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CHARLES PHOENIX: THE MID-CENTURY IS MY MUSE

Annenberg Theater
Palm Springs Art Museum
N 101 Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Spirited live slide show performance by Holiday Jubilee author Charles Phoenix, celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style. With his unbridled enthusiasm, quick-wit and keen expertise, he reveals an eye-popping array of space age…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX: THE MID-CENTURY IS MY MUSE

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821


Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix roasts and toasts space age suburbia, car culture, road trips, theme parks, googie architecture, vintage fashion, home decor and more … With his unbridled enthusiasm, gregarious wit and keen eye…Read More


 

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The Refabricated 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne Had My Eyes Buggin' Outta My Head.

It was the 1955 Chevrolet Biscayne, a one-off General Motors concept car, once a darling of the Motorama show circuit, that had my eyes buggin' outta my head, ratfink style!

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Meet Mary Jane !!! … Only original owner of a Richard Neutra Home !!! … Custom built for her and her husband and their three daughters in Redlands, CA in 1952 !!! …

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

I knowww, it’s mesmerizing! That double-decker, deep-dish horse collar grill and all-around “Queen From Outer Space”-age styling is more than we mere Earthlings are hard-wired to comprehend.

We’re lovin’ the trio of beauty queen wannabees mistaking the back seat as a throne for three. Sit gently, please, those convertible top bows are brittle and breakable!

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FIELD TRIPS

This spellbinding, one-of-a-kind, Land-of-the-Giants scale super sign is a legendary landmark on Salt Lake City’s Sensational State Street ... and has been since 1958.

The name says it all. CLASSIC. For sure, it’s a classic, an American classic, Mid-century marvel and roadside relic of the highest order.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Long before this very 1958 Fiesta Station Wagon by Oldsmobile made it to the auction block was a classic dreamcar day I'll never forget.

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