Title: Beautiful People of Palm Springs
Publisher: Lulu Press
Book Condition: Good
1411634888 Meets the good condition guidelines. Has wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z1411634888Z3
Synopsis: Set in the days when Palm Springs was winter home to the rich and famous, celebrities from around the world flocked to this desert playground to be seen. Author Mary Turner brings it all back to life. Features the works of her famed husband-photographer Clarence A. Turner, Beautiful People of Palm Springs is a treasure house of never before seen photographs along with the inspiring story of their life with the stars. As one of Ansel Adams last students, Cal Turner's takes you back to those days gone by. Witness for yourself for the first time ever the true story of their remarkable "behind the scenes" life. This was indeed a magical world that only a few privileged people have ever experienced first hand, making this book a national historical archive in it's own right. A must have book for all historians. See the 'Preview' below for the complete index.
From the Publisher: Beautiful People of Palm Springs is a true story of a 50-year-old couple that began a second career. Clarence A. Turner and wife Mary L. Turner set up a photography business in Palm Springs, California and become the official photographers for the Racquet Club of Palms Springs. Now at the golden age of eighty plus, they publish this fascinating and inspiring chronicle.
The story is set during the early 1970's when they had the unique opportunity to photograph such notables as Frank Sinatra, the Gabor family, Ginger Rogers and Bob Hope. The book is packed full of never before seen photographs along with the stories about their experiences documenting the behind the scenes life of the golden era film celebrities.
Extremely well written with an interleaved layout, this book demonstrates what a husband and wife team with true courage and determination can accomplish. This book is a national treasure in it’s own right.
–Gene Weed 2006
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