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DECEMBER 10, 2017 • 12pm-4
CHATSWORTH, CA

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
BOOK SIGNING AT VALLEY RELICS MUSEUM
Free Event

21630 Marilla St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311


Join Charles at Valley Relics, alongside an intoxicating treasure trove of spellbinding mid-century San Fernando Valley artifacts and the 9th annual toy drive and car cruise in. Books will be available for purchase. Festive retro dress is encouraged but not expected.


 

 

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
BOOK SIGNING AT LOS ANGELES BREAKFAST CLUB
Breakfast will be served … YUM!

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Dr.
Los Angeles, CA


Join Charles Phoenix for a BREAKFAST, (yes, breakfast) a slide “showette” performance, and book signing at LA’s historic breakfast club where they’ve been serving it every Wednesