DON ADAMS - 2548 South Camino Real, Palm Springs. Somketree Neighborhood. Get Smart actor bought this 1962, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1977. It has 2,504sf on a 10,454sf lot. Adams played in 34 titles from 1963-2000, but once he played agent Maxwell Smart on Get Smart (1965-70) the role would forever over shadow his career. He reprised the role on the big screen, TV, movies, more.EADIE ADAMS - 760 South Calle Santa Cruz, Palm Springs. Demuth Park Neighborhood. Big band singer lived here. The home was built in 1958 and has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with 1,317sf and a 7,405sf lot. Eadie and her husband guest starred on the final episode of I Love Lucy. In 1962 she founded Eadie Adams Realty. AL ADAMSON - 1342 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Deepwell Neighbrhood. Casa Blanca Motor Lodge. Film maker, Adamson, and his wife/actress Regina Carroll, owned this hotel under the name Casa Blanca Motor Lodge in the 1970’s - now the Musicland Motel - where he housed over the hill actors and supporting crew while producing B grade horror and sexploitation films. In 1995, Adamson’s body was found murdered under the Jacuzzi of his Indio home.AL ADAMSON - 899 North Avenida De Las Palmas, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. In 1975, Adamson rented this palatial 7,006sf, 5 bedroom, 6 bath home to make the sexploitation movie Blazing Stewardesses starring Yvonne De Carlo. In 1995 Adamson was found murdered, his body stuffed under his hot tub. The home was built by silent screen star Lloyd in 1925 on a 43,996sf lot with a pool. The rear entrance address is 878 Avenida Palos Verdes.BUDDY ADLER - 1255 Camino Mirasol North, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. 20th Century Fox Head of Production and a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild lived here with his actress wife Anita Louise until Adlers death in 1960. The 3 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,003sf home was built in 1951 on 15,026sf lot.JOHN AGAR - 448 East Cottonwood Road, Movie Colony & El Mirador neighborhood. 1960 home of the B-movie actor's mother whom he would visit in the winter. He was married to Shirley Temple from 1945, when she was 17 and he 24, and they worked together on Fort Apache starring John Wayne. After their divorce, he could only find work in B Sci-fi films and later on TV. CHRIS ALCAIDE - 502 North Cerritos Drive, Palm Springs. Sunrise and Airport Neighborhoods. Cowboy villain actor lives in this 2,895sf, 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, built in 1977, with his photographer wife Peri Hatman. GEORGE ALEXANDER - 231 Lyn Circle, Palm Springs. Sunmor Neighborhood. Custom built in 1958 by Palm Springs mid-century modern builder etraordinairre George Alexander. It has 4 bedrooms and 4 baths with 2,550sf on a 9,583sf lot. The U-shaped home surrounds a pool and Jacuzzi in the back yard. The home later became the famed pianist Liberace's second Palm Springs home. It was his guest house. His full name is Wladziu Valentino “Lee” Liberace.BOB ALEXANDER: 1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. This home was William Krisel designed and built by Robert for his wife Helene. This 2 bed, 5 bath, 4,695sf home on a 15,246sf lot is a showpiece of Palm Springs mid-century modern architecture. George Alexander and his wife Mildred, also known as “Jimmie”, and their son Robert Alexander, with his wife Helene, were killed on November 14, 1965 on an ill-fated flight from Palm Springs to Burbank. The Learjet Model 23 (N243F) was chartered from the Flying Tiger Line and crashed into the Little Chocolate Mountains near Indio, California. Robert and Helene were survived by their 11-year old daughter Jill, who was not on the plane. This home is also the famous Honeymoon Hideaway of the Elvis Presley and Priscilla, who intended to marry in PS, yet escaped the reporters camped out front and flew to Vegas in Sinatra’s borrowed plane to be wed on May, 1, 1967.IRVING ALLEN - 1840 South Caliente Road, Palm Springs. Twin Palms Neighborhood. Producer would have been the partner of James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli, but he dissolved the partnership too soon and lost out on the secret agent franchise. Allen bought this 3 bedroom, 2 bath 1,600sf home brand new in 1957. It sits on a 10,890sf lot. GITTA ALPAR - 671 Grenfall Road, Palm Springs. Warm Sands Nieghorhood. Pre-WWII German Film and Hungarian Opera star who came to America during the rise of the Nazi's. At one time she was married to Metropolis leading man Gustav Froelich. Retired here in the 1960's and gave singing lessons. The home, dubbed "Villa DuBarry" was built in 1956 and consists of 2,904sf with 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms atop a sizable 13,504sf lot. BOB ANDERSON - 540 North Lujo Circle, Palm Springs. Sunrise and Airport Neighborhoods. Child actor of It's a Wonderful Life, Ruthless, Maryland, who later worked as a sound mixer and production manager, then line producer and production consultant on Passenger 57, Demolition Man, Heat lives in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,541sf home which was built in 1973 on a 11,326sf lot. HERBERT ANDERSON - 291 East Mel Avenue, Palm Springs Movie Colony & El Mirador Neighborhoods Actor who played Dennis the Menace's father on TV in 1960's lived here in the Rancho El Mirador condos in 1994. KENNETH ANGER - 570 North Via Corta, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Hollywood Babylon