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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
AVOID DISAPOINTMENT – GET YOUR TIX NOW!


 

 

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.


 

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We Found Santa In An Unexpected Place.

Went to Knott’s Merry Farm recently to enjoy a fried chicken dinner and a ghost town all decked out for the holidays. As my friends and I scampered in and out of the shops, saloon and general store, we happened by the place to meet and greet Santa. Without skipping a beat I said, “Let's go say hi to Santa!”

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Cub Scouts and Kites

Kite flying is SO underrated. I bet these kite-toting Cub Scouts know that.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

3 Minutes to Hollywood!

 

Snapdragons snuggled up to a knee-high, white-washed picket fence border the front yard of a rural Los Angeles motel. Apparently, Little Miss Redhead is quite happy to be close to glamourland where she can breathe easily as she smiles and clutches a flowerless bouquet!

This slide comes to us courtesy of “Little Miss Redhead” herself whom I had the pleasure of meeting recently in Palm Springs. No sooner did we meet than she’s telling me she has slides of the motel her grandparent’s owned in San Fernando Valley “after the war.” Without skipping a beat I politely asked to see the slides. (OK, I demanded to see them!)

My imagination was inspired and my sprit soared when I happened upon this charming image of her politely posing in front of the charming sign her grandma and grandpa posted promoting the air quality at their motel and time it took to get to Hollywood.  Who knew smog was a concern in 1954?

Do YOU have vintage fun family slides to share??? If so please don’t hesitate!

Here’s to little Miss Redhead, Hollywood, clean air and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
March 28, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Wiltern Theater

A bus heads east, a motorcycle heads west and a cop sits waiting to pull someone over. Pedestrians stand at the crosswalk. Behind them an American catches the breeze...

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Avalon Catalina

With the exception of the two docked steamships, The S.S. Catalina, which provided transportation to and from the island until 1975, and the S.S. Avalon -- until 1951, Catalina looks virtually the same today as it is in this slide taken nearly sixty years ago. I was just there yesterday - and what an adventure I had. I arrived about 11am in a very big and speedy boat. My tour guide, a life-long island resident, was as entertaining as he was fact-filled.

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