By Steve Harvey
Pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix calls our fair city “Long Beachland,” as though it were a section of Disneyland.
And why not? I can see the Traffic Circle as the equivalent of Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, the Gaytonia Hotel as Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, the Queen Mary as the Haunted Mansion.
And the Blue Line, of course, could be the Monorail (if you disregard a few things, like the illegal vendors, panhandlers, religious fanatics and free riders).
Phoenix, author of “Southern California and the ’50s,” grew up in the IE (as TV weatherfolks now call the Inland Empire). But he has fond memories of Long Beach dating back to visits he made to relatives here (one kin owned Redondo Paints, now the site of the Silver Fox nightclub). So, knowing of Phoenix’ interest in Long Beach, I attended a sold-out show he gave the other day at the Art Theater on Retro Row.
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HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Book Signing Event at Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix for the launch of his latest coffee table book, HOLIDAY JUBILEE, celebrating the holidays like never before. AT WACKO – World’s Greatest Pop-culture Emporium MUSICAL STYLINGS by…Read More
CHARLES PHOENIX: PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Presented by Modernism Week
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
By Steve Harvey