writer lived in the guest house here in 1995 and claimed the home was haunted by the ghost of Al Jolson. Colleen Applegate (aka Shauna Grant) - 352 West Dominguez Road, Palm Springs. Racquet Club neighborhood. X-rated actress committed suicide with a pistol to the head in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,225sf home on March 21, 1984 owned by her boyfriend, downtown PS business owner Jake Ehrlich. (Pelle's Leather Goods)THOMAS ARDIES - 2122 East Baristo Road, Palm Springs. Sunmor neighborhood. Newspaperman who wrote a cheap thriller titled Palm Springs, lived here in 1978 and owned it till 1993. His widow owned it another 8 years till 2001. It's a 1,727 sf home, built in 1960 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and sits on a 9,583sf lot. ARTHUR ARLING - 352 East Glen Circle North, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Oscar Winning Cameraman for Best Color Cinematography for Gone With The Wind and The Yearling, bought this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,225sf home in 1970. It was built in 1959 with a pool on a 14,810sf lot. RUSSELL ARMS - 2918 North Davis Way, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Actor who began his career in The Man Who Came to Dinner lived here from 1989-2004. The 1,463sf home was built in 1959 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths on a 10,019sf lot. Arms' career was stalled by WWII and upon his return was on Your Hit Parade, a forerunner to American Bandstand. DESI ARNAZ - Indian Wells Hotel. 76661 Highway 111, Indian Wells. Originally called the Desi Arnaz Western Resort and Country Club, this hotel first opened in 1956 with only a 9-hole golf course. A second nine opened a year later. It also boasted a secret gambling room known as "The Snake Pit." The hotel was sold shortly after the couples divorce in 1960 and is now the Indian Wells Hotel.DESI ARNAZ - 71475 Mashie Drive/71475 Kaye Ballard Lane, Rancho Mirage. Thunderbird Country Club. Desi and his second wife Edith Hirsh bought this 1955 home in 1963. It has 3 bedrooms 2 baths in 2,094sf and a pool on a 9,583sf lot. He eventually sold it completely furnished to actress Kaye Ballard of the Desilu TV sitcom Mother’s-In-Law (1967-69) fame and the street was renamed in her honor.GEORGE ARNOLD - 893 West Camino Sur, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Producer of Rhythm on Ice bought this home when it was new in 1961. It has 3,608sf, 3 bedrooms and 4 baths on a 17,424sf lot.VIVIAN AUSTIN - 2807 Sunflower Loop, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. In 1996, actress who was voted Miss Hollywood in 1943 lived in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,068sf condo, built in 1984. Austin acted in 26 films during the 1930’s and 1940’s. She was also a stunt double and a leg model. GENE AUTRY owned two hotels in Palm Springs: The Ocotillo Lodge (1111 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Twin Palms neighborhood) and The Gene Autry Hotel (4200 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Seven Lakes neighborhood). The Gene Autry Hotel was his longest ownership, which he bought as The Holiday Inn in 1961, briefly named the Melody Ranch and then decided to name after himself. He used the hotel to house many celebrity friends and even the California Angels baseball team, who did their Spring training in Palm Springs till the 1980s.GENE AUTRY - 358 West Mountain View Placce, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Final Palm Springs resting place of Gene Autry who bought this 10,587sf, 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in 1997. The home, built in 1940, has a 6 car garage, a tennis court and a pool on a 61,855sf lot. Autry has a long history in the city of Palm Springs including, the ownership of the Gene Autry Hotel, The Ocotillo Lodge, and the bringing of the Anaheim Angels baseball team to the desert for their spring training in the 1960’s and 70’s to Angel Stadium in Sunrise Park. HY AVERBACK - 666 Alexander Way, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Actor-director moved into this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1968. It was built in 1959, has 1,225sf and sits on a 11,326sf lot with a pool. During WWII, he created the comical character Tokyo Mose, lampooning the Japanese’s Tokyo Rose. JOHN AYLESWORTH -1549 East Twin Palms Drive, Palm Springs. Twin Palms neighborhood. In 1980, comedy writer Aylesworth owned this 2 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,690sf condo which was built in 1976. Aylesworth was a writer on 41 shows and films from 1962-92 and he produced 14 TV shows during that time, including The Sonny and Cher Show. In the Celebrity Index Aylesworth is shown with Lorne Greene of Bonanza fame. FAYE BAINTER - 242 West Camino Descanso, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Best Supporting Actress for Jezebel lived here the year she won the Oscar in 1958. The home was built in 1940 with 3 bedrooms and 5 baths with 4,237sf of interior space on a 16,238sf lot with a pool and jacuzzi. Other works include: Our Town (1940) and The Children’s Hour (1961). JIM & TAMMY FAYE BAKKER - 366 West Camino Alturas, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Televangelists rented this 2,833sf 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 1958 home with a 25,700sf lot, called "Les Petit Oasis," in January 1988. It was from this home that the Bakkers tried to perpetrate a west coast religiously themed amusement/condominium and timeshare