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OCTOBER 26, 2019 • 6:00pm
ANAHEIM, CA

ANAHEIM HALLOWEEN PARADE
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Broadway & Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA


Charles rides the Cherpumple - Anaheim Halloween Parade Come join the fun of this grand annual tradition! Since 1923. Saturday, October 26, 6PM @ AnaheimRead More


 

 

OCTOBER 17, 2019
SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 18, 2019
SOLD OUT
OCTOBER 19, 2019
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OCTOBER 20, 2019
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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


 

 

OCTOBER 18, 2019 • 7:00-9:00pm
PALM SPRINGS, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – SHAG STORE
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745 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -at Shag Store during Modernism Week -Cocktails & Light sweet Snackage will be served surrounded by the wonderful worlds of all things SHAG !!! ... -Festive Dress is always…Read More


 

 

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – DAPPER DAY EXPO
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Disneyland Hotel
1150 West Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing and Slide Showette Performance -At Dapper Day Expo at Disneyland Hotel -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 1, 2019 • 11:00am-2:00pm
LOS ANGELES, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – WALT’S BARN

5202 Zoo Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -at Walt Disney's Barn in Griffith Park - come for the book signing, stay for the tour! -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500…Read More


 

 

HOLIDAY JUBILEE SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Roasting & Toasting Holiday Life & Style

Palmdale Playhouse
38334 10th St E
Palmdale, CA 93550


LIVE COMEDY SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE - Get ready to celebrate New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas like NEVER before! HOLIDAY JUBILEE author, Charles Phoenix, super charges the classic living room slide show…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 10, 2019 • 7:00-8:30pm
PASADENA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – VROMAN’S
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695 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -At Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix "Test Kitchen" recipes, HOLIDAY JUBILEE serves…Read More


 

 

DECEMBER 14, 2019 • 5:00-8:00pm
SF BAY AREA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK SIGNING – MID CENTURY SUPPER CLUB
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2305 Alameda Ave
Alameda, California 94501


-Charles Phoenix Holiday Jubilee Book Signing -Mid Century Supper Club -Festive Dress is always encouraged ABOUT THE BOOK: With more than 500 images and 21 original Charles Phoenix "Test Kitchen" recipes, HOLIDAY JUBILEE serves up…Read More


 

 

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Roasting & Toasting Holiday Life & Style

Lewis Family Playhouse
12505 Cultural Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739


LIVE COMEDY SLIDE SHOW PERFORMANCE - Get ready to celebrate New Years, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas like NEVER before! HOLIDAY JUBILEE author, Charles Phoenix, super charges the classic living room slide show…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Paint-by-number Blonde

Who is this perky girl’s colorist? Whoever they are, give them a raise!  But what we really want to know is what kind of toxic chemicals it took to get her curls so glossy so flossy they look like spun sugar?

We do know she poses proudly before a pleasant peanut butter-colored wall adorned by a trio of paint-by-numbers.  Though the honey blond wood framed scenes depict the Old World they are most certainly products of the New World.

Not only do we have Detroit to thank for the automobile and Motown, the legendary city is also responsible for bestowing upon the world one of our all-time favorite Americana crafts: paint-by-numbers.

Detroit’s Palmer Paint Company introduced the kits at the 1952 New York Toy Show. The new instant-art form allowed anyone and everyone to be an artist and quickly became a craze that swept the nation. By 1955 more than 12 million kits had been sold.

Paint-by-numbers are to the art world what TV dinners are to the food world.

Today, vintage paint-by-numbers are prized collectables.

If you love them the way I do, may I suggest you add the Paint-by-Number book, by William L. Bird, to your personal library. My bookshelf wouldn’t be complete with out it!

Here’s to spun sugar hair, peanut butter walls, paint-by-numbers and YOU!