Cool stories about our humble hotel and opera house.

From borax to ballet

Marta shares her story of discovering Death Valley Junction in a National Geographic article from 1970.

Marta's legacy lives on

More than a half century after Marta breathed her life and vision into Death Valley Junction, artists converge on the Opera House to celebrate art in the desert.

California Dreamer

Under a blistering Death Valley sun, Marta Becket resurrected the Amargosa Opera House with nothing but a paint brush and fierce devotion to her art.


Set in the remote California ghost town of Death Valley Junction, this Emmy award-winning documentary captures artist and dancer Marta Becket's 33 year quest for self expression.

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