Backyard Oasis
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Backyard Oasis: From object of desire to disillusionment, celebrities to the middle class

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The jacket cover of the exhibit book for “Backyard Oasis: The Swimming Pool in Southern California Photography” 1945-1982 (Prestel Publishing), at the Palm Springs Art Museum through May 27. Photo “The Hockney Swimmer” by Michael Childers, taken in 1978. (Michael Childers)
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Marilyn Monroe, 1962 photograph by Lawrence Schiller. (Lawrence Schiller)
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Rock Hudson, 1954 photograph by Bill Anderson. (Bill Anderson)
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Raymond and Viola Loewy with their daughter in Palm Springs, 1957 photograph by Bill Anderson. (Bill Anderson)
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Alan Ladd and his wife at home in Palm Springs, 1950s photograph by Bill Anderson. (Bill Anderson)
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“Entertainment at the Bar,” 1960 photograph by Lawrence Schiller. (Lawrence Schiller)
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“Palm Springs Fashion,” 1964 photograph by Lawrence Schiller. (Lawrence Schiller)
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“We don’t have to conform,” 1971 photograph by Bill Owens. (Bill Owens)
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“Rich Thompson, Indio,” 1963 photograph by Mel Roberts. (Mel Roberts)
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“Woman by the Pool,” 1975 photograph at the Beverly Hills Hotel by Anthony Friedkin. (Anthony Friedkin)
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“Leaving,” 1978 photograph by Jane O’Neal.

Full article: “Backyard Oasis” at the Palm Springs Art Museum

 (Jane O’Neal)
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