If you like the desert and the heat, Palm Springs is the place for you. This Southern California city located in Riverside County is super popular during the winter as folks flee to the desert for sun and heat. Even in the winter it doesn’t drop much below 22°C and the record high is 51°C in July and August.
Palm Springs is also known as the golf capital of the world, although it was famed for tennis in the early 20th century, with the formation of the Palm Springs Racquet Club and the Palm Springs Tennis Club.
Back in the 1930’s, Palm Springs became a bolt hole for Hollywood stars (before Las Vegas, which wasn’t until the late 1940’s). There was a very good reason for this, and it was that a star’s life could be destroyed overnight by gossip and scandal, as it still can today. A revelation that a star was gay or having an extra-marital affair could ruin them overnight, and gossip columnists like Heather Hopper and Louella Parsons were always on the lookout for the next salacious story which would be read and devoured with glee by their millions of followers.
100 Mile Limit!
So much so, that they employed gossip reporters who would trail stars day and night in order to see what they were up to. These reporters didn’t earn much unless they broke a story, but they were paid their expenses for travelling. However, the travelling limit only extended to 100 miles – and Palm Springs is 107 miles from Hollywood! (How about that for a “fun fact” about Palm Springs).
It wasn’t a guarantee, but nonetheless many Hollywood stars bought homes in Palm Springs where they believed that they would be out of reach of the newshounds. They included many of the famous, such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, John and Lionel Barrymore, Leslie Howard, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Durante, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Errol Flynn, Robert Wagner, Frank Sinatra, and Bob Hope. Who knows what they had to hide – if anything? But at least it got them away from the relentless pursuit of the press.
As w said, today it is known for golf, and many people come here to participate, watch, report, and so on, and are in need of Palm Springs serviced apartments, which we can provide at Key Housing.
If this is you, and you are looking for Palm Springs serviced apartments, we can help you with the sort of accommodation that you need for a short term visit. They are certainly a better option than living in an expensive and yet cramped hotel bedroom for several weeks. Nowadays, many folks are seeking corporate housing in Palm Springs, both for fun or for business or for both.
Whatever your needs for Palm Springs serviced apartments, call us on 1-800-989-0410 or click on the Contact Us link at the top of the page.