theme park similar to their fraudulently oversold Heritage Park idea which landed Jim in jail.JIM & TAMMY FAYE BAKKER - 688 East Vereda Sur, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Televangelists hid out in this rented five bedroom home in 1987 as their religious empire was crumbling and throngs of television news crews waited outside.LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ - 334 West Hermosa Place, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. This home was owned by studio boss Samuel Goldwyn when, in 1954, lucy and Desi took this more semi-permanent step to oversee construction of their Thunderbird Ranch home in Rancho Mirage, which was completed later that same year. In years to come, Desi and his Orchestra would open the Chi Chi Club & Lucy was Queen of the Desert Circus Parade.LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ - 1194 North Via Miraleste, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. It's claimed the famous couple occasionally rented this 6 bedroom, 6 bath, 2,801sf home, built in 1936 on a 16,117sf lot with a pool, as their marriage and careers grew and they sought more privacy, yet still wanted to be a part of the El Mirador crowd. But, when I contacted Lucie Arnaz about this, she directed a staff member to me to say, "They never lived there."LUCILLE BALL & DESI ARNAZ - 40241 Club View Drive, Rancho Mirage. Thunderbird Country Club. Built in 1955 and bought brand new by Lucy and Desi, this 5,705sf home was the primary address of Lucy and Desi in the desert. The lot upon which the home sits is claimed to have been won in a card game by Desi. After Lucy and Desi's divorce in 1960, the home was lived in by Lucy and her second husband Gary Morton. The home is still owned by Mary Morton, Gary Morton's second wife and widow.KAYE BALLARD - 71475 Mashie Drive/71475 Kaye Ballard Drive, Rancho Mirage. Actress from the Mother-In-Laws bought this home fully furnished from Desi in 1970 and has lived here ever since. The 1955 home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, in 2,094sf and a pool on a 9,583sf lot.JOSEPH BARBERA - 533 Camino Norte, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Co-creator of Tom & Jerry, The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby-Doo and other Hannah-Barbera cartoons owned this large 3 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,360sf home for at least 21 years, 1980-2001; the year he died. Built in 1938 on a 39,640sf lot, the Barbera Trust owns it still today.DON BARCLAY - 2110 North Deborah Road, Palm Springs. Desert Park Estates. In 1970, this Character actor of more than 80 films, including Our Gang (1922-44), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943) and Mary Poppins (1964), retired to this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,620sf, 1958 home on a 11,761sf lot.LITA BARON - 1508 South La Verne Way, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Actress and ex-wife of Rory Calhoun bought this 3 bedroom, 4 bath condo new in 1976. it has 2,690sf on a 4,792sf lot. Baron acted in 25 titles from 1945-79, including: Pan-Americana (1945), The I Love Lucy Show (Cuban Pals 1952), Death Valley Days (1968-69). RONA BARRETT - 357 South Via Las Palmas, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Hollywood gossip columnist lived in this home in 1978. The same year she published her book How You Can Look Rich and Achieve Sexual Ecstasy. It was built in 1946 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,738sf of living space on a 15,682sf lot with a pool. GENE BARRY - 2370 Alhambra Drive, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Actor of TV's Bat Masterson fame bought this 2 bedroom, 3 bath home in 1975. It was built in 1968 with 2,765sf on a 12,635sf lot. Barry worked on 85 projects during his career, which began in 1950 with TV’s The Clock. He also played in both War of Worlds films (1953 and 2005).LES BAXTER -1540 East Mel Avenue Palm Springs. Movie Colony & El Mirador neighborhoods. Composer, conductor of the 1950's Beach Parties films lived in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,046sf home on a 10,454sf lot. Baxter’s career spanned everything from Nat King Cole albums to Sea World theme music. He was once heralded as writing the entire score to a movie in only 3 hours for $5000. His greatest contribution is the creation of exotic space music with his album Music Out of the Moon.IRVING BEECHER - 723 East Vereda Sur/ 700 East Vereda Sur, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. Screenwriter of Meet Me in St. Louis, The Life of Riley, Bye Bye Birdie, and more, lived here from 1959-1979. Home now renumbered 700 Vereda Sur. The 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,568sf home was built in 1957 on a 27,878sf lot with a pool.WILLIAM BENDIX -2744 South Camino Real, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Actor lived here for one year in 1963. The 1962 home has 3,522sf of interior space with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths on a 12,632sf lot. Bendix performed in 88 titles from 1942-65 including: The Life of Riley (1949), Blackbeard, The Pirate (1952), Overland Trail (1960), Young Fury (1965) and many more. WILLIAM BENDIX - 372 South Monte Vista Drive, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood. Actor who played in 88 titles from 1942-1965 resided here with his wife Theresa. Bendix was best known for playing Chester A. Riley in Life of Riley (1949) and portraying The Babe in The Babe Ruth Story (1948). The 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was built in 1948 with 1,606sf and a pool on a 8,712sf lot.LOUIS BENOIST - 385 Alta Vista Road, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Best known as one of the 1960’s owners of Almaden Wineries, Benoist bought this home in 1949. In 1950, he hired Albert Frey to build a guesthouse with a glass roof that had a canvas rolltop for shade and utilized natural hillside rock for the fireplace. The original building was a two-story European style villa with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths with a large outdoor Greco-Roman bath. JACK BENNY - 424 West Vista Chino, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Actor/comedian and his actress/wife Mary Livingston bought this home in 1965. A long-time desert fan, Benny lived here till his death in 1974. This 7 bedroom, 6 bath home has 4,946sf, a tennis court and a pool. In 1964, it was redesigned by architect Samuel Marx.JACK BENNY - East Valmonte Sur, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. In 1947, Benny rented this 2,532sf home as his first residence in the desert. It was built in 1936 with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths on a 12,197sf lot with a pool. The comedian, known best for his penny pinching and violin playing became a Palm Springs resident stretching more than 40 years.JACK BENNY - 987 North Avenida Palos Verdes, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. In 1951, this became comedian & actor Benny’s first owned desert home after purchasing it from the producer of two of his movies, William Pearlberg. He is shown here with his wife Mary Livingstone and daughter Joan. It was during these years that Benny broadcast The Jack Benny Show from the Plaza Theatre.EDGAR BERGEN - 1575 North Via Norte, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Ventriloquist/actor and father to Candice Bergen, lived at this address from 1947-1951. Conflicting histories surround this home. It either had a significant remodel in the 1950’s or 60’s or was completely torn down and rebuilt.POLLY BERGEN - 161 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood. Actress who starred in three Martin-Lewis comedies moved here in 1955 after divorcing the first of three husbands. She started acting in radio in 1949 and played Stella Wingfield in 10 episodes of Desperate Housewives from 2007-2011. This property is now a part of the Casa Cody Hotel.BUSBY BERKELEY - 318 East Via Altamira, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. The director, whose real name was William Enos, moved into this 4 bedroom, 3 bath Spanish Colonial home in 1958, where he lived until his death in 1976. It has 2,678sf and a pool on a 14,375sf lot. PANDRO BERMAN - 259 West Camino Alturas, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Producer of 115 films (1931-70) lived here in 1951. The home was built in 1945 with 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, 2,576sf on a 13,504sf lot. Berman is best known for National Velvet (1944), Father of the Bride (1955), Elvis’s Jailhouse Rock (1957) and A Patch of Blue (1965) BRUNO BERNARD - 997 North Tuxedo Circle, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Photographer, Bernard of Hollywood, owned this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home until 1991 when he gave it to his busty Playboy model daughter Susan Lynn Bernard Sommer. She owned it till 2000. It was built in 1959 with 1,600sf on a 13,939sf lot. He also had a photography studio business downtown Palm Springs next to what is now Peabody’s Coffee House.BRUNO BERNARD - 138 South Palm Canyon Drive, Tennis Club neighborhood/Downtown. Desert photography studio of Bruno Bernard, the famous Bernard of Hollywood. Bernard saw Palm Springs as an opportunity to further cement his name as Photographer to the Stars by keeping a studio open in Palm Springs. The location is now home to a Birkentosck shoe store. He also owned a home in the Las Palmas neighborhood until his death in 1991. The advertisement depicted here in the Index was from the 1944 Palm Springs yellow pages.MR. BLACKWELL - 715 East Spencer Drive, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Lived here with boyfriend/hairstylist Robert Spencer who built the 1,225sf 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1959. Palm Springs Mayor, Thunderbird Country Club & El Mirador Hotel manager, horse wrangler, publisher and author of the book: Palm Springs First One Hundred Years, lived in the desert from 1927-2009. He died in the city he loved at the age of 99. The home was built in 1955. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths with 2,383sf on a 13,068sf lot. It’s now owned by his wife Negie.SONNY BONO & CHER - 256 West Camino Bueno Vista, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Bought in the early 1970's while the musician & actor was still married to Cher. