The History of the Racquet Club of Palm Springs. Ralph Bellamy Charlie Farrell, Sally Presley Rippingale.

The History of the Racquet Club of Palm Springs

Yucaipa, California: U.S. Business Specialties, 1985. Edition Not Stated. (Assume First Edition). Tall 4to., 146 pages, illustrated with many black & white photographs. -- Dust jacket has some light wear around the extremities. Light rubbing to head and heel of pine and tips of corners. -- No other notable defects. Very good / very good. Item #9495

"The Racquet Club was a resort in Palm Springs, California, founded by actors Charles Farrell and Ralph Bellamy, which opened on December 15, 1934. Pin-up photographer Bruno Bernard is credited with first photographing Marilyn Monroe at the Racquet Club in 1947; and it was at the club pool where she met talent agent Johnny Hyde. -- Famous members and visitors to the Racquet Club included: Arthur Ashe, Burt Bacharach, Kay Ballard, Jack Benny, Frank Bogert, Ray Bolger, Sonny Bono & Chastity Bono, Ernest Borgnine, Lloyd Bridges, George Burns, Hoagie Carmichael, Jackie Coogan, Mary Costa, Vic Damone, William Demarest, James Franciscus, Annette Funicello, Eva Gabor, Jolie Gabor, & Magda Gabor, Janet Gaynor, Edie Gorme, Bonita Granville, Shecky Green, Dolores & Bob Hope, Billie Jean King, Dorothy Kirsten, Steve Lawrence, Frederick Loewe, Dean Martin, Mary Martin, Barbara Marx, Zeppo Marx, George Montgomery, Joe Namath, Bob Newhart, George Peppard, Lily Pons, Prince Rainier of Monaco, Victoria Principle, Bobby Riggs, Jilly Rizzo, Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Robert Stack, John V. Tunney, Ann Landers & Abigail Van Buren, Ken Venturi, Lawrence Welk, Jack Wrather, and Efrem Zimbalist, Jr."-wiki. -- Page 45 photograph of Marilyn Monroe. The greatest movie legends of all time made it their playground.

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