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Walk of the Stars Palm Springs Honors the Alexander Family

Walk of the Stars honors the Alexander Family with a Star on Palm Canyon. Free (1 hr)


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Walk of the Stars will honor the Alexander Family on February 14, 2020.  This family builder spans two generations of in the Coachella Valley and is recognizable and valued by generations since.  George and his son Robert built over 2200 homes in the area between 1955 and 1965.  The homes today are recognized and appreciated for their Mid-Century Modern architecture.  Projects include the homes of Dinah Shore, Dean Martin, Joan Collins, Marilyn Monroe as well as the Twin Palms neighborhood and Ocotillo Lodge Hotel.  The most famous house built by the Alexander family is the Lawford/Kennedy house in Las Palmas.  This is rumored to be the house President Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe.  In 1962 the Alexander Family appeared in Look Magazine featuring the “Honeymoon Hideaway” house at 1350 Ladera Circle – another one of their best-known homes in the area.  The Article portrayed the Alexanders and this estate as the center of social activities in Palm Springs during the early 1960s.  George Alexander and his wife Mildred, along with their son Robert and his wife Helene, were killed on November 14, 1965, when their chartered plane flying from Palm Springs to Burbank crashed into the Little Chocolate Mountains near Indio, California.  They were survived by Robert’s daughter who is still living today.

Walk of the Stars Palm Springs is a public event managed by the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the City of Palm Springs. Each year we honor up to 12 notable personalities and celebrities who contribute to the prominence of Palm Springs. We are proud to partner with Modernism Week, Palm Springs Art Museum, and other community partners who share in our recognition of these prominent individuals who helped shape the city we enjoy so much today.

Free Unticketed Event

Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
There are some exterior and/or interior steps.
The organizer of this event is Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Event Check-in Location

300 South Palm Canyon, Palm Springs, CA 92262

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Photo Credits: Palm Springs Life / Eichler Network

 

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