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SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 • 2:00
LOS ANGELES, CA

HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Book Signing Event at Wacko

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


 

 

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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


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Grandview Ship

When I first glanced at this slide I thought I was looking at an old docked river boat. But no! After a closer look I discovered that the Lincoln Highway's most famous landmark is a fake. It looks so real; those smoke stacks so convincing. There’s even a lighthouse...

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Sit and spin! Second only to the Walt Disney Concert Hall the Bonaventure is the most unusual building downtown. Its shape and style is late- space-age architecture at its most extreme.

Ironically very similar looking structures were illustrated by legendary science fiction artist Frank R. Paul in the 1940s. Originally when it opened in 1977, it was called the Bonaventure Hotel and Shopping Gallery. The eight stories of shops that surround it never took off. But the interior furnishings and fixtures, pools and fountains and landscaping and lighting were amazing. Falling vines of Devil’s Ivy were everywhere. It was high, high seventies.

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Designed in the late fifties, the Landmark is by far the spaciest hotel ever built. Howard Hughes was the most famous name originally attached to the project. Ground breaking was celebrated in 1961 and construction was completed in 1963. But for mysterious reasons, the 31-story, 500-room flying saucer-style casino hotel didn’t open its doors for business for six years. In 1964, as it stood empty, it played a role as background scenery behind Elvis and Ann-Margaret.

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