Daryn Hinton's Godmothers Jane Russell & Bobo Rockefeller who frequented the club

Marilyn Monroe & Jane in Gentlemen prefer blondes. On the cover of Life Magazine.

 Married to Winthrop Rockefeller, later governor of Arkansas, who had a home in Palm Springs. Her son Win Rockefeller was Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and Daryn's brother Darby's Godfather. Win passed away 2006.

Jane Russell & Bob Hope belting out a song in the Bamboo Lounge

THE FAMOUS RACQUET CLUB OF PALM SPRINGS  
The club is a memory now

Ann Miller

It's wildly popular Bamboo Lounge  was a hub of entertainment activity. Whether actively participating at the piano bar, tapping your toe to a trio, or dancing in the ballroom, it was always fun.
Four barstools had reserved plaques for Clark Gable, Charles Farrell, William Powell and Spencer Tracy. You could even stroll over the Clark Gable Bridge and admire the cottages reserved for the stars that bear their name. They had 12 tennis courts, a tennis pro, lessons, tournaments, and lots of fun
 
 Daryn Hinton was someone fortunate enough to have incredible childhood memories from the club. Like as a child watching Jayne Mansfield's date, whom her mother Marilynn Hinton introduced her to, orchestrating breeders to parade their standard poodles around the pool so Jayne could choose her new pet. Or visiting with her godmothers Jane Russell and Bobo Rockefeller by the pool. And later in life sipping a Ramos fizz on the patio with Christina Ferrare  (before Delorean) who went to studio school with Daryn's brother Darby Hinton on the 20th Century Fox lot. Until 1998, Daryn had not been to the club in 20+ years. She wasn't sure it even existed anymore until Linda Christian, who was married to Tyrone Power, (Tyrone named Daryn after his daughter Taryn) invited her to a barbecue by the pool. At that time the incredible memories started to flood back. The magnificent setting, surrounded by the awesome mountains, the beautiful serene grounds; there was magic in the air there.

Some Photos of the celebrity guest at the Racquet Club are displayed on this site for you to see.
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Tyrone Power, Daryn Hinton as a babe in arms , Darcy Hinton, Ty's daughters Taryn Power (Daryn's namesake)  and Romina Powerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daryn_Hintonhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristina_Ferrarehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cristina_Ferrarehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_DeLoreanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darby_Hintonshapeimage_7_link_0shapeimage_7_link_1shapeimage_7_link_2shapeimage_7_link_3shapeimage_7_link_4
Tyrone Power’s family with Daryn Hinton at the Racquet Club of Palm Spring’s Garden Villas.  Daryn Hinton, Romina Power, Linda Christian, Tyrone Power Jr.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrone_Powerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taryn_Powerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romina_Powershapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2
Jayne Mansfield at the Racquet club in 1962 with Darby Hinton by the pool. The Racquet club was always filled with actors & movie stars. Darby was one of the youngest child stars that frequented the club. Darby is a veteran actor from age 6 months old. Shortly after this photo was taken he landed the part of Israel Boone, Daniel Boone's son on the Daniel Boone TV show for 6 years. Darby who was also Ian Griffith on Days of our Lives and who has continued acting in movies, TV and producing. He loved the club. It is all about the memories!
Jane Russell, passed away february 28th 2011. Her life, spirit and legacy live on through all that she did, her films, her records and everyone whose life she touched. She had the first gospel hit in the mainstream market in the 50's and stayed close to God throughout her life. She is smiling down from heaven. We LOVE YOU Jane!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jayne_Mansfieldhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0385976/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Boone_(TV_series)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Boone_(TV_series)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_our_Liveshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Days_of_our_Livesshapeimage_10_link_0shapeimage_10_link_1shapeimage_10_link_2shapeimage_10_link_3shapeimage_10_link_4shapeimage_10_link_5

Daryn Hinton's Godmothers Jane Russell & Bobo Rockefeller who frequented the club

Jane Russell & Bob Hope belting out a song in the Bamboo Lounge

 Married to Winthrop Rockefeller, later governor of Arkansas, who had a home in Palm Springs. Her son Win Rockefeller was Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and Daryn's brother Darby's Godfather. Win passed away 2006.

Jane Russell, passed away february 28th 2011. Her life, spirit and legacy live on through all that she did, her films, her records and everyone whose life she touched. She had the first gospel hit in the mainstream market in the 50's and stayed close to God throughout her life. She is smiling down from heaven. We LOVE YOU Jane!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Russellshapeimage_11_link_0
Bobo Rockefeller, passed away June 19th 2008. Her life, spirit and legacy live on through her amazing grandchildren who will be incredible movers and shakers in this new generation and will write its history. Bobo joins her wonderful son, Win Rockefeller (Darby Hinton's Godfather), the former Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas and her ex-husband, Winthrop Rockefeller, the former Governor of Arkansas, in heaven. They will be among the mighty cloud of witnesses that watch and cheer on their family as they run the race (Hebrews 12:1). We LOVE YOU BOBO!

Marilyn Monroe & Jane in Gentlemen prefer blondes. On the cover of Life Magazine.

The Spirits live on through the memories we cherishhttp://www.ruebelfuneralhome.com/obituaryindividual.php?id=443shapeimage_13_link_0

Jayne Mansfield with Ed, Darcy & Daryn Hinton

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THE RACQUET CLUB FEATURED ON A&E TV AND THE ORIGIN OF THE BLOODY MARY


The Racquet Club was featured on A&E (Arts & Entertainment television Network). The segment is called 'Hollywood Home Movies'. It is about the stars of yester year and featured them with their home movies. So many of them played at the Racquet club. So they interview Daryn Hinto by the Racquet Club Villa's pool, where so much of the fun took place. Along with talking about all of the fun they had, she was also able to clear up the confusion of the origin of the 'Bloody Mary'. It was created at the Racquet Club out of necessity. The consistent party atmosphere called for a 'morning after' remedy and so the Bloody Mary was born out of necessity at the Racquet Club. The owners of the famed 21 club in New York were frequent friends and members who spent a lot of time at the Racquet Club. They took the recipe home to the 21 club and its popularity quickly spread throughout the world!

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Dorothy Kloss, the oldest living working showgirl in the world says the Guinness Book of World Records, interviewed here by Daryn Hinton

We first met Dorothy Dale Kloss at the Racquet Club, where she liked to frequent the famed Bamboo Lounge. Dorothy received a star on the Palm Springs Walk Of Stars and January 15 was proclaimed Dorothy Kloss Day in Palm Springs. This is a very inspiring video to watch!