Live Performance Celebrating the Original Disneyland Park in the 50s & 60s

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
Walt Disney World
4401 Floridian Way
Orlando, FL

Be prepared for your Disney lovin’ spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a fun-filled, time-travel adventure to the granddaddy of all theme parks, when it was new. With…Read More




Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style

Nashville Boogie
Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN

Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere! With his spirited commentary, keen expertise, and eagle eye for oddball detail, Charles shares the…Read More



Live Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating SoCal's Enchanted Island!

Avalon Casino Theatre
1 Casino Way
Avalon, CA 90704

Catalina Island Museum presents ... Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, at the iconic Casino's spectacular 1929 Art Deco movie palace. Be prepared for your Catalina loving' spirit to SOAR when Charles sweeps us away on…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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