Jimmy Van Heusen: Swingin' in the Desert with Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Get Tickets Here $15
This composing genius created some of the most beloved melodies. Living in the desert for over five decades he played and collaborated with entertainment giants like Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby creating classics such as "Swinging on a Star", "Love and Marriage", "Come Fly With Me" and "All the Way". Jimmy composed the songs for 23 Crosby movies and 76 songs for Frank Sinatra, more than any other composer.
Nominated 14 times Jimmy won 4 Academy Awards
Director Jim Burns, will introduce the film, Jimmy Van Heusen – Swingin’ with Frank & Bing, a documentary first aired on PBS, which looks at the life and music of the high-flying songwriter. Also shown will be a rare film tour of Jimmy’s mountaintop ranch near Yucca Valley from 1964.
The screenings will be followed by seldom-seen photos of Van Heusen enjoying the good life in the desert. A panel discussion moderated by Tracy Conrad, President of the Palm Springs Historical Society will follow the films.