Wonder Valley, California, in the heart of the Mojave Desert, is a rural community of artists, musicians, and other desert dwellers. Visit the Palms Restaurant, the Glass Outhouse Gallery, and the Wonder Valley Community Center. Visit the beautiful Pinto and Bullion mountains. Minutes from Joshua Tree National Park and the Gateway to the Mojave Preserve.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Kip's Desert Book Club
DESERT TOWN BY RAMONA STEWART
7:00 p.m., May 7, 2018 at
The Glass Outhouse Art Gallery
77575 Twentynine Palms Highway, at Thunder Road
Wonder Valley, CA 92277
The 1946 novel Desert Town by Ramona Stewart has brothels, car chases, gangsters, cowboys, crooked cops, a love struck teenage girl and tons of thinly veiled homosexuality. What more could you ask for? Well it was also made into the film noir movie Desert Fury, shot in Technicolor, with a very young Burt Lancaster in 1947! Come join us at the Glass Outhouse on Monday, May 7th at 7:00pm where we will discuss the book and watch the movie outdoors when it gets dark enough. There seem to be quite a few used copies floating around online. I think the cover art on my Pocket Book is fantastic.
To get to the Glass Outhouse, drive 4 miles east of 29 Palms on Hwy 62 and turn right on Thunder Road, where you will see the Book Club sign and the gallery sign. The water tank painted to look like a giant Pepsi can is a good landmark to watch for. If you pass the airport, turn around, you went too far. See you at the movies!—Kip