BOOK: PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS: Postcard History Series
AUTHOR: Judy Artunian and Mike Oldham, Foreword by Howard Johns
PUBLISHER: Arcadia, Chicago, IL, Copyright 2005, Original retail: $19.99
ISBN: (13) 978-0738529790
ILLUSTRATOR: B&W photos, Postcards from cover are in brown-tones
DESCRIPTION: Softcover, Pictorial covers, 128 pages, Approx. 6 1/2 x 9-1/4 inches
CONDITION: NEW, No spine crease, Beautiful condition, Pages white, clean, and binding tight, Gift quality
ABOUT THE BOOK: Palm Springs, California has been a desert vacation oasis for nearly a century and remains the ultimate posh desert spa in pop culture. Film stars put Palm Springs on the map as a destination for weekend getaways. In the postwar era, it became a centerpiece for golfers and a second home for such Hollywood icons as Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. Over the years, postcards portraying Palm Springs have concentrated on its hotels, spas, golf courses, celebrities, and other aspects that have fed the national reputation of the city and its environs as a playground for the rich and famous.