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Palm Springs in Riverside County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Plaza Theatre

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
1. Plaza Theatre Marker
Inscription. The Plaza Theatre opened in December 1936 with a screening of "Camille", a tragic love story starring Robert Taylor and Greta Garbo; actor Ralph Bellamy served as master of ceremonies for this event which attracted about 40 Hollywood celebrities. The Theatre was also home for some of the Jack Benny radio broadcasts in the 1940s, along with those of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The "Village Insanities" revue, a highlight of the Desert Circus of the 1930s and onward, was also staged here.
 
Erected by the McCallum Desert Foundation. (Marker Number HSPB-22A.)
 
Location. 33° 49.353′ N, 116° 32.782′ W. Marker is in Palm Springs, California, in Riverside County. Marker is on South Palm Canyon Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs CA 92262, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oasis Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Welwood Murray Memorial Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Desert Inn (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); McCallum House (about 700
Plaza Theatre Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
2. Plaza Theatre Marker
feet away); Lykken’s Department Store (about 700 feet away); Site of First Community Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cork'n Bottle Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Telephone Building (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Palm Springs.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
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By Bill Kirchner, March 29, 2015
3. Plaza Theatre
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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