One Night – Three Acts: Live Exotica Music & Charles Phoenix Alohaland, Tikiayki Orchestra, and The Hula Girls ... presented by Stellar Shows

Yost Theater
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



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



Live Comedy Retro Travelogue Slide Show Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style!

Haugh Performing Arts Center
Glendora, CA

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



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



Everywhere I travel, I always ask, “What’s the local food here?” Seems every place has something edible they’re known for, and our beloved downtown LA is no exception.

Among the classic downtown foods we enjoy on my “Disneyland” tour of Downtown Los Angeles, delicious eggrolls at Hop Louis, since 1941, fantastic French Dip Sandwiches at Phillipe’s, since 1908, mouth-watering, fresh strawberry whipped cream cake from the Phoenix Bakery, since 1938, and tasty taquitos at Cielito Lindo, where they’ve been perfecting the recipe since 1934!



Charles Phoenix and wonderful gelatin expert Michelle Quilas of Blooming Art Gelatin in East L.A. create a mini-Christmas masterpiece: A light-up Christmas tree sculpture made entirely out of Jell-O that plugs in and lights up!


Jell-o Christmas Tree!


Charles PhoenixCharles Phoenix Talks Kodachrome Slides and Retro Vacations at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Story and pictures by Jena Ardell

While Angelenos were getting pummeled with rain on Friday, attendees of Palm Springs Modernism Week were enjoying sunshine and chrome at the Vintage Travel Trailer Show before heading to Charles Phoenix’s Retro Vacation Slide Show Tour of the U.S.A.

Yes, it was the perfect day to mosey through Keith McCormicks’s Collector Car Show or browse the Braniff Airline Exhibit, which featured vintage airline advertising and a collection of 14 vintage uniforms, most designed by Pucci and Halston.

The real fun, however, would come later in the evening, in the Riviera’s swanky Grand Ballroom with Charles Phoenix’s slideshow in full swing.

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Charles Phoenix in LA Weekly

“KODACHROME KING” photographed at the Moonlight Rollerway by Kevin Scanlon

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