By David Wallace

This present day, Palm Springs' gay-owned companies are flourishing, or even the Palm Springs paintings Museum cashes in by way of webhosting homosexual fundraising occasions. really a transformation from the Sixties, whilst an area pastor was once run out of city while it was once came across that he used to be homosexual. yet something remains to be lacking from Palm Springs—a background of the city's transformation from a iciness relatives inn city right into a year-round, world-famous homosexual vacation spot.

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The couple married exactly one year later, and the union would last for thirteen years—the longest of his five marriages. Grant first saw Dyan Cannon on the short-lived television adventure Malibu Run in 1961. After a lengthy (for Grant) courtship, they eloped on July 22, 1965; Grant was 61, Cannon 26. Six months later their daughter, Jennifer, was born; nevertheless the marriage was troubled from the beginning and the couple separated after a year and a half, in December 1966. Cannon claimed that Grant flew into frequent rages and spanked her when she “disobeyed” him.

Designed both to provide an outlet for the Indians’ work and to reward excellence through a prize competition, it was the direct ancestor of today’s Santa Fe Indian Market, a world famous event held every August. Dougan also provided funds to the Museum of New Mexico to collect and promote Indian art; in 1922 a Hopi named Kabotie won the first annual Rose Dougan art prize, and by 1930 his works were in the museum’s permanent collection. Dougan and von Blumenthal’s evangelism for Indian art and crafts is also credited with influencing today’s famous Santa Fe “Adobe Central” appearance.

That year he made The Married Virgin, for which he was paid fifty dollars, the same amount that he was given for dancing in a later film, The Rogue’s Romance, for which his fee was based on the film footage shot of him: a dollar a foot. Valentino’s troubles with women started early on. At a party in 1919 he met a scenario writer named Jean Acker whom he married on November 5, 1919. ) Since Acker was well known to be a lesbian, the young actor must have seen the union solely as a career move; she was well connected in the film community and was making a good income ($200 weekly, the equivalent of $2,500 or more today).

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