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was originally built in 1945. It has 2,809sf with a 13,989sf lot. Sonny & Cher divorced in 1975; 1 daughter Chastity (Chaz). He sold it in August of 1986.SONNY BONO - 1700 North Indian Canyon Drive, Racquet Club Estates neighborhood. Bono’s Restaurant opened in 1986 where Sonny met his waitressing wife, Mary Whitaker, who replaced Sonny as a U.S. Representative after his death in 1998. It was Sonny’s difficulties with City Hall in opening the restaurant which propelled him to run for Mayor in 1988, which he won. SONNY BONO - 301 El Camino Way & 294 West Crestview Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Pop-icon, restaurateur, PS Film Festival founder, PS Mayor (1988-1992) and U.S. Representative for PS area in 1994, till he died in a skiing accident. Sonny & Mary bought this estate in 1986. The 1940 home has 7 bedrooms , plus a 2 bedroom guesthouse, sits on a 1 and a half acre lot with a pool. Mary sold it shortly after Sonny’s death in 1998.ARTHUR K. BOURNE - 466 South Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Tennis Cub neighborhood. Billionaire playboy son who inherited a Singer Sewing Machine director's fortune had Walter Neff design and build this 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,077sf home on a 10,019sf lot in 1933. CLARA BOW - 200 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East neighborhood. The home no longer stands but the memory of America’s first sweetheart of film lives on. Her time in the desert was spent visiting friends Charles “Buddy” Rogers, Janet Gaynor & Bob Hope. She was listed in the 1959 Palm Springs phone book as living here and when I moved to the desert in 1976 the home was still standing, though in decrepit shape. But somewhere in the 1990’s, when the PS Convention Center was expanded, the home was torn down.STEPHEN BOYD - 501 North Juanita Road, Palm Springs. Sunrise and Airport neighborhoods. Actor fought against Charlton Heston in the chariot race scene in Ben-Hur and then became typecast for other 1960's Historical epics, lived in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath 1,360sf home in 1965. It was built in 1960 on a 12,197sf lot. RAY BRADBURY - 1837 South Caliente Road, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club & TwinPalms neighborhoods. Sci-Fi and weird tales author has owned this 1,733sf 3 bedroom, 2 bath desert home from 1981 till his death in 2012. desert home from 1981 till 2011. Bradbury began his writing career on a rented typewriter in the basement of UCLA’s Powell Library. In all, he wrote 11 novels and over 400 novellettes and short stories. In the 1990’s Ray Bradbury did a half dozen book signings at my store, Celebrity Books, becoming our own resident author and signing thousands of books over the years. As I got to know him, I often remarked to others how Ray seemed to be a man who was reaping the rewards of doing what he loved.HARRY BRAND - 1575 East San Jacinto Way, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East neighborhood. 20th Century Fox Director of Publicity purchased this home in 1956. It was built a year earlier in 1955 with 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 1,674sf of living space and a pool on a 8,276sf lot. MILTON BREN - 215 West Racquet Club Road, Palm Springs. Racquet Club neighborhood. This home has been replaced by more modern construction. Bren negotiated the sale of Frank Baum's book Wizard of Oz to MGM and used this home in 1939-1940. Co-Founder of Liberty Films, producer of It's a Wonderful Life, owned this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1,720sf home built in 1947 on a 7,841sf lot.OSCAR BRODNEY - 1700 Grand Bahama Drive West, Palm Springs. South Palm Springs: Smoketree neighborhood. Screenwriter lived here in 1975. Three bedroom, two bath, 1,576sf condo was built in 1972. Brodney wrote 59 films and shows from 1942-1987, including: Harvey (1950) starring Jimmy Stewart, Two of the Francis The Talking Mule Movies starring Donald O’Connor, The Glenn Miller Story (1954), and TV series Death Valley Days (1960) and It Takes a Thief (1969-70). HARRY JOE BROWN - 454 Camino Norte, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Producer of 124 films from 1924-1956, including Captain Blood (1935) with Errol Flynn, Ride Lonesome (1959) and Comanche Station (1960) both with Randolph Scott. Brown died in this 4 bedroom, 5 bath home in 1972. It was built in 1954, with a pool. ROBERT BUCKNER - 1841 Navajo Circle, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club & Twin Palms neighborhood.ZADDIE BUNKER - 474 West Hermosa Place, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Palm Springs pioneer who moved to the desert in 1914 to live in a lean-to and after her husband left her became the area’s first female auto mechanic, lived here in 1965. She also was California’s first female licensed chauffeur and eventually became known as the flying great-grandmother.PAUL BURKE - 2217 North Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Actor who portrayed cops and cowboys bought this home when it was brand new. It's a 1959 Alexander home with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in about 2,400sf of interior space on a 10,019sf lot. His most famous role was that of writer Lyon Burke in the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls. GEORGE BURNS & GRACIE ALLEN - 987 North Avenida, Palos Verdes, Palm Springs. moVIE cOLONY NEIGHBORHOOD. Unconfirmed reports claim this home to been owned by the acting duo Burns and Allen. But I believe these claims to be false. Instead I believe they were known to stay here as guests of another famous owner: Jack Benny. Benny and the Burns' were lifelong friends. Benny bought this 3,336sf, 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in 1951. CHARLES BUTTERWORTH - 2905 North Puerta Del Sol, Palm Springs. Racquet Club neighborhood. Journalist and actor who spoke the famous line "Why don't you get out of those wet clothes and get into a dry martini?" owned this home 7 bedroom, 7 bath estate till his death in 1946. It was built in 1935 with 4,743sf on a 41,382sf lot. SAMMY CAHN - 