The Movie Colony neighborhood began in the 1930s with the beautiful El Mirador Hotel as its centerpiece. After WWII Frank Sinatra made it “his” neighborhood when his home, known as “Twin Palms,” became party central. Neighbors Jack Benny, Tony Curtis, Cary Grant and many other stars enjoyed this charming and prestigious area.
Things to Know
Tour duration: 2.75 hours.
This tour is for ages 12 and older.
This tour will view EXTERIORS ONLY led by a docent.
Free neighborhood street parking.
Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, hats, and bring water.
Masks will be required, unless otherwise determined at time of tour.
Please no pets; service dogs welcome.
All tour duration times are approximate.
This event is for ages 10 and older.
There are no bathroom facilities on this tour.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Historical Society.
Event Check-in Location
The Movie Colony
E Via Colusa and N Hermosa Dr
Photo Credits: Frank Sinatra House - Architect E. Stewart Williams © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved., Ric-Su-Dar Darryl Zanuck Estate © 2018 Palm Springs Historical Society All Rights Reserved., Photo by Kathy Leonard © 2018 All Rights Reserved.
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