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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


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

The iconic Space Needle is the most famous landmark from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. Understandably so, since it was the expo’s centerpiece and crowning touch! To this day, thank goodness, it remains the super star of the Seattle skyline! But, it’s not the fair’s only mid-century modern leftover.

The beloved Bubbleator also survived. During the brief, but meaningful, run of the fair, then all the way until 1984, the world’s only bubble shaped elevator transported peeps for a short, memorable ride up and down one floor.

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As if the turquoise upholstery, multi-colored, giant bubble carpet and grass shaky ceiling isn’t enough to count the Sip ‘n Dip as an honest to goodness great American kitsch classic, it is one of two remaining vintage bars in the country, with a window into a motel swimming pool.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Hypnotic Holiday Inn

Behold the glory of the iconic Holiday Inn sign. So gigantic it simply miniaturizes the trio of tourists posing beside it. The optimistic "hand-written" font blazing the name across the sky is nearly hypnotic. The colors are clownish and cartoonish...

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Crepe Paper Power Party

This slide isn't about the makeshift dance hall filled with not-so-dressy dancers, the band clad in iridescent blue, or the guy in the corner with sunglasses.

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Van de Kamp's 1962

How much do we all love it when a big fake mini-golf course Dutch windmill spins over a classy, glassy corner coffee shop somewhere in SoCal's sleek suburbia. Its old world charm meets mid-century mod and the match is mesmerizing.

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