LUCIE ARNAZ AND HUSBAND LARRY LUCKINBILL CELEBRATED AT INDIAN WELLS COUNTRY CLUB. WHY THERE? BECAUSE DESI OWNED AND BUILT THE INDIAN WELLS HOTEL AND STARTED (WITH PARTNERS) INDIAN WELLS COUNTRY CLUB.
Do you know why he started that club? Because, even though he and Lucy were residents of Thunderbird Country Club, Desi was NOT ALLOWED to be a member or play golf because he was Cuban. That's right. So he built his own hotel and Club. Oh...Jews weren't allowed in Thunderbird, either.
In honor of Desi's birthday, Lucie and Larry did a special evening at Indian Wells where they ran never-before-seen home movies of Lucy and Desi, including 50s-era originals of Lucie and Desi, Jr. playing at Indian Wells in the very early days. We also saw movies of early Palm Springs and other famous guests at the Racquet Club, plus horseback riding in Indian Canyons, and their Paul Williams-designed home in Thunderbird. The invitation-only audience ate it up.
|Lucie and Desi dancing|
|Indian Wells CC today|
AND, GUESS WHAT? Lucie requested a band to play all her father's music and here's what ended up happening..........
Lucie to Me--"Let's join the band and play percussion."
Lucie--"Yes. Let's go."
|And, shooting all of this was dear friend, producer Dick Taylor|
ANOTHER MEMORABLE EVENING!