New PDF release: A City Comes Out: The Gay and Lesbian History of Palm

By David Wallace

This present day, Palm Springs' gay-owned companies are flourishing, or even the Palm Springs artwork Museum cashes in through webhosting homosexual fundraising occasions. rather a metamorphosis from the Sixties, whilst a neighborhood pastor was once run out of city whilst it used to be stumbled on that he used to be homosexual. yet something continues to be lacking from Palm Springs—a heritage of the city's transformation from a wintry weather family members lodge city right into a year-round, world-famous homosexual vacation spot.

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Kellogg’s end was equally sad. In 1944 she contracted tularemia, a serious, infectious disease (also known as “rabbit fever”), either from cutting up an infected rabbit and puncturing her hand on a contaminated bone or, more likely, by being bitten 50 A City Comes Out by one of her beloved wolfhounds. In any event she died twenty days later on August 27. Lois Kellogg’s body was taken to Sacramento for cremation and her ashes were spread on the Nevada ranch. She was forty-nine. CHAP R U O F TER CARY AND RANDY I n 1954 Cary Grant and his third wife, Betsy Drake, bought the sprawling, six-bedroom estate known as Las Palomas (the doves) in the Movie Colony neighborhood of Palm Springs.

On another occasion she was seen riding one of her bulls from the pasture to the barn. The bull, which had the reputation of having killed three men, was as tame as Bossy in Kellogg’s hands. ••••• Harold Cody died in 1924 and, despite her contacting Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, Lloyd (who the previous year had designed the Oasis Hotel in Palm Springs; all that remains of the hotel, which was built around pioneer John McCallum’s original adobe house, is the tower at 121 South Palm Canyon Drive), and asking him to finish the house, work on Fool’s Folly essentially stopped.

And the attractions was not limited to inexpensive classic houses. ” In the beginning some of the clothing-optional resorts were mixed, but women soon gravitated to lesbian motels and hotels. Among the first was The Desert Knight, established in 1969 by Eadie Adams and her partner, Pat McGrath, which, according to Howard Johns in Palm Springs Confidential, numbered Gloria Swanson among its guests. It has been renamed the Queen of Hearts Resort. As a dramatic commentary on the evolution of Palm Springs into today’s more tolerant community, when El Mirasol was 32 A City Comes Out converted into a gay resort, six-foot walls were added to enclose each unit’s private patio.

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