Our Desert Past: Philip Boyd

Our Desert Past: Philip Boyd

In 1938, Philip L. Boyd was appointed the mayor of the newly incorporated city of Palm Springs. Hear his story (much of which is in his own words, thanks to a 1986 interview conducted by the Palm Springs Public Library) in this edition of Our Desert Past with Steve Sumrall!

Our Desert Past: Al Wertheimer

Our Desert Past: Al Wertheimer

Long before our valley experienced legalized gambling, a visitor from Michigan opened some underground casinos near Palm Springs, despite opposition from city leaders. His name was Al Wertheimer, and he was a part of Our Desert Past!

Our Desert Past: Memories of El Mirador

Our Desert Past: Memories of El Mirador

NBC Palm Springs Steve Sumrall has uncovered some footage of a major celebrity event at Palm Springs historic El Mirador Resort back in 1936. So, what happened there, and how does it relate to a couple of famed MGM musicals? Find out in this edition of Our Desert Past!
Much thanks to desertedfilm.org, the site which houses the short film which is profiled here.

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