List of films shot in Palm Springs, California

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This is a List of films and television programs shot in Palm Springs, California. It covers filming locations in Palm Springs and other nearby resort communities of the Coachella Valley. These communities, which include Palm Springs, Bermuda Dunes, Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Mecca, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and the Salton Sea, are in Riverside County, southern California. Included are individual episodes of TV series and radio programs.

Films

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1910s

In his 1919 book California Desert Trails, travel writer J. Smeaton Chase mentions that motion-picture people were in the Indian Canyons sometime before 1918.[1]

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

2010s

Television

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Radio

The Amos 'n' Andy and The Jack Benny Program radio shows were frequently broadcast from Palm Springs; also, Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, and Bob Hope broadcast from the city.[72]

Coachella Valley

See also

References

  1. Chase, J. Smeaton (1919). "II: The Palm Oases and Cañons". California Desert Trails. Boston; New York: Houghton Mifflin Co. p. 387. OCLC 2991395. Naturally, those nuisances the motion-picture people have seized on Palm Cañon for their antics, with the result of setting fire to some of the finest of the palms.  With illustrations from Chase's photographs. Available at: Google Books: California Coast Trails and California Desert Trails. Palo Alto, CA: Tioga Pub. Co. 1987. p. 387. ISBN 0935382607. LCCN 87040050. 
  2. Salomé at the American Film Institute Catalog
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 Niemann, Greg (2006). Palm Springs Legends: creation of a desert oasis. San Diego, CA: Sunbelt Publications. pp. 168–71. ISBN 978-0932653741. OCLC 61211290.  (here for Table of Contents)
  4. deMille, William C. (2007). "24: The Excitements of Celluloid: The Camel's Nose". In Peter Wild. The Grumbling Gods: a Palm Springs Reader. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press. ISBN 978-0874808995. OCLC 122974473. , quoting deMille in Hollywood Saga. New York, NY: E. P. Dutton. 1939. p. 319. OCLC 1353346.  (Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress) First edition)
  5. Wenzell, Nicolette (April 3, 2016). "1919 movie 'The Lone Star Ranger' shot in Palm Springs". The Desert Sun. Gannett. 
  6. The Lone Star Rush at the American Film Institute Catalog
  7. Desert Gold at the American Film Institute Catalog
  8. The Covered Wagon at the American Film Institute Catalog
  9. The Leopard Woman at the American Film Institute Catalog
  10. 10.00 10.01 10.02 10.03 10.04 10.05 10.06 10.07 10.08 10.09 10.10 10.11 10.12 10.13 10.14 10.15 10.16 10.17 10.18 10.19 10.20 10.21 10.22 10.23 10.24 10.25 10.26 10.27 10.28 10.29 10.30 10.31 10.32 10.33 10.34 10.35 10.36 10.37 10.38 10.39 10.40 10.41 10.42 10.43 10.44 10.45 10.46 10.47 10.48 10.49 10.50 10.51 10.52 10.53 10.54 10.55 10.56 10.57 Palm Springs Desert Cities Virtual Film Office: Filmed in the Desert Cities
  11. The Orphan at the American Film Institute Catalog
  12. The Sheik at the American Film Institute Catalog
  13. Her Jungle Love at the American Film Institute Catalog
  14. Lost Horizon at the American Film Institute Catalog
  15. Palm Springs at the TCM Movie Database and Palm Springs at the American Film Institute Catalog
  16. Sunkist Stars at Palm Springs at the TCM Movie Database
  17. 17.00 17.01 17.02 17.03 17.04 17.05 17.06 17.07 17.08 17.09 17.10 17.11 17.12 17.13 17.14 17.15 17.16 17.17 17.18 Palm Springs Visitors Center. "Coachella Valley Feature Film Production 1920–2011". Filming in Palm Springs. Palm Springs, CA. Retrieved October 1, 2012. Download (Downloadable PDF file)
  18. Under Two Flags at the American Film Institute Catalog
  19. The 9 minute segments were combined and released on VHS in 1989. See: Hedda Hopper's Hollywood. Los Angeles, CA: Republic Pictures Home Video. ISBN 1555265200 ISBN 978-1555265205 OCLC 22404038 and 422976061. Also see: Hedda Hopper's Hollywood (1959/1960). Rexall TV Special. OCLC 81489893.
  20. Objective, Burma! at the American Film Institute Catalog
  21. Rio Rita at the American Film Institute Catalog
  22. Song of the Open Road at the American Film Institute Catalog
  23. To the Shores of Tripoli at the American Film Institute Catalog
