Recently while curiously searching Google for "Googie" images, I scrolled across a picture of the Southgate Shopping Centers sign. I was more than spellbound by the Googie gloriousness and oh-so surprised because I was totally unaware of it.CLICK FOR MORE!
ESCAPE TO TIKI ISLAND!
One Night – Three Acts: Live Exotica Music & Charles Phoenix Alohaland, Tikiayki Orchestra, and The Hula Girls ... presented by Stellar Shows
307 N Spurgeon St.
Santa Ana, CA
Prepare to swept away by a typhoon of tiki sounds an style on this very special one night only experience of island style tunes, vintage Hawaiiana, and dancing girls at the historic Yost Theater in…Read More
FINS, FLAIR & FUTURISM
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance & Car Show Celebrating Space Age Auto Styling
Automobile Driving Museum
610 Lairport St.
El Segundo, CA
Be prepared for your classic car lovin’ spirit to soar when Charles Phoenix, launches the wondrous world of mid-century motoring into the stratosphere With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for detail, Charles…Read More
ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Comedy Retro Travelogue Slide Show Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style!
Haugh Performing Arts Center
With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for oddball detail, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere! Prepare for your national pride to swell when Charles shares the…Read More
PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Presented by Modernism Week
501 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA
Retro pop culture humorist and Addicted to Americana author, Charles Phoenix leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus highlighting exterior views of spectacular midcentury modern estates and neighborhoods, commercial and civic buildings, and…Read More
The hand-painted sign reads: "OUR STORE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A MUCH NEEDED VACATION AT 12PM SHARP SUNDAY JULY 1st - WILL REOPEN MONDAY JULY 9th AT 7AM. The small print says "WISHING YOU A PLEASANT INDEPENDENCE DAY AND WE THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR KIND PATRONAGE AND FRIENDSHIP" signed "MARGIE AND HENRY." This has to be Henry. Margie must be taking the picture.CLICK FOR MORE!
In last week's slide the trailer was burning. So this week we go to church and pray. But not just any church! Oh no! We're going where you honk to say amen!CLICK FOR MORE!
A well dressed tourist out on the town casts a long hat-wearing shadow. He strikes a casual yet confident pose near, but not too near, a guy who quite clearly knows what it feels like to get a tattoo and maybe even hang from tender body parts that people don’t usually hang from. This guy is a walking billboard for tattoo art and a sampler platter of styles for you to be inspired by.CLICK FOR MORE!
HELLO FROM FLORIDA!
After spending just two days running around Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale there is NO question in my mind that Florida is the ultimate destination for modernism! Woo-wee its EVERYWHERE you look. Miami Beach is STAGGERING! far more than I ever dreamed it would be. It's truly a miracle that SO MANY 1930 and 50s hotel resorts were left intact over the decades and are now restored to reflect their former glamorous glory. I enjoyed lunch seaside at the famous EDEN ROC hotel designed in 1955 by legendary modernist (and kitsch master) Morris Lapidus, whose motto was "too much is never enough."CLICK FOR MORE!