Mayor Garner to proclaim June 3 “Beverly Johnson Day” in honor of Supermodel’s one woman show at Palm Springs Cultural Center

In honor of local resident and Supermodel Beverly Johnson’s much anticipated one-woman show “Beverly Johnson: In Vogue,” debuting next week at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, Mayor Grace Garner will proclaim Saturday, June 3, “Beverly Johnson Day” in the City of Palm Springs.

Johnson was the first African American woman to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine and then later in her career courageously broke her silence to publicly reveal that she too had been drugged by comedian Bill Cosby — and with that disclosure suddenly became part of the momentum that helped launch the #MeToo movement.

“Beverly Johnson is an iconic role model in the world of modeling who broke the glass ceiling for African American women who had long been looking for more opportunity,” Garner said in a statement.

“She is a hero to millions of women for courageously breaking her silence about the
harm Cosby inflicted,” Garner said. “We owe Beverly a tremendous debt of gratitude and on behalf of the citizens of Palm Springs, it is an honor to celebrate June 3 as Beverly Johnson Day in our city.”

The production, presented by Palm Springs Women in Film and Television and the Palm Springs Cultural Center, is co-written by Johnson and Josh Ravetch — and highlights Johnson’s career and unexpected turns in her life. Ravetch is a playwright and screenwriter best known for directing Carrie Fisher’s acclaimed one-woman show “Wishful Drinking.”

The show begins at 6 p.m. at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, 2300 E. Baristo Road. Just prior to the opening, Mayor Garner will officially present Johnson the proclamation. Tickets are available by visiting

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