  24. Omar Khayyam at the American Film Institute Catalog
  25. Raw Edge at the American Film Institute Catalog
  26. Star Studded Ride (1954). Universal Pictures. Summary (from Library of Congress data): "A group of desert riders from Palm Springs, Calif., on their weekly ride watch Ben Hogan demonstrate some golf shots at the Tamarish [sic] Country Club, see Gussie Moran and Dave Gillam play a set of tennis at Charles Farrell's Racket Club, and observe Pat McCormack and Stubby Kreuger [sic] in a diving exhibition at the El Mirador Hotel. Credits: Producer, Thomas Mead; director, William C. Menzies; script, Allan Kitchel, Jr.; narrator, Tex Antoine; music, Jack Shaindlin; editor, Ed Bartsch." LCCN fi54-948
  27. Ten Tall Men at the American Film Institute Catalog
  28. The Silver Chalice at the American Film Institute Catalog
  29. The Veils of Bagdad at the American Film Institute Catalog
  30. Palm Springs Weekend at the TCM Movie Database; Palm Springs Weekend at the American Film Institute Catalog; and released on DVD (2009), Burbank, CA: Warner Home Video, OCLC 298862518 and 716402273. The film served to glamorize the city as a spring break destination: see New York Times review and Gianoulis, Tina (2000). "Spring Break." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Gale. Retrieved January 7, 2013 from HighBeam Research
  31. The Wild Angels at the American Film Institute Catalog
  32. The Wrecking Crew at the American Film Institute Catalog
  33. 3 Women at the American Film Institute Catalog
  34. Featured the Elrod home, designed by John Lautner. Design: Diamonds are Forever, HGTV
  35. Kotch at the TCM Movie Database and Kotch at the American Film Institute Catalog
  36. The Doll Squad at the American Film Institute Catalog
  37. Ebert, Roger (November 6, 1987). "Less Than Zero". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 2012-08-28. 
  38. Lethal Weapon 2 at the American Film Institute Catalog
  39. Famous Movie Locations: Wheel Inn Restaurant from 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' (Cabazon, California), by Kim Potts, Aug 10, 2010, Moviefone. Retrieved 2011-08-21.
  40. Rain Man at the American Film Institute Catalog
  41. With Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, Chaz Bono, Sonny Bono, Dion DiMucci, Dion and the Belmonts, Donovan, Donovan Leitch, The Grass Roots, The Mamas & The Papas, Peter Noone and Mackenzie Phillips Rockin' the Night Away at the Internet Movie Database; UPC 082551070220
  42. Holden, Stephen (March 14, 1997). "Dishonor Among Thieves". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  43. Pacific Heights at the American Film Institute Catalog
  44. Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (1997). Santa Monica, CA: Little Apple Productions. VHS. (39 minutes). OCLC 38964599
  45. Terminal Velocity at the American Film Institute Catalog
  46. 46.00 46.01 46.02 46.03 46.04 46.05 46.06 46.07 46.08 46.09 46.10 46.11 46.12 46.13 46.14 46.15 46.16 46.17 Inland Empire Film Commission: IEFC Film Credits (the IEFC is a Regional Film Office Partner with the California Film Commission (CA Regional Film Offices))
  47. De La Baume, Maïa (January 28, 2011). "For a Filmmaker, the Green Things in Life Are Free". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  48. Into the Wild at the American Film Institute Catalog
  49. Roger Ebert (August 4, 2000). "The Eyes of Tammy Faye". Chicago Sun-Times
  50. 50.0 50.1 "Palm Springs Neighborhood Premiers on NBC Reality Show". The Public Record. 37 (26): 3. April 1, 2014. ISSN 0744-205X. 
  51. Ebert, Roger (June 16, 2010). "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work". Chicago Sun Times
  52. Template:AllRovi movie; Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs at Rotten Tomatoes; Desert Utopia: Mid-Century Architecture in Palm Springs at the Internet Movie Database
  53. A Lez in Wonderland (original title: Broute-minou à Palm Springs) at the Internet Movie Database
  54. Bob Hope Special: The Bob Hope Special From Palm Springs at the TCM Movie Database LCCN 2010-610610
  55. LCCN 2010-610753
  56. Bob Hope's Yellow Ribbon Party at the TCM Movie Database LCCN 2010-610762
  57. Bob Hope's Christmas Show Hopes For the Holidays at the TCM Movie Database
  58. Christy Lane, Brad Pressman; Palm Springs, CA: Brentwood Home Video. VHS. ISBN 978-1879902084 OCLC 319896995
  59. Downey at the Internet Movie Database
  60. Hello Paradise at the Internet Movie Database
