PEGGY RYAN - 400 North Belardo Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. The female lead in Here Comes the Co-Eds (1945) with Abbott and Costello, plus multiple musical comedies in the 1940’s and 50’s, and who later played Jenny on Hawaii Five-O (1968-1976) owned a dance studio here. Now it’s The American Legion Hall.COLONEL TOM PARKER - 1166 Via Vespero North, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Elvis Presley's manager owned this 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,616sf, 1957 home in the 1970's during Elvis’s reign as The King of Las Vegas. The title then becomes vague as to ownership. But in 1987 the William Morris Agency sold the home on a clear title.ELEANOR PARKER - 2195 South La Paz Way, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Actress and three time Oscar nominee has lived here since 1977. The 2,600sf condo was built in 1973. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and sits on a 3,485sf lot. Parker played in 78 shows from 1941-91, and is best known for: Caged (1950), Detective Story (1951), The Man With the Golden Arm (1955) and The Sound of Music (1965).FESS PARKER - 2154 South Toledo Avenue, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club Neighborhood. Actor who portrayed Davy Crockett on Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1954-56) and TV’s Daniel Boone (1964-70) lived in this 1974 home till 1990 with 2,097sf of living space, 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, atop a 20,473sf lot. After retiring, Parker ran the Fess Parker Family Winery and Vineyards in Los Olivos, CA.JAY PALEY -570 North Via Corta, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Uncle and financial backer to President of CBS William Paley, Jay bought this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,938sf home with an Olympic sized swimming pool and a gazebo on a 57,499sf lot & sold it to Al Jolson in 1946.HARRIETT PARSONS - 613 South Beverly Drive, Palm Springs. Sunmor Neighborhood. Feminist producer of 47 titles including: Screen Snapshots (1930’s), Meet the Stars (1940’s), Susan Slept Here (1954), and more, bought this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,858sf home new in 1958. It sits on a 10,454sf lot with a pool.HARRIETT PARSONS - 1115 East Deepwell Road, Palm Springs. Deepwell Neighborhood. Feminist producer bought this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home in 1955. It has 1,420sf of space on a 10,890sf lot. Parsons produced the Screen Snapshot Series (1935-40), Meet the Stars series (1940-41) and several movies including: Joan of Ozark (1942), I Remember Mama (1948) & Susan Slept Here (1955).JOHN PAYNE - 407 East Laurel Circle, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Actor, whose most famous role was that of attorney Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street, retired to this 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,791sf home on a 10,454sf lot in 1961. Later in his career he switched to tough guy roles in Film Noir and westerns. In 1955 he paid a $1000 a month option for the rights to the James Bond book Moonraker. But, he gave it up when he discovered he could not retain the rights to all the bond novels.WILLIAM PEARLBERG - 987 North Avenida Palos Verdes, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Paramount Pictures producer built this 3,336sf 5 bedroom, 5 bath home in 1947. He then sold it to Jack Benny in 1951 and moved over to 888 North Avenida De Las Palmas. It sits on a 15,682sf lot with a pool..WILLIAM PEARLBERG - 888 North Avenida De Las Palmas, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Paramount Pictures producer second Palm Springs home. Built in 1951 and designed by William F. Cody, the home has 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2,716sf and a pool on a 15,682sf lot. JOAN PERRY - 475 East Valmonte Sur, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Actress, wife of Columbia Pictures President Harry Cohn (first husband) lived in this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,530sf home on a 23,958sf lot with a pool and a tennis court after the death of her third husband, actor Laurence Harvey, in 1973. JOHN PHILLIPS - 695 West Stevens Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Leader of the sixties folk group The Mamas and the Papas owned this 3 bedroom, 4 bath home from 1995-2001. It was built in 1957 with 3,413sf on a 20,473sf lot.JOHN PHILLIPS - 982 North Avenida De Las Palmas, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. This was the first desert home of Mamas and Papas singer in the desert, which Phillips rented in 1994 with musician, songwriter Scott McKenzie.MARY PICKFORD & BUDDY ROGERS - 701 North Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. The former home of the silver screen stars (289 titles combined) who were married from 1937 till Pickford’s death in 1979. