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JUNE 30, 2018 • 10am-1
IRVINE CA

CHARLES PHOENIX AT TIKILAND TRADING CO.
Addicted to Americana Book Signing

GIGASAVVY BUILDING
14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Studio 4.
Irvine CA, 92651


Join Charles at the first ever Tikiland Trading CO. pop up marketplace alongside dozens of world class tiki artists, makers, and vendors signing his latest book, Addicted to Americana. Books will be available for sale.…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX AT TIKI KON
Addicted to Americana Book Signing

Red Lion on the River
909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, OR 97217


Join Charles at Tiki Kon signing his latest book, Addicted to Americana. Books will be available for sale - 30. Please note: Note: This book sighing is under the umbrella of the overall Tiki Kon…Read More


 

 

AUGUST 4, 2018 • 11am-2
LOS ANGELES, CA

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA BOOK SIGNING AT WALT’S BARN
FREE EVENT at Griffith Park

Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn
5202 Zoo Dr.
Los Angeles, CA


Join Charles Phoenix for an Addicted to Americana Book signing at Walt Disney's Carolwood Barn, in Griffith Park. The museum is dedicated to Walt's love of trains and model railroading. The exhibits chronicle how trains…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX AT TIKI OASIS
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style!

Crown Plaza San Diego
2270 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, California 92108


Be prepared for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, supercharges the classic living room slide show into a laugh-out-loud celebration of spectacular mid-century space age style, car culture, road trips,…Read More


 

 

ESCAPE TO TIKI ISLAND!
One Night – Three Acts: Live Exotica Music & Charles Phoenix Alohaland, Tikiayki Orchestra, and The Hula Girls ... presented by Stellar Shows

Yost Theater
307 N Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA


Prepare to swept away by a typhoon of tiki sounds an style on this very special one night only experience of island style tunes, vintage Hawaiiana, and dancing girls at the historic Yost Theater in…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

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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