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OCTOBER 26, 2019 • 6:00pm
ANAHEIM, CA

ANAHEIM HALLOWEEN PARADE
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Broadway & Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA


Charles rides the Cherpumple - Anaheim Halloween Parade Come join the fun of this grand annual tradition! Since 1923. Saturday, October 26, 6PM @ AnaheimRead More


 

 

OCTOBER 17, 2019
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OCTOBER 18, 2019
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OCTOBER 19, 2019
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OCTOBER 20, 2019
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PALM SPRINGS, CA

CHARLES PHOENIX: PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Presented by Modernism Week

HK3 Design,
501 S. Palm Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs, CA 92264


Retro pop culture humorist and Holiday Jubilee author, Charles Phoenix leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus highlighting exterior views of spectacular mid-century modern homes and estates, commercial and civic buildings, and other…Read More


 

 

OCTOBER 18, 2019 • 7:00-9:00pm
PALM SPRINGS, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – SHAG STORE
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745 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -at Shag Store during Modernism Week -Cocktails & Light sweet Snackage will be served surrounded by the wonderful worlds of all things SHAG !!! ... -Festive Dress is always…Read More


 

 

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – DAPPER DAY EXPO
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Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing and Slide Showette Performance -At Dapper Day Expo at Disneyland Hotel -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2019 • 11:00am-2:00pm
LOS ANGELES, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – WALT’S BARN

5202 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -at Walt Disney's Barn in Griffith Park - come for the book signing, stay for the tour! -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500…Read More


 

 

HOLIDAY JUBILEE SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Roasting & Toasting Holiday Life & Style

Palmdale Playhouse
38334 10th St E
Palmdale, CA 93550


LIVE COMEDY SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE - Get ready to celebrate New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas like NEVER before! HOLIDAY JUBILEE author, Charles Phoenix, super charges the classic living room slide show…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 10, 2019 • 7:00-8:30pm
PASADENA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – VROMAN’S
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695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -At Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix "Test Kitchen" recipes, HOLIDAY JUBILEE serves…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 14, 2019 • 5:00-8:00pm
SF BAY AREA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – MID CENTURY SUPPER CLUB
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2305 Alameda Ave
Alameda, California 94501


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -Mid Century Supper Club -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix "Test Kitchen" recipes, HOLIDAY JUBILEE serves up…Read More


 

 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Roasting & Toasting Holiday Life & Style

Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739


LIVE COMEDY SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE - Get ready to celebrate New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas like NEVER before! HOLIDAY JUBILEE author, Charles Phoenix, super charges the classic living room slide show…Read More


 

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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Southgate Shopping Center

Recently while curiously searching Google for "Googie" images, I scrolled across a picture of the Southgate Shopping Centers sign. I was more than spellbound by the Googie gloriousness and oh-so surprised because I was totally unaware of it.

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The Mint casino

A lone soul stands centered on Fremont, the most electrifying street east of the Mississippi. He's probably hypnotized because the moment is rare when sunlight and shade are divided so evenly between the most fashion-forward façade on Earth and the high-gloss, low-price cars parked in front of it....

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Driveway Pride

Two boys proudly pose heads-out of a 1955 Oldsmobile. It’s parked on the bias exactly where it should be, right in the middle of the driveway so all the lucky neighbors and rubber-necking passers-by can marvel at its breathtaking beauty. That positive/negative paint job highlights that sassy side swoosh like no other two-tone could.

But when the tires match the taillights and it looks like the car is wearing lipstick, who’s looking at sassy side swooshes! And this is no Photoshop trickery here. This is an extremely rare sighting of aftermarket rubber rings offered to color coordinate with your classy car.

And who wants whitewalls anyway when you can have redwalls, yellowwalls greenwalls or bluewalls? Apparently not enough motorists desired their tires tinted and the wannabe automotive fashion fad pooped out quickly. So enjoy the colorwalls here cuz you may never see them again!

Here’s to the kids, colorwalls, Oldsmobility and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
October 7, 2011

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Women in the Kitchen

The power of this spellbinding lemon-lime paint combo is enhanced by the odd place where one color leaves off and the other begins.  Not to mention how the colors scream against that classic black-bordered white tile countertop and scalloped oilcloth curtains, while the strawberry shelf trim on the door-less, well-stocked cabinet blends right in.

The bespectacled and permed trio is not a having a dress and apron fashion show, but they should be. Polka dots and gingham check never ever go out of style.

Among the food products on the crowded shelf is a beautiful box of Ritz Crackers, the pride and joy of Nabisco that introduced the savory snack treat sensation to a cracker hungry country in 1934. The perfect, buttery, salty, crunchy yet mushy baked dough discs have always been and will always be a fave of mine. But I’ve never tried Ritz’s legendary mock apple pie. Have you? Does it really, really taste like the real thing?

Here’s to the fashionable ladies, colorful kitchens, Ritz Crackers and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
July 26, 2011
Los Angeles, CA