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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


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX & THE THIRD DIMENSION
Live Retro 3-D Slide Show Performance...in 3-D!

The Downtown Independent
251 S. Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012


LACMA and 3-D SPACE present retro pop-culturist and Addicted to Americana author, Charles Phoenix, at the 15th Annual Los Angeles 3-D Movie Festival, celebrating a century of classic and kitschy American life and style in…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX: HOLIDAY JUBILEE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style

California Automotive Museum
2200 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95818


Be prepared for your spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure into his wild and wacky world of "flea-market found" vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX: LONG BEACHLAND
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea

Petroleum Club
3636 Linden Ave
Long Beach, CA


Presented by the Historical Society of Long Beach ... Be prepared for your local pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a then and now time travel slide show…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

My Favorite Halloween Martians

Age has made this slide look as though emerald green ectoplasm has just exploded all over this homey, honey-blond wood-paneled room with matching door and delightful diamond print curtains. It’s everywhere. Even all over Mr. and Mrs. Martian. The pumpkin may not be looking at them, but I sure am.

Mr. Martian is kind-of Hannibal Lector meets Bart Simpson meets My Favorite Martian with big hands and triangular ears. While Mrs. Martian works a Casper the Friendly Ghost-shaped mask with raccoon-eyes, two pairs of painted lips, and count them, five oh-so adorable antennas. Not to mention her oddly offset and close together Martian breasts.

Homemade Halloween outer space age creature costumes are my favorite. Let these two other worldly specimens be an inspiration to us all.

Here’s to Mr. & Mrs. Martian and YOU!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Charles Phoenix
October 27, 2011