of Southridge in 1979). Abhorred by the idea and fearful it would destroy his firm’s reputation, Williams finally swayed Sinatra with visionary renderings of a low-slung, redwood-clad, glass-walled futuristic structure. Actor Steve Cochran enjoys the pool at the Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate in Palm Springs. The City of Palm Springs requires a film permit  for a motion picture or still photography within the City. VHS. Ocean’s Eleven cast members Elliot Gould and Carl Reiner at the A. Quincy Jones designed house in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. Matthew Link May 31, 2013 Arts & Entertainment 0 Comments. Tahquitz Canyon’s 60-foot waterfall appears at the tear-jerking climax of Frank Capra’s 1937 classic Lost Horizon. All rights reserved. The vast Salton Sea basin surfaces in movies ranging from 1942’s Wake Island to 1957’s The Monster That Challenged the World to the 2002 Val Kilmer vehicle aptly named The Salton Sea. ©2020 Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office, Inc. Rather appropriate, as the last act of the movie is set at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate (1145 E. Via Colusa, Palm Springs), where rumor has it Ol’ Blue Eyes hosted mafia members as houseguests. Palm Springs International Short Film Festival, Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indian Properties. Joan Crawford and Richard Egan make their way around the pool at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estates in Palm Springs. A. Quincy Jones designed the house in 1959 for a prominent Chicago family. Opened in 1964 when Polynesian-themed resorts and restaurants bloomed, the 90-room Caliente Tropics was one of several tiki-inspired roadside properties owned by millionaire motelier Ken Kimes (later charged with various crimes by the FBI).

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