  61. Lea DeLaria; Mariah Hanson; Robin Gans; Sandy Sachs; Aarin Burch; (1996). The Club Skirts Girl Bar queens of comedy: in Palm Springs, California during the Dinah Shore Golf Classic week. Tallahassee, FL: Northern Arts/Naiad Press. VHS. ISBN 1562801546 ISBN 978-1562801540 OCLC 38996994
  62. Kate Clinton; Mariah Hanson; Robin Gans; Sandy Sachs; Aarin Burch; (1997). The Girl Bar [and] Club Skirts queens of comedy: in Palm Springs, California during the 7th annual Dinah Shore Golf Classic week. Tallahassee, FL: Northern Arts/Naiad Press. VHS. OCLC 43665546
  63. TV.com: Mannix, Season 1, Episode 1, "The Name is Mannix".
  64. Martha: "The Palm Springs Show"
  65. "2005 Mrs America". Retrieved August 30, 2010. 
  66. Digging for Sea Salt; Demolishing a Bridge; Atop a Tramway at the Internet Movie Database
  67. Slow Burn at AllMovie and Slow Burn at the Internet Movie Database
  68. Sonny Bono: Pop Songs & Politics (a.k.a. Biography (1/98)) at the TCM Movie Database
  69. FoxNews.com: "Evangelist Tammy Faye Messner Dies of Cancer at 65" July 22, 2007. And Tammy Faye: Death Defying at the Internet Movie Database
  70. TV.com The Frank Sinatra Show
  71. Video recording of the 1959 ABC Television program, released as a DVD in 2004 by Quantum Leap. Taped in Palm Springs. Credits include: Bill Colleran (producer & director); Johnny Bradford (writer); Frank Sinatra; Ella Fitzgerald; Peter Lawford; Juliet Prowse; Hermione Gingold; Red Norvo; Nelson Riddle and his orchestra; Sammy Cahn; Jimmy Van Heusen; and The Hi-Lo's. Hobart Productions. OCLC 58470954
  72. "Palm Springs Home To Radio Veterans: Stars of 'Golden Era'". Pittsburg Post-Gazette. AP. December 18, 1974. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  73. After Dark, My Sweet at the American Film Institute Catalog and Ebert, Roger "After Dark, My Sweet". The Chicago Sun-Times film review, March 13, 2005. Accessed: August 28, 2012. and Farber, Stephen (January 21, 1990). "In the Desert, a Jim Thompson Novel Blossoms on Film". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  74. America's Tribute to Bob Hope at the TCM Movie Database
  75. City of Rancho Mirage: Timeline
  76. Holden, Stephen (October 13, 2011). "Last Resort Remains an Oasis of Dreams". New York Times. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  77. Coachella: The Film at Rotten Tomatoes; Template:AllRovi movie; OCLC 67228885
  78. Five Graves to Cairo at the American Film Institute Catalog
  79. TV.com Hot Springs Hotel and Hot Springs Hotel at the Internet Movie Database
  80. Date from Hell at the Internet Movie Database
  81. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World at the American Film Institute Catalog
  82. Historical Society of Palm Desert; Rover, Hal; Kousken, Kim; Romer, Brett (2009). Palm Desert. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 128. ISBN 978-0738559643. 
  83. Julie at the American Film Institute Catalog
  84. Little Birds synopsis
  85. Rita Rudner: Married Without Children (a.k.a. HBO Comedy Hour (06/24/95)) at the TCM Movie Database
  86. Alvarez, Celeste (January 29, 2013). "Local beach creates perfect atmosphere for 'River Monster' promo". Imperial Valley Press. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  87. Satan's Sadists at the American Film Institute Catalog
  88. The Beast with a Million Eyes at the American Film Institute Catalog
  89. The Big Fisherman at the American Film Institute Catalog
  90. Holland, David R. "Rancho Las Palmas: Player-Friendly 27 Holes Another Robinson, Marriott Desert Winner". TravelGolf. WorldGolf.com. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  91. The Kid at the Internet Movie Database
  92. Meeks, Eric G. (2011). P.S. I Love Lucy: The Story of Lucille Ball in Palm Springs. Horotio Limburger Oglethorpe. p. 31. ISBN 978-1468098549. 
  93. The Player at the TCM Movie Database
  94. "It Takes Three" UCLA Extension: Entertainment Studies
  95. Bruce, Leslie (January 13, 2012). "Where to Sleep and Dine During the Palm Springs Film Festival". The Hollywood Reporter. Los Angeles: Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  96. City of Rancho Mirage: Historical Context

Further reading

  • Alan, Ken (January 22, 2013). "Valley gets serious about attracting filmmakers". The Public Record. Palm Springs, CA: Robert Marra. 37 (4): 1–2. ISSN 0744-205X. 
  • Alan, Ken (January 21, 2014). "Desert, desert everywhere—but you can't film on it". The Public Record. Palm Springs, CA: Robert Marra. 37 (6): 1–2. ISSN 0744-205X. 

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