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CHARLES PHOENIX: ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Stand-up Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style

The Shannon Center
6760 Painter Ave


Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere. With his keen expertise and unbridled enthusiasm, Charles shares the stories and glories of his…Read More


 

 

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


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

I Love A Beautiful Family Portrait.

Shotgun Family Portrait

I love a beautiful Family Portrait.

It’s especially wonderful when everyone’s clad in warm weather woolens and cool cottons, it’s dark outside, there’s a beanbag ashtray sneaking into the picture and… Junior’s got a gun!

And that’s OK because everybody knows that sometimes someone in the family might just need to be “eliminated!”

Here’s to family portraits, beanbag ashtrays and you!

Charles Phoenix
March 8, 2012

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

1956 Dodge Hood and Fender Family Portrait

 

I suggest that you let this be an inspiration to you to pose your family on the family car and take a picture!

Charles Phoenix
March 11,2011
Los Angeles, CA

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TWO MEN, FOUR LADIES, THREE LITTLE BOYS AND A BABY.

Family Portrait, 1955

Aqua cinderblock walls with peeling paint and matching rumpled plush carpet provide a perfect monotone backdrop for this week's slide: FAMILY PORTRAIT, SOMEWHERE, USA, 1955...

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Phoenix Family Christmas 1970

I’m breaking my own rule this week. This is not a slide, it’s a snapshot. But it’s the only picture I have of my family at Christmas.

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Southern California Family Portrait

Last week I had a pop-culture experience of the highest order. I was headed south on the 405 just past Long beach on my way to a Southern Californialand book signing at Book Soup at South Coast Plaza. It was rush hour and traffic was stop-and-go, of course. Then suddenly my spirit was soaring in a way that it never had before. I spotted the Oscar Meyer Weenie Mobile a few cars in front of me. Soon we were side-by-side and stayed that way a few miles. Getting stuck in traffic with the Oscar Meyer Weenie Mobile is WONDERFUL!!

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