Friday, July 27, 2012

Hello, Dali at the Racquet Club

The Palm Springs Art Museum Cafe has a new set of celebrity candid photographs from the Racquet Club in the 1950s and 1960s by a forgotten photographer named Bill Anderson. The original Marilyn Monroe, before her twenty-six foot sculptural commemoration a block away, is seen above with Charles Farrell circa 1954.

Maurice Chevalier, looking like his usual horndog self, is pictured above during a New Year's Eve party in 1963.

For sheer surrealism, however, nothing tops the photo of painter Salvador Dali at a Racquet Club "Mexican Theme Party" on December 14, 1966.

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