In 1971’s campy 007 outing Diamonds Are Forever, a cool-suited Sean Connery (the wide pink tie can be forgiven) sneaks into the desert retreat of a reclusive billionaire and quickly has his backside expertly kicked by two gymnasts named Bambi and Thumper — wearing nothing but bikinis, of course. But Hollywood got it right when showcasing the desert’s most important contribution to pop culture: its stunning collection of midcentury modern architectural masterpieces. On the set with Norman Taurog and Troy Donahue. Just when it looks like Bond finally met his feline match, the trio all end up in a pool overlooking Palm Springs. Greater Palm Springs Realty Inc., a full service real estate brokerage, was founded in 2005. • Palm Springs Film Alliance

And Paul Reubens (Pee-wee Herman) comes face to face with the life-size Cabazon dinosaurs in 1985’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. 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. Which is somewhat fitting, considering Sinatra’s second wife Ava Gardner said of her time at Twin Palms: “It was the site of probably the most spectacular fight of our young married life, and, honey, don’t think I don’t know that’s really saying something …” As proof to Gardner’s point, the master bathroom sink still bears the scars of an off-target champagne bottle Sinatra hurled at the actress’s head. 200 S Civic Dr, Palm Springs, California, USA. (Left) Brad Pitt and George Clooney act out a scene from the Palm Springs home featuring 6,300-plus square feet. The Koerner House is a four-bedroom, four-bath midcentury structure covering 4,224 square feet on 1.1 acres. All rights reserved. VHS. The 124-room resort served as the natural habitat for the movie’s sunbaked horny teens. Palm Springs Weekend’s ponytailed kids also frolicked at Riviera Palm Springs, which reopened in 2008 after a $70 million overhaul. Roger Ebert (August 4, 2000). Call an expert. It covers filming locations in Palm Springs and other nearby resort communities of the Coachella Valley. The usually hardnosed New York Times called it “a harmless, good natured romp,” but when cameras rolled on the 1963 teen flick Palm Springs Weekend, it caused quite a local stir. 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. 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. Architects Hugh Kaptur and William Burgess built the house high on the rocky hillside above Palm Springs Art Museum, making full use of the panoramic views by reflecting the vistas with floor-to-ceiling mirrored-glass windows and sparkling pools lined with an arched canopy walkwway.

The 9 minute segments were combined and released on VHS in 1989. The City of Palm Springs requires a film permit  for a motion picture or still photography within the City. "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work". The film showcases yet a third desert landmark: The tiki-style Caliente Tropics Hotel. © J. PAUL GETTY TRUST. Other festivals include Festival of Native Film & Culture, Palm Springs Film Noir Festival, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival and Cinema Diverse Film Festival.

1 VIDEO | 17 IMAGES. This tawdry film noir about a tragic housewife who transforms herself into a gangster’s moll was based in part on gangster Bugsy Siegel’s sharp-tongued girlfriend Virginia Hill. Actor Sean Connery’s 1971 Diamonds Are Forever used the Elrod House in Palm Springs.

This is a list of films and television programs shot in Palm Springs, California. Joan Crawford and Richard Egan make their way around the pool at Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estates in Palm Springs. Floor-to-ceiling windows line the back of the 1955 home, gazing out to the rectangular pool, grassy lawns, and wire-free views of towering Mount San Jacinto. ©2020 Greater Palm Springs Film Alliance & Film Office, Inc.

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. Palm Springs stood in for Vegas in the 2001 remake of the Rat Pack classic Ocean’s Eleven. Included are individual episodes of TV series and radio programs. "William Shatner, Christopher Lloyd in Palm Springs for movie", "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. Add these five films to your queue: The poster shows a defiant Joan Crawford with arms akimbo and the tagline: “Call me cheap? In his 1919 book California Desert Trails, travel writer J. Smeaton Chase mentions that motion-picture people were in the Indian Canyons sometime before 1918. Unrated | 1h 40min | Comedy, Drama | 5 November 1963 (USA) 3:13 | Trailer. 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.

Joan Crawford, Steve Cochran, and David Brian. 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. A. Quincy Jones designed the house in 1959 for a prominent Chicago family. 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. The film’s producer, Jerry Weintraub, a Palm Desert resident, helped choose the lavish house at 999 N. Patencio in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood for Ocean’s Eleven. 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. 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. 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. 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. The 1958 house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,932 square feet of living space on a one-acre plot of land.