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CHARLES PHOENIX: ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Stand-up Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style

The Shannon Center
6760 Painter Ave


Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere. With his keen expertise and unbridled enthusiasm, Charles shares the stories and glories of his…Read More


 

 

PALM SPRINGS, CA

CHARLES PHOENIX: ALOHALAND
Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Be prepared for your Aloha spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a fun-filled midcentury Hawaiian slide show extravaganza. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Tiny Naylor's Drive In Restaurant

This mesmerizing masterpiece of mid-century modernity landed at the NE corner of La Brea and Sunset Boulevards in 1949. The sage green and buttery yellow color combo is simply delicious. Those towering twin palms remind me of giant frilly toothpicks...

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Will be Closed for Vacation

The hand-painted sign reads: "OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION AT 12PM SHARP SUNDAY JULY 1st - WILL REOPEN MONDAY JULY 9th AT 7AM. The small print says "WISHING YOU A PLEASANT INDEPENDENCE DAY AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND PATRONAGE AND FRIENDSHIP" signed "MARGIE AND HENRY." This has to be Henry. Margie must be taking the picture.

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Valley Drive-in Theatre

The world’s largest neon mural made this the most spectacular drive in ever built in Southern California and the centerpiece of the valley it was named for.

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Knotts' Berry Farm

Two dapper gentlemen flirt with Cecelia and Marilyn, the most popular ladies in Buena Park. They never need to be fed or paid -- just repainted. Over the years these fiberglass females inspired countless Kodak moments for millions visiting Don Knott's Berry Farm. Claude Bell, the man that built the big dinosaur in Cabazon, California sculpted them in the late 40s. They're so masculine. They look like men in drag!

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Sears in Hawaii

A rain-slicked street reflecting a beautiful blue sky is the perfect backdrop for this very stylish two-toned Sears. Notice the tiki-ish trim. The color combo is inspired, to say the least. An American flag is the crowning touch.

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