1303 North Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Lyricist/composer bought this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,134sf home new in 1957. Cahn won multiple awards for his music including: All the Way (Academy Award, 1957), Three Coins in the Fountain (Academy Award, 1954), Love and Marriage (Emmy Award, 1955), and many more. RORY CALHOUN - 333 East Tamarisk Road, Palm Springs. Movie Colony & El MIrador neighborhoods. Western actor and author who as a youth stole a gun and was sent to reform school and then broke out to go on a crime spree only to be recaptured and sent to San Quentin, moved here in 1970. This modest 2 bedroom, 2 bath, home has 1,124sf and was built in 1933. ARTHUR CAMERON - 457 West Hermosa Place, Palm Spings. Las Palmas neighborhood. Texas Oilman Arthur Cameron lived with actress Ann Miller here in 1958. The home has 6 bed 8 bath 7,715sf and was built in 1928 on a massive 172,498sf lot. Miller married Arthur's brother George. Arthur bought this home prior to toy maker Donald Duncan's death in 1971. Miller had acted in lots of films by this time, including Easter Parade (1948) and Kiss Me Kate (1953), and many more. MILTON CANIFF - 443 East Chuckawalla Road, Palm Springs. Movie Colony & El Mirador neighborhoods. In 1975, cartoonist of realistic strips Terry and the Pirates & Steve Canyon, lived here. Caniff also cartooned under the pen name Paul Arthur and received Cartoonist of the Year and Reuben Awards. He was called "The Rembrandt of the comic strip." JUDY CANOVA - 1194 North Via Miraleste, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. Singer-comedienne, who was also mother to Soap actress Diana Canova, lived in this beautiful home from 1956-1959. It has 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, 2,801sf and was built in 1936 on a 16,117sf lot with a poolEddie Cantor - 720 East Paseo El Mirador Palm Springs Stage and film entertainer lived here with his wife Ida lived in this 3bed/3bath 1,618sf 1941 home on a 16,117sf lot from 1944-1964. TRUMAN CAPOTE - 853 East Paseo El Mirador, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. Southern gothic writer first rented and then bought this home in 1968. It was built in 1955, has 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, with 3,825sf of interior space and sits on a 14,810sf lot with a pool. While in the desert Capote paraded a bevy of beefcake male lovers to parties hosted by other celebs.HARRY CARAY - 2352 South Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club neighborhood. TV, radio and live broadcaster-announcer lived in this home with his wife Dolores till his death in 1998. Dolores still owns it. Caray broadcasted for the St. Louis Cardinals & Browns (1945-69), one year with the Oakland Athletics, the Cicago White Sox (1971-80) and then joined the Chicago Cubs (1981-87).KITTY CARLISLE - 467 West Via Lola, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Kitty and her husband Moss Hart, Broadway director of Camelot and My Fair Lady, lived here in 1961, when Moss died of a heart attack on the front lawn of their 42,689sf lot where their 8 bedroom, 11 bath, 7,131sf 1948 home sat. Carlisle was a star of theatre, film and TV, best known as a panelist on To Tell The Truth.HOAGY CARMICHAEL - 1078 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Composer/Interior Designer who owned Barbara Wills Interiors in this location in 1957. He is best remembered for composing the music to Stardust, Georgia On My Mind, The Nearness of You, & Heart and Soul. REGINA CARROL - 1342 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Deepwell neighborhood. Filmmaker, Al Adamson, and his busty actress wife, Regina Carrol, owned the Casa Blanca Motor Hotel (now the Musicland Hotel) where they housed over the hill actors and other assorted degenerates in the production of B grade horror sexploitation movies. Adamson, learned his film making skills from his father, Victor, during the making of the film Halfway to Hell. He discovered Carrol and put her in the film Psycho-a-Go-Go (1965). One of Carrol’s earliest films, The Female Bunch (1969) was shot at the Spahn Ranch, where the Manson Family Gang was living and shortly after the filming concluded, Manson and his followers murdered Sharon Tate. in 1972, the hotel was bought by actor Alan Ladd's (Shane, 1953) widow, actress Sue Carroll. She and her husband had been long-time Palm Springs residents and also owned Ladd’s Hardware store, plus a Las Palmas neighborhood home. See Ladd for other Sue Carroll properties. JEAN CARSON - 190 Sahara Road, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club neighborhood. Sahara Park Mobile Homes. Actress retired here until her death in 2005. Carson was in 61 titles from 1949-77, including: I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958), The Twilight Zone (1960), The Andy Griffith Show (1962-65), and many more.DON CASTLE - 447 West Via Escuela, Palm Springs. Little Guscany neighborhood. Actor with close resemblance to Clark Gable, who played multiple roles, including: Gun Fight at the OK Corral, but never really caught on owned this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home. It was built in 1948 and has 3,781sf on a 20,038sf lot. He was also Associate Producer on 63 episodes of Lassie.NICK CASTLE - 1220 Pasatiempo Road East, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East neighborhood. Built in 1956 on a 10,019sf lot, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in 1,966sf, this was the former home of dance director to many celebrities, including Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, and more. RAYMOND CHANDLER - 230 West Lilliana Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Mega-mystery author who penned the Palm Springs parody Poodle Springs while residing here. The home was built in 1955. