Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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Since the 1930s, Palm Springs has been one of the most famous and popular resort destinations in the world. Now, this desert paradise has revived its popularity with its rich and colorful history, year-round warm climate and noted architecture.
Join Host Huell Howser as he captures both the natural and man-made wonders of the city and the entire Coachella Valley, in his series: PALM SPRINGS. From the beautiful and historically significant Indian Canyons to restored '50s Hotels; Huell will give you an insiders tour of this desert oasis.
Palm Springs #0 - BEST OF PALM SPRINGS WEEK
This 2 DVD set has over 10 hours of shows from the popular Palm Springs Week series. Episodes included in this set: Dates, Palm Desert, Tahquitz Canyon, Snow Creek, Air Museum, Desert Hot Springs Hotel, Cabot's Adobe, Julius Schulman, Living Desert, Desert Museum Tour, Blue Skies Trailer Park, Thunderbird Country Club, Indian History, Palm Springs Plaza, O'Donnell House, Polo, Eco Jeep Tour, Siantra's House, Mt. San Jacinto, Top of Mt. San Jacinto, Moortens Botanical Gardens.
Palm Springs #1 - TAHQUITZ CANYON
Huell gets a tour of Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs with Ron Deluna of the Aqua Caliente Tribe.
Palm Springs #2 - DATES
Huell Howser finds out all there is to know about dates at the Shields Date Gardens in Indio.
Shields Date Gardens
Palm Springs #3 - WHITE WATER
Huell interviews Tom Levy of the Coachella Valley Water District and Jim Kenna from the Palm Springs Bureau of Land Management.
Palm Springs #4 - PALM DESERT
Huell visits Palm Desert with Dan Callahan of the Palm Desert Historical Society and Mayor Buford Crites.
Palm Desert Historical Society
Palm Springs #5 - CONSIGNMENT STORES
Huell visits three popular consignment stores along Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs--Modern Way, John's Resale Furnishings and Palm Springs Consignment Co.
John's Resale Furnishings
Palm Springs Consignment Co.
Palm Springs #6 - RACQUET CLUB
Huell visits the Racquet Club in Palm Springs, once a favorite spot of celebrities like Cary Grant, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe. Huell also stops by Hope Springs, a beautiful retreat which includes pools fed by natural mineral streams.
Palm Springs #7 - BALLANTINES
Huell visits the popular Ballantine's Hotel and the Casa Cody in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs #8 - ELECTRIC HOUSE
Huell visits the automated McCullough House in Palm Springs.
Palm Springs #9 - FREY HOUSE
Lydia Kremer of the Palm Springs Desert Museum takes Huell on a tour of the amazing home by architect Albert Frey. He also visits the Hacienda Hoover.
Palm Springs Desert Museum
Palm Springs #10 - BLACK POOL
Huell visits a home with an amazing black pool and the Wexler House in Palm Springs
Palm Springs #11 - TAHQUITZ CANYON UPDATE
Huell updates his show from last year.
Palm Springs #12 - SNOW CREEK
Huell visits this small private community.
Palm Springs #13 - PLAZA
Huell Howser lands in the middle of historic downtown Plam Springs and visits Palm Springs Plaza.
Palm Springs #14 - PALM SPRINGS AIR MUSEUM
Huell Howser visits the Palm Springs Air Museumlocated at the Palm Springs International Airport. It's full of exhibits depicting aviation history through art, photography, movies, videos and of course aircraft.
Palm Springs Air Museum
Palm Springs #15 - RESTAURANTS
Huell Howser enjoys a diverse sample of foods from a few of Palm Springs restaurants.
Palm Springs #16 - DESERT HOT SPRINGS HOTEL AND SPA
The Desert Hot Springs Hotel and Spa has eight pools filled with water ranging from 92 to 140 degrees. Huell Howser joins locals and travelers from around the world to soak in the waters and relax in the desert sun.
Desert Hot Springs Hotel & Spa
Palm Springs #17 - CABOT'S ADOBE
Located in Desert Hot Springs, Huell Howser visits Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo Museum. It is an adobe structure built in the early 1900s by the man who discovered the famous mineral springs that give Desert Hot Springs its name. It's open to the public and houses beautiful paintings, furnishings and Native American pottery.
Cabot's Old Indian Pueblo
Palm Springs #18 - COACHELLA
Huell visits this working man's desert city.
Palm Springs #19 - PEOPLE OF PALM SPRINGS
Huell Howser meets the people who help make Palm Springs an international travel destination.
Palm Springs #20 - '50S MOTELS
The '50s live on in Palm Springs, and Huell Howser visits some of the best examples of architecture from that decade - motels.
Coral Sands Inn210 W. Stevens Rd.
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs #21 - JULIUS SHULMAN
Julius Shulman, the famed architectural photographer, shares many photos and stories about Palm Springs with Huell Howser.
Palm Springs #22 - LIVING DESERT
1,200 acres of amazing flora and fauna in Palm Desert.
Palm Springs #24 - NEW JEEP TOUR
Known for their tours which inlcude Native American history and culture, old mining lore, nature, ethno-botany, geology and panoramic vistas, Huell buckles himslef in for another ride with Desert Adventures Jeep Tours.
Desert Adventures Jeep Tours
Palm Springs #26 - FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
The Fountain of Youth Spa is a unique RV Resort in Niland which offers swimming pools, an artesian mineral water hot spa and fresh water hot spas.
Fountain of Youth Spa
Palm Springs #27 - POOL MAN
He’s busy with all those pools in the desert, but Huell tags along to learn about a day-in-the-life of a pool man.
Palm Springs #28 - DESERT MUSEUM TOUR
Explore the natural, ancient and, sadly, endangered places in the desert.
Palm Springs #30 - BLUE SKIES TRAILER PARK
Walk back in time as we visit this intact 1950s trailer park started by Bing Crosby and Jack Benny.
Palm Springs #31 - MARTHA'S VILLAGE
At Martha’s Village and Kitchen, a dedicated corps of 50 staff and 300-plus volunteers tend to the needs of Coachella Valley residents. They serve 250,000 meals each year and provide clothing, emergency shelter and health care for children. Huell talks with staff as well as residents to learn the success story of Martha’s Village.
Martha’s Village & Kitchen
Palm Springs #32 - THUNDERBIRD COUNTRY CLUB
An insider’s tour of the first 18-hole golf course in the desert whose early members included Lucy and Dezi.
Palm Springs #34 - INDIAN HISTORY
Visit the spa where Elvis soaked, and then walk through the magnificent Indian canyons.
Palm Springs #35 - PLAZA UPDATE
Right in the middle of downtown, this historic 1930s plaza has some amazing stories.
Palm Springs #36 - O'DONNELL HOUSE
One of the originals, offering not only Spanish architecture, but amazing views.
Palm Springs #40 - POLO
A visit to the huge polo fields, which have made the Coachella Valley a polo center!
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