Hollywood Celebrity Playground


by Howard Johns

September 2006 | $35.00 | Hardcover | ISBN: 978-1-56980-303-5

With Hollywood Celebrity Playground, Howard Johns picks up where his Palm Springs Confidential left off—this time covering the other fabled desert resort towns that stretch from Hollywood to Las Vegas. This book includes the "million dollar" cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, and historic La Quinta—where TV kingpin Merv Griffin owned a 240-acre Arabian horse ranch and Oscar-winning director Frank Capra worked on the memorable films, It Happened One Night and Lost Horizon. Like Palm Springs Confidential, this sequel escorts readers through the electronic gates, down the winding pathways, and into the expensive homes where it all happened—from corporate mergers and extramarital flings to failed suicide attempts and cold-blooded murders.