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths with 2,999sf and a 16,117sf lot with a pool. Other works include: Farewell, My Lovely, The Little Sister, more.CYD CHARISSE and TONY MARTIN - 697 West Camino Sur, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Nightclub entertainer/husband Martin (Ziegfeld Girl, 1941) and Ballet dancer/wife Charisse (Singin’ in the Rain, 1952) moved into this home when it was brand new in 1958 and raised two sons here. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2,534sf, a pool and sits on a 12,632sf lot. LESLIE CHARTERIS - 504 South Indian Trail, Palm Springs. Central Palm Springs: Warm Sands neighborhood. Mystery author who, in 1939, wrote The Saint in Palm Springs while staying here. The stucco and tile 2,660sf home was designed by architect Walter Neff and built in 1935. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms atop a massive 21,780sf corner lot. DAVE CHASEN - 2622 South Calle Palo Fierro, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Owner of Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills owned this home with his wife, Maude Martin. Dave died in 1973. Maude lived on here till 1997. The home was sold from the family's estate in 1999. CHEETA - 1033 East Francis Road, Palm Springs. Racquet CLub Estates. Star of multiple Tarzan movies and Bedtime for Bonzo with Ronald Reagan. The Cheeta Primate Sanctuary home has been owned by Cheeta's care giver, Daniel Westfall, since 1988. Besides Cheeta's private chambers the home is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,225sf Alexander, built in 1961 with a pool on a 10,454sf lot. Cheeta is known to enjoy his beerCHER and SONNY BONO - 256 West Camino BUeno Vista, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Bought in the early 1970's while she was still married to musician & actor Sonny Bono. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath home was originally built in 1945. It has 2,809sf with a 13,989sf lot. Sonny & Cher divorced in 1975; 1 daughter Chastity (Chaz). Sonny sold it in Aug. of 1986.CHI CHI CLUB & STARLITE ROOM - 217 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood downtown. Owner Irwin Shuman's best known Palm Springs nightclub, built in 1931 when he converted The Waffle House, and where many celebrities both entertained and visited. The Chi Chi was here for some forty years before being torn down in 1977. In its hey day, it played host to Hollywood’s elite and society’s most prestigious personages. A few of the happenstances which occurred here included: Nat King Cole being ushered in through the back door in the days before blacks were accepted, Desi Arnazes Orchestra opened here in October 1950, and Frank Sinatra met Ava Gardner during a partner switch dance called by the Emcee during the early 1950’s, while he was still married to Nancy Barbato. The ad in the index is from the 1963 PS phone directory.GEORGE CHRISTY , 1075 East Alameda Avenue, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. Hollywood Reporter columnist and bit-part actor who was fired as a reporter for taking parts in films in exchange for good reviews. Christy lived here in 1974. The home was built in 1933 with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in 2,353sf of living space on a 10,019sf lot with a pool.HARRIET CODY- 175 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood. The Casa Cody was built in 1936 and was the city's first horse stables where Tom Mix and Jack Holt boarded horses. Harriet Cody was the widow of Harold Cody, first cousin to Wild West Showman Buffalo Bill. NELLIE COFFMAN - 115 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood. Palm Springs pioneers former home, now located at The Village Green, 221 South Palm Canyon Drive, and is the site of the Palm Springs Historical Society. Nellie also was the original owner of the Desert Hotel, formerly located at 153 North Palm Canyon Drive. KEVIN COGAN - 1910 South Toledo Avenue, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Formula One racing car driver grew up in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1966 home while attending Palm Springs High School in 1972. It has 1,866sf and a 10,019sf lot. Cogan crashed in 1982 at the Indianapolis 500, won at Phoenix in 1986, crashed again in 1989 and 1991 at the Indy 500, then retired in 1993. CLAUDETTE COLBERT - 1255 Camino Mirasol North, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Oscar winning actress for It Happened One Night with Clark Gable lived here in 1958. The 3 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,003sf home, 15,026sf lot, was built in 1951.NAT KING COLE - 201 Camino Norte, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Singer stayed here in Chi-Chi Club owner, Irwin Schuman's, 4 bedroom, 6 bath, 4,540sf home, between appearances at the Chi Chi Club in 1958. Cole, a smoker of three packs of Kool cigarettes a day died of lung cancer in February 1965.NAT KING COLE - 1258 North Rose Avenue, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Cole's ownership of this home could not be verified nor if his daughter Natalie lived here. He was known to stay with Chi-Chi Club owner Irwin Schuman at 201 Camino Norte when performing