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PALM SPRINGS, CA

PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Mid-Century Mod Architectural Drive-by Excursion Extravaganza

Modernism Week CAMP
230 Museum Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Tour the mecca of mid-century atop a double-decker, open-air bus with Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular classic estates and homes, commercial and civic buildings, retro neighborhoods and other treasures that have made Palm Springs world famous.

Peer over the walls and hedges of landmark homes and hotels in legendary neighborhoods, including Vista Las Palmas, The Movie Colony, Twin Palms and more. Marvel at Elvis’ “House of Tomorrow” Hideaway and famed “Twin Palms” estate of Frank Sinatra. Charles also shares his favorite local restaurants, resorts, bars, boutiques, and other not to be missed local attractions in Palm Springs.

Special Instructions

Check-In: Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
Seating: Tickets are for upper deck only. Hats and sunscreen highly recommended for sun exposure. Wheelchair accessible for lower deck only.
Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, smoking, vaping, food, glass containers, and pets.
Comfort Stop: Yes
EXTERIOR VIEWS ONLY
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Q&A WITH CHARLES PHOENIX AT MODERNISM WEEK
Questions, Commentary & Conversation with the Amassodor of Americana

Modernism Week CAMP
230 Museum Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Author, humorist and tour guide Charles Phoenix tells stories from his latest book, Addicted to Americana, shares his expertise on what to see and do in Palm Springs, and reveals the backstory of his unapologetic obsession with Mid-Century style and design. Following the talk and Q&A, Charles will sign books, which will be available for purchase. NOTE: This event is NOT a slide show performance OR a bus tour.

For tickets to Charles’ Addicted to Americana Slide Show, Sat, Feb  17, at Palm Springs Museum of Art –

CLICK HERE: http://bit.ly/2zevV66

Charles’ Palm Springs Bus Tours are SOLD OUT

SHORT BIO:

Addicted to Americana author Charles Phoenix celebrates classic and kitschy American life and style. He is known for his live retro slide show performances, festive field trip tours, madcap test kitchen videos, and colorful coffee table books. On TV Charles has appeared with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, Conan O’Brian, and judging on Food Network’s Cake Wars.


 

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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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

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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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

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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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

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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