Rancho Mirage became known for its celebrity citizens in the 1950s and 1960s, but many of the opulent and eye-catching homes at Thunderbird and Tamarisk Country Clubs were built for rich industrialists, art collectors, and philanthropists. Their deep pockets, creative enthusiasm, and sometimes their work, informed their decisions to select the leading designers of the day.
Author of the new book Mod Mirage and local historian Melissa Riche will take you on a photographic journey of the best of the city's historic homes, accompanied by intriguing, amusing, and revealing insights about their owners. From the innovative ‘push button’ house for entrepreneur engineer Robert McCulloch, to the sublime ‘White Shadows’ for the Weyerhaeuser heir in Thunderbird Heights, this talk will enthrall those who love history as well as design. Books will be available for sale and signing.