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Photos: Palm Springs Eternal

The original playground to the stars is having yet another day in the sun.


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Yul Brynner and Frank Sinatra (from left) at the singer’s Palm Springs home, 1971. Courtesy of John Bryson/Sygma/Corbis.

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Robert Wagner in the Palm Springs Racquet Club swimming pool, 1956. Courtesy of Everett Collection.

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A sunbather, 1949. Courtesy of Corbis.

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The brise-soleil at the Parker hotel. Courtesy of The Parker.

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The tennis star Eleanor Cushingham working on her tan, 1947. Courtesy of Peter Stackpole/Life Magazine/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images.

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Marlene Dietrich and tennis star Fred Perry, 1934. Courtesy of Getty Images.

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The scene at the Ocotillo Lodge pool, 1957. Courtesy of Palm Springs Life.

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Slim Aarons’s Poolside Gossip, 1970, featuring Palm Springs social doyennes Helen Kaptur and Nelda Links (from left). Courtesy of Slim Aarons/Getty Images.

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Doris Day and Marty Melcher at the Desert Inn, 1957. Courtesy of Neal Peters Collection.

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The grounds of the Parker hotel. Courtesy of The Parker.

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Corrine Krisel, the wife of the architect William Krisel, at the Twin Palms Houses, 1957. Courtesy of Julius Shulman.

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Doris Day and June Allyson (from left), mid-1950s. Courtesy of Everett Collection.

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The Frey House II, 1965. Courtesy of Julius Shulman.

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The pool at Bob Hope’s estate, 2007. Courtesy of Julius Shulman.

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A fur presentation, 1960. Courtesy of Getty Images.