at the nightclub.WILLIAM BUSTER COLLIER, JR. - 358 East Via Altamira, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. Actor and husband, Collier, married to Ziegfeld Follies performer, Marie Stevens lived here in 1934. The home has 5 bedrooms & 5 baths with 3,799sf. Collier had an extensive acting career of 88 movie roles from 1916 to 1935, making the transition from a child actor in the silent era to an adult actor in the talkies. His roles include: The Bugle Call (1916), The Devil's Cargo (1925), and Little Caesar (1931). CHUCK CONNORS - 2585 South Camino Real, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Tall actor bought this 4 bedroom, 3 bath home brand new and lived in it from 1963-1972. It has 2,473sf on a 10,890sf lot. Connors is best known for his role as Lucas McCain in the TV series The Rifleman (1958-63). He acted in 142 projects from 1942-2001, including: Adventures of Superman (1955), Rod Serling’s Night Gallery (1972), & more. JACKIE COOGAN - 1050 East Racquet Club Road, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Child star who was cheated out of $4 million, went broke and then had a comeback career as Uncle Fester on The Addams Family (1964-66) lived here from 1975 till his death in 1984. This 1,423sf home has 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and a pool on an 11,326sf lot. JACKIE COOPER - 1055 North Rose Avenue, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. Owner Jackie Cooper moved into this home in 1962. It was built in 1961 with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths and 2,799sf on a 12,632sf lot with a pool. During this time, Cooper’s career was limited to TV appearances: Twilight Zone, Danny Kaye Show, more, till landing the role of Perry White in Superman (1978) with Christopher Reeves. EARL CORDREY - 430 South Cahuilla Road, Palm Springs. Tennis Club neighborhood. The Colony Bungalows was a hotel owned and operated by artist Earl Cordrey in 1944 who, besides doing great Americana artwork and desert scapes, also created the City of Palm Springs logo. The hotel is now called Michael’s House.CHARLES CORRELL - 570 North Via Corta, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. Creator and voice of Andy in Amos "n" Andy Radio series owned this home in 1942. He and his partner Freeman Gosden would broadcast from the El Mirador hotel. Architect Paul R. Williams designed the 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,938sf home with an Olympic sized swimming pool and a gazebo on a 57,499sf lot. LOU COSTELLO - 1810 South Mesa Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Comedic actor lived here in this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,250sf home in 1948, the same year Lou & his partner Bud Abbott met Frankenstein on the big screen. Costello made 49 films and produced 6 from 1926 till he died in 1959. The 1926 home is on a 10,454sf lot. JOSEPH COTTEN - 1993 South Mesa Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa neighborhood. Cotten and his wife, actress Patricia Medina, owned this home, “White Gables,” from 1985-1992. It was built in 1935, has 4,144sf with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths on a 28,314sf lot with a pool. Cotten acted in 132 shows between 1937-1981, including: Citizen Kane (1941), Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), & more. CHERYL CRANE - 2926 Sundance Circle West, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Owned by the daughter of Lana Turner; who, at 14, was acquitted of stabbing Turner's abusive Mobster boyfriend Johnny Stompanato to death. At one time, in a fit of jealousy, Stompanato pointed a gun at Sean Connery. In 1996, Crane bought this 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,855sf condo, built in 1982. BING CROSBY - 1011 East El Alameda , Palm Springs. MOvie Colony East neighborhood. Bing lived here with his first wife, Dixie Lee, and their sons for 30 something years, well into the 1960’s. The 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1934 home has 3,237sf of living space on a 13,068sf lot. These were Bings' prime years: comedies with Bob Hope, holiday classics like White Christmas & more.CAMERON CROWE - 1240 Pasatiempo Road, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East neighborhood. Writer, director of Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous, and more, who at only 18 was a reporter for Rolling Stone magazine, lived here with his Realtor-father, James Crowe, in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1420sf home, until the family moved to Indio in 1973. In 1979, Crowe went back to high school, in San Diego, to research his book Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a best seller and a movie.HOMER CURRAN - 325 West Mountain View Place, Palm Springs. Las Palmas neighborhood. San Francisco stage producer and owner of the Court and Curran Theatres, lived here shortly before dying in 1952 when the home was first built. It's a 6 bedroom, 7 bath, 5,100sf house on a 37,897sf lot. Curran also founded the San Francisco Light Opera Company and co-authored operetta books.TONY CURTIS & JANET LEIGH - 641 North Camino Real, Palm Springs. Movie Colony neighborhood. The famous Hollywood couple bought this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home, named “Camp Curtis,” brand new in 1960 for $46,000. It has 3,204sf of space and a pool on a 13,504sf lot.Their daughters, Kelly and Jamie Lee, shared the home with Curtis & Leigh until their divorce in 1962. Leigh sold it 2 years later.