Palm Springs Preservation Foundation

Retro Martini Party - February 25, 2011

The 2011 Retro Martini Party was held at the spectacular Jorgensen-Mavis House (1955) located on the 9th fairway of the exclusive Thunderbird Country Club, playground of U.S. presidents. On the evening of this sold-out fundraiser, the home of steel magnate Earle M. Jorgensen (designed by midcentury architect William "Wild Bill" Cody) was ablaze with light and great music. The lovely event allowed the well-dressed and vintage-dressed attendees to recapture life living next door to Lucy and Desi Arnaz.

Special thanks to PSPF member Mark Bleicher for staging vintage patio furniture at the event. All party attendees received a complimentary copy of PSPF’s 2004 Cody tribute journal and a chocolate martini glass from Gelfond Chocolates of Beverly Hills.

To read more about the modernist Jorgensen-Mavis House click here.

Photos courtesy Brian Blackwelder Photography, Lana Costea and PSPF. For copies please contact us at

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