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,486sf on a 22,216sf lot. The Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City is named in her honor.WILLIAM H. PINE - 1470 South Calle Marcus, Palm Springs. Deepwell Neighborhood. Paramount producer lived here from 1952 till his death in 1955. It's a 1,710sf, 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 1952 home on a 10,454sf lot with a pool. Pine made 80 movies over his 21 years, (1935-56), many of which are now considered classics, including The Plainsman (1936) and Reap the Wild Wind (1942).THE PLAZA THEATRE - 100 Jack Benny Plaza/128 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Tennis Club Neighborhood/Downtown. Actual address is 128 South Palm Canyon Drive. Built in 1936 by Earl and Ethel Strebe when their movie nights at The Desert Inn grew too large, the historied theatre has broadcasted, movie premieres, The Jack Benny Show and The Amos & Andy Show. Until June, 2013 it’s the home of The Palm Springs Fabulous Follies and is owned by the Community Development Agency of the City of Palm Springs. Producer Riff Markowitz is the leaseholder.HAL POLAIRE - 1165 East Louise Drive, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Four decades in film production, including being Assistant Director on Some Like it Hot and Production Manager on Rocky, Polaire has lived here since 1994. The 1,460sf home was built in 1978 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths & a pool on a 10,019sf lot.BEN POLLACK - 448 East Cottonwood Road, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. (Fountain D'Or Apartments) Orchestra leader and Dixieland drummer lived in these apartments in 1966. His band had prominent musicians Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. In 1971 he hung himself in the bathroom of his other Palm Springs home.BEN POLLACK - 550 Paseo De Anza North, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. Orchestra leader whose band featured such future talents as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Charlie Spivack committed suicide by hanging from the bathroom shower rail of this tiny 839sf 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on June 7th, 1971. It was built in 1951 on a 6,098sf lot. BOB & EILEEN "MIKE" POLLOCK - 975 North Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Creators, writers and Producers of Dynasty, starring John Forsythe, Linda Evans and Joan Collins, bought this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,380sf home in 1991 and still own it. The home was built on a 16,553sf lot with a pool in 1977.LILY PONS & ANDRE KOSTELANETZ - 13 Cahuilla Hills Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa Neighborhood. International Opera star, Pons, owned this home with her husband/conductor, Kostelanetz, in 1956. It was built in 1955, has 4 bedrooms and 5 baths with 3,529sf on a 39,204sf lot. Pons made three movies for RKO studios from 1935-37, performed nearly 300 times for the NY Metropolitan Opera House and made dozens of records.PAUL POSPESIL - 275 Ridge Road, Palm Springs. Mesa Neighborhood. Palm Springs celebrity photographer lived in this 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,529sf 1955 home till 1999. It has a secret bomb shelter basement built under it's 12,632sf lot. Paul worked in Palm Springs as a photographer for hire or a staff hotel photographer for over 50 years and can be found listed in the phone directory’s of the 1950’s. Several of my celebrity photographs were purchased from Paul. Born in 1917, he died in 2009 at 91 years old. His wife’s name was Julie and his nickname was Popsicle.WILLIAM & MOUSIE POWELL - 383 West Vereda Norte, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Home is designated Historic Site #28 and built in 1935-36. Powell was a leading man who acted in 94 titles between 1922-55 and Mousie was in 19 titles from 1934-43. In many ways, they were the Premier and First Lady of Palm Springs. Actor & his wife (real name: Diana Lewis) owned this 6 bedroom, 6 bath home from 1941-1984. It has 4,999sf on a 18,295sf lot.MILTON PRELL - 1254 Via Vespero North, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Founder of The Sahara and owner of The Aladdin also owned this 3,021sf, 5 bedroom, 4 bath home, built in 1957 on a 12,197sf home. Prell was a known friend of Colonel Tom Parker and when Elvis and Priscilla fled PS in Sinatra’s plane, it was to Prell’s private suite at the Aladdin where they wed.ELVIS PRESLEY - 372 Camino Norte West, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Before the King of Rock and Roll rented his Honeymoon Hideaway and long before he purchased