10 Aug '17, 5pm

Curious Traveler Visits Southwest Desert Hot Spots: From Fabulous to Celestial to Serene

Curious Traveler Visits Southwest Desert Hot Spots: From Fabulous to Celestial to Serene

I lived in Palm Springs for a few years, and was so sad to see that the legendary ‘Fabulous Palm Springs Follies’ closed in 2014, after a 23-year run. Although you can’t see those over-the-top vaudeville-style shows, it’s a good place to start a description of what Palm Springs is like. Just like any other Ziegfeld or Vegas showgirl, the Follies showgirls wore mile-high feather boa’d headdresses, fantastically bright and skimpy costumes, adorned with pearls and rhinestones a-plenty. The only difference is these showgirls were all aged 55 to 84. I even saw one showgirl in her 90s doing cartwheels on stage once. In heels. See why they were ‘Fabulous’? So, this is why the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies epitomizes Palm Springs. While others may aim to age gracefully, here it’s all about aging Fabulously. In its 1950s-1960s Rat Pack heydey, the rich and famous (and Fabulous) of ...

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