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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


 

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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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Breasty Billboard

Everyone knows turkeys have big breasts. But we don't usually think of them as going topless. I've never ever seen one of these buxom fowls with a bra strapped on it, have you? But thanks to some 1950s creative advertising genius we have now. And it's about time...

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Mobile Secretary

A heavy metal typewriter is not something you often see perched on the lap of a young lady sitting in a powder blue '54 Olds 88 Convertible. Especially when parked with the top down and the door open in the forecourt of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the greatest star factory in all of Hollywoodland.

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Turkey Twister

A joyful trio of well-dressed, well-pressed gents entangle themselves carving a parsley garnished roast tom turkey centered on the Christmas dinner table. Mini Santa's in boxes, an upside down bowl-shaped jellied cranberry sauce mold in a tall green-stemmed glass, and the ladies are all watching.

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The Swinger

Seven spectators clad casually in classic clothing are all eyes on the swinger. Turban-topped, striped-skirted and shirted, she’s in deep, do-not-disturb, clubbing concentration mode hoping for what every golfer hopes for — a hole in one.

Golf is a stick and ball sport like hockey and baseball. But its closest cousin is croquet. Like most sports, its origins are debatable. Nobody really knows who started hitting balls with sticks first.

I’ve only regular-sized golfed once. But like so many people, I do enjoy a good game of golf, especially if castles, windmills and Astroturf are involved. Frankly, I’ve never met a miniature golf course I didn’t like. Even when they are bad, they are good.

Here’s to both scales of golf, swingers and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
Los Angeles, CA
May 31, 2011