Graceland West on Chino Canyon Road, Elvis rented this 3 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,348sf, 1947 home with a pool on a 14,375sf lot.ELVIS & PRISCILLA PRESLEY - 1350 Ladera Circle, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. The famous Honeymoon Hideaway of The King and his Bride, who intended to marry in PS in 1967, yet escaped the reporters camped out front and flew to Vegas in Sinatra's plane rented this 2 bed, 5 bath, 4,695sf home on a 15,246sf lot. It was built by Robert Alexander in 1960 for his wife, Helene.ELVIS PRESLEY- 845 West Chino Canyon Road, Palm Springs. Little Tuscany Neighborhood. Elvis owned this home, dubbed Graceland West by the Wall Street Journal, from 1970-1977. The home has 5 bedrooms, 6 baths in 5,040sf and a pool on a 76,230sf hillside lot. He bought it for $105,000 with $20,000 down.WILLIAM GRAY PURCELL - 252 East Ocotillo Avenue, Palm Springs. Deepwell Neighborhood. Mid-west architect who moved to the desert for therapeutic recuperation from tuberculosis built this 2 bedroom, 3 bath home in 1935. It has 1,792sf of space and a lot of 10,019sf with a pool.THE RACQUET CLUB - 2743 North Indian canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Neighborhood. This historic club opened its doors on December 15, 1934 and was owned by actors Charlie Farrell (Mr. Palm Springs) and Ralph Bellamy. In its hey day, the 175 one and two bedroom villas housed the Hollywood elite, including Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Joan Crawford, Marilyn Monroe, Lucy and Desi Arnaz and many, many more. Unfortunately, as the 1970’s and later decades passed, the resort fell into a period of lackluster repurchases and failed revitalizations. Its villas were too spread out, too far at the edge of town and too unprofitable in it’s old time construction and now, when you drive past, it’s but a demolition site with few buildings remaining, barely a shadow of its former glory.MARTIN RAGAWAY - 1172 East Casa Verde Way, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East Neighborhood. Scriptwriter for Abbot & Costello, Ma & Pa Kettle, Partridge Family, Brady Bunch, and more, lived in these condos till 1989. In retirement he wrote humorous golf books. The home was built in 1974, has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with 1,221sf of living space.MARJORIE RAMBEAU - 1248 East Buena Vista Drive, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East Neighborhood. Actress who in her youth was under-appreciated, but in her maturity became a profound supporting actress. She was nominated for an Oscar twice while playing a prostitute mother opposite Ginger Rogers and then Joan Crawford. She died in this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 3,014sf home on July 7, 1970. GEORGE RANDOLPH & ROSALIE HEARST - 701 West Panorama Road, Palm Springs. Little Tuscany Neighborhood. The son of William Randolph Hearst owned this 7 bedroom, 6 bath, 7,557sf home, built in 1962 on a 27,007sf lot with a pool. It's claimed that Patricia Hearst recuperated here after her trial for bank robbing in the 1970's. Rosalie was a long-time Palm Springs philanthropist known for helping found the Palm Springs Women's Press Club and many other charitable organizations.ROBERT RANDOLPH - 1360 East Andreas Road, Palm Springs. Warm Sands Neighborhood. Film and Broadway set designer owned a home here from 1994-1998. Randolph did the lighting and set design for the 1961 Broadway production of How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and the set design for the 1974 production of Gypsy. He died in March 2003 while still living in Palm Springs.ROY RANDOLPH - 1011 East El Alameda, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. Choreographer and dance instructor lived here for a few years during retirement in the early 1970’s. Randolph was a dance teacher to Shirley Temple, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Betty Grable, Barbara Stanwyck, and more.DONNA REED - 1184 Camino Mirasol North, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Actress owned this home until her divorce in 1971. It was built in 1934 with 7 bedrooms, 6 baths on a 31,799sf lot. Reed acted in more than 50 shows from 1941-85 including her own TV show The Donna Reed Show (1958-66), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) and won a Best Actress Oscar for her role in From Here to Eternity (1953) playing opposite Frank Sinatra. BILLY REEDS - 1800 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Little Tuscany neighborhood. Named for Vaudeville entertainer and New York operator of the clubs: Copacabana, El Morocco, and the Little Club, Billy Reeds opened in 1974, the same year the entertainer died.DELLA REESE - 217 Minnehaha Street, Palm Springs. Warm Sands Neighborhood. Baptist minister and Touched By An Angel actress lived in a motor home at the Ramon (mobile home) Park. Reese began her acting career playing Rose on The Mod Squad (1968) and also did Harlem Nights with Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor; Beauty Shop with Queen Latifah. She’s been in 63 titles so far.PHIL REGAN - 610 North Mone Vista, Palm Springs. Las Pamas Neighborhood. New York cop turned actor in the 1930's bought this 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3,172sf 1937 home in 1939. Regan acted in 27 titles including Manhattan Merry-Go-Round (1937) and Las Vegas Nights (1941).PHIL REGAN - 796 North Via Miraleste, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. Singing New York Cop turned actor's second home in the desert. He owned it from the late 1960's to the mid 1970's. Regan became an actor after guarding a Vaudeville party let him show his talents. In 2001 this home qualified for a $1mil mortgage.NICOLAI REMISOFF - 2088 South Barona Road, Palm Springs. Araby Neighborhood. Art director and production designer retired to this 1940, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,547sf home in 1965 and lived here for ten years till his death. Remisoff worked on 43 projects, including: Of Mice and Men (1939), TV’s Gunsmoke (1955-57) & Ocean’s Eleven (1960), more.DEBBIE REYNOLDS & EDDIE FISHER - 955 La Jolla Road, Palm Springs. Twin Palms Neighorhood. Actor, singer purchased this home when it was new in 1957 with his wife, actress Debbie Reynolds, after they married. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1960sf home on a 12,197sf lot. The couple was married in 1955. But Fisher dumped Reynolds for Elizabeth Taylor and she and Reynolds had a feud that lasted past 2000.DEBBIE REYNOLDS - 670 West Stevens Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. While living here in the 1960's, actress Reynolds made How The West Was Won and The Unsinkable Molly Brown and was married to shoe mogul and high stakes gambler Harry Karl. The home was designed by Howard Lapham and built in 1957 with 4 bedrooms and 5 baths in 5,560sf atop a 24,829sf lot.DEBBIE REYNOLDS - 757 East Racquet Club Road, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Alexander home of the actress, which she owned from 1963-1987. It's a 3 bedroom, 2 bath with 1,225sf on a 10,019sf lot with a pool. Reynolds bought this home immediately after playing Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1962), then she had her own TV series The Debbie Reynolds Show (1969-70) and made appearances on The Love Boat three times.RIVIERA RESORT - 1600 North Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Racquet Club Estates. Designed after its Las Vegas counterpart by Pacific Palisades architect Homer Rissman and built by Irwin Schuman in 1959 at cost of $3 million. It is a colossal epicenter of mid-century modern design. Schuman also owned a Las Palmas neighborhood home and the Chi Chi Club in downtown Palm Springs, which hosted and starred many celebrities. BUDDY RICH - 775 North Mission Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Hailed as the World's Greatest Drummer, Rich lived in this 4 bedroom, 5 bath, 3.692sf home, built in 1952 on a 53,143sf lot. Rich played for such legendary bandleaders as Tommy Dorsey, Harry James & Les Brown. HERMAN RIDDER - 421 WEst Santa Rosa Drive, Palm Springs. Tennis Club Neighborhood. Grandson of Knight-Ridder newspaper group's founder owned this home for more than 12 years. It was built in 1939 with 3 bedrooms, 4 baths in 4,864sf of living space on a 27,007sf lot. MARIA RIVA - 38-430 West Maracaibo Road, Palm Springs. Andreas Hills Neighborhood. Daughter of Marlene Dietrich bought this 1988 home in 1990. It has 3,800sf with 2 bedrooms and 3 baths on a 19,166sf lot. Riva has acted in 24 projects from 1934-88, inlcuding the Bill Murray comedy Scrooged. She also wrote the 1992 biography of her mother.JILLY RIZZO - 424 South Indian Canyon Drive, Palm Springs. Warm Sands Neighborhood. Jilly’s was a restaurant & Bar owned by one of Sinatra's closest friends and host to many celebrity patrons. Jilly was mentioned in several Sinatra songs, had a part in the movie The Manchurian Candidate and often had one-liners on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In. He was killed by a drunk driver on his 75th birthday in 1992. He is buried near Sinatra in the Palm Springs Memorial Cemetery. The restaurant moved to 262 South Palm Canyon in 1974. It’s now Wang’s of the Desert.HAROLD ROBBINS - 990 North Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Bestselling author of sex riddled romance novels often about Hollywood, Robbins lived in this 4,558sf, 6 bedroom, 8 bath, 1977 home with his second wife, Grace, till he married his assistant Jann in 1992. After which they moved over to West Camino Sur.HAROLD ROBBINS - 601 West Camino Sur, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Best selling author lived in this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 4,000sf 1958 home on a 15,246sf lot with a pool, with his third wife Jann till his death in 1997. Jann sold it in 1999. Harold is the only person I ever met with a real Picasso on his wall; a portrait of Robbins himself which Picasso gave to him after sharing the same dog walking route in Paris years earlier. Harold was a foul-mouthed son of a gun who would pay his New York Times delivery bill to my Dad by having me come over to his house to sign 50-100 books every few months. GEORGE ROBERSON - 385 West Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs. Tennis Club Neighborhood. This Mediterranean/Spanish revival stone walled house was built in 1924 by Roberson, the son of Palm Springs pioneer Nellie Coffman. Currently the home is Le Vallauris Restaurant.RONNIE ROBERTSON - 437 East Via Colusa, Palm Springs. Movie Colony Neighborhood. 1956 Olympic silver medalist best known for his spinning ability lived here in 1972, after his Ice Capades career. During his time in Palm Springs, he commuted to Hong Kong where he guest coached at City Plaza Ice Palace. The 1937 home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2,493sf and a pool on a 14,375sf lot.EDWARD G. ROBINSON - 999 North Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Gangster actor's home was designed by A. Quincy Jones and built in 1959. It has 3 bedrooms and 6 baths with 6,307sf and a 44,431sf lot with a pool. Robinson made 101 films in 50 years but after playing Rico in Little Caesar (1931) found his niche playing tough guys.WINTHROP ROCKEFELLER - 467 West Via Lola, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Governor of Arkansas and a son of John D. Rockefeller purchased this home from Moss Hart's widow, Kitty Carlisle, in 1963. During Winthrop’s term as Governor (‘66-70) he racially integrated the schools, established a Human Relations Council and appointed African Americans to the Draft Boards.BUDDY ROGERS & MARY PICKFORD - 701 North Patencio Road, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. The former home of the silver screen stars (289 titles combined) who were married from 1937 till Pickford’s death in 1979. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 baths and 3,486sf on a 22,216sf lot. The Pickford Theatre in Cathedral City is named in her honor.TRISTAN ROGERS - 483 West Via Escuela, Palm Springs. Little Tuscany Neighborhood. Actor who has played Doctor Robert Scipio on General Hospital for 11 seasons currently owns this 4 bedroom, 4 bath, 1948 home, with 3,472sf on a 20,038sf lot. He bought it in 1997. He’s been acting since 1967.HELEN ROSE - 1380 Malaga Circle, Palm Springs. Canyon Country Club. Costume Designer for 20th Century Fox & MGM, who designed Grace Kelly’s wedding dress, lived here in 1978. It's a large 3 bedroom, 3 bath, 2,593sf condo, built in 1971, on a 3,920sf lot. She died in Palm Springs in 1986.GEORGE ROSENTHAL - 271 West Merito Place, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Owner of Raleigh Studios, the largest independent studio operator in the U.S., bought this home in 1989 and owned it till 1996. It was built in1932 with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, 4,050sf of living space and a pool on a 36,590sf lot.LILLIAN ROTH - 186 Vega Street, Palm Springs. Seven Lakes Neighborhood. (Horizon Mobile Home Village) Broadway & film actress, singer, lived here in 1970. Roth made her Broadway debut at 6 years old in 1916 then went on to act in 23 titles from 1929-79 including: Animal Crackers (1930), The Red Skelton Hour (1954), and more.IRWIN RUBENSTEIN - 1885 South Mesa Drive, Palm Springs. Mesa Neighborhood. Owner of The Dunes - often referred to as Ruby’s Dunes - and married to singer Connie Barlow. He was a good friend of Frank Sinatra. Nancy Sinatra referred to him as “Uncle Ruby.” He called this 5 bedroom, 4 bath, 2,724sf home with a pool "Villa Nirvana West." It was built in 1952 on a 16,988sf lot.KURT RUSSELL & GOLDIE HAWN - 550 West Via Lola, Palm Springs. Las Palmas Neighborhood. Actor and Actress rented here before buying a permanent desert residence in Bighorn in 2003. This home is a 3 bedroom, 5 bath, 4,400sf, built in 1974 on a 13,939sf lot with a pool. in 1983, Russell and Hawn met on the set of the film Swing Shift, one year later they made Overboard & have been together ever since.ROMAN RYTERBAND - 1073 East Buena Vista Drive, Palm Springs. Movie Colony East. Composer, conductor lived here from 1967 till he died in 1979. The home has 2 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,079sf on a 10,019sf lot.