After a 22-year run, the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies — one of the longest running dance and musical revues in the United States – played its last-ever show on May 18.
With its lavish celebration of the music, dance and comedy of the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies was something of a show-biz legend: since it opened in 1991, almost 4 million people have seen the show. Perhaps one of the most notable things about the show is the age of its cast: They ranged from 55 to 83 years of age. Why? The show’s founders, Riff Markowitz and Mary Jardin, require that performers actually lived in the early- to mid-20th century.
- David Wallace