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CHARLES PHOENIX RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – PALM SPRINGS

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy
Holiday Life & Style!

DECEMBER 19, 2014 @ 6:30PM
SOLD OUT
SMOKE TREE RANCH
1850 SMOKE TREE LANE

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century “mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q” and “Yule Log Flambe.”

This special performance takes place in the WALT DISNEY HALL at Palm Springs’ legendary (and private) Smoke Tree Ranch. Doors open at 5:30 … complimentary savory snacks will be served drinks will available for purchase … festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

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CHARLES PHOENIX: RETRO HOLIDAY SLIDE SHOW – LOS ANGELES

Live Comedy Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy Holiday Life & Style!

DECEMBER 21, 2014 @ 7PM
SOLD OUT
MODERNICA PROPS
2805 GILROY STREET

Be prepared for your holiday spirit to soar when the Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, leads you on a hilarious hi-octane adventure extravaganza into his wild and wacky world of “flea-market found” vintage Kodachrome slides, epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” creations and field trip finds.

Expect this deep fried and delicious dose of New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas to get you in the mood for the holidays like never before!

With abundant joy, clever wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles lavishes the very best of his mid-century “mom and pop pix” with colorful commentary on the way we, crazy Americans, decorated, dressed, dined, and drank for the holidays in the 50s & 60s!

Charles also and shares his latest epic holiday inspired “test kitchen” and field trip experiments and adventures including the “Christmas Dinner Car-B-Q trip to Santa’s Village” and “Yule Log Flambe.”

This special performance takes place at Modernica Props … the World’s greatest display of mid-century furniture, décor, electronics and more … housed in LA’s former Ho Ho and Twinkie factory

CAKE WILL BE SERVED … Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Cake with Mashed Minted Twinkie Frosting … fresh from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen

LIVE ORGAN MUSIC by Worlds Greatest Roller Rink Organist, Dominic Cangelosi, owner of Moonlight Rollerway …

Festive holiday dress is highly encouraged!

NOTE: Doors open at 6pm … SHOW STARTS AT 7pm  … Arrive early so you can tour this MIND BOGGLING collection !!!  .. Its like a museum of mid-century modern !!! …

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CHARLES PHOENIX: CAROUSELS OF KODACHROME

All-New Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Mid-Century American Life & Style!

FEBRUARY 14, 2015 @ 10AM
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM
101 MUSEUM DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS, CA

Presented by the Photography Collection Council and Modernism Week

With his trademark enthusiasm, gracious wit, and keen eye for oddball detail, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix lavishes commentary on a spectacular all-new selection of found vintage Kodachrome from his “slibrary” archive.

This spirited slide show reveals Charles’ favorite and most fascinating slide collecting finds beginning with amazing images from the earliest days of Kodachrome taken at the 1939 World Fair.

From there, fasten your seat belts for a wild ride adventure to the wonderful world of colorful mid-century tourist traps, roadside attractions, car culture, space age suburbia, big cities, America’s heartland, theme parks, world’s fairs, festivals, pageants, parties and much more.

Expect the bizarre and beautiful, ironic and iconic, and historical and hysterical!

Prepare for your American pride to swell!

Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!