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

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!