Five-Minute Museum

Swimming with the stars

A new photography exhibition examines the cultural significance of the Southern California swimming pool

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    Collection Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of Dorothy Anderson © Palm Springs Art Museum

    Bill Anderson, "Rock Hudson," 1954.

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    Black Dog Collection © Kenda North

    Kenda North, "Untitled (Blue and White Suit and Pool)," 1982.

    Hand colored dye transfer print.

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    Courtesy of the artist and Michael H. Lord Gallery © Leland Y. Lee

    Leland Y. Lee, "Silvertop – Hollywood Dawn," 1972.

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    Collection Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of Dorothy Anderson © Palm Springs Art Museum

    Bill Anderson, "El Mirador," early 1950s.

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    Courtesy of the artist © Jane L. O’Neal

    Jane O’Neal, "Leaving," 1978.

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    Collection Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of Dorothy Anderson © Palm Springs Art Museum

    Bill Anderson, "Mr. and Mrs. Alan Ladd at Home," 1950s.

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    Courtesy of Judith and Lawrence Schiller; Lawrence Schiller © Polaris Communications, Inc.

    Lawrence Schiller, "Entertainment at the Bar," 1960.

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    Bob Mizer Foundation Permanent Collection © Bob Mizer Foundation

    Bob Mizer, "Richard Dubois," 1953.

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    Sonnabend Collection, New York © David Hockney; photo credit Richard Schmidt

    David Hockney, "John St. Clair Swimming" (from "Twenty Photographic Pictures"), 1972.

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    Collection Palm Springs Art Museum, gift of the artist © Michael Childers

    Michael Childers, "David Hockney at Rising Glen, Hollywood," 1978.

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    Courtesy of Judith and Lawrence Schiller; Lawrence Schiller © Polaris Communications, Inc.

    Lawrence Schiller, "Marilyn Monroe," 1962.

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    Maynard L. Parker Archive, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California © The Huntington Library

    Maynard L. Parker, "Olivia de Havilland at her residence, Los Angeles," 1945.

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    Courtesy of Loretta Ayeroff © 1974 Loretta Ayeroff

    Loretta Ayeroff, "Abandoned Pool, California Ruins, Perris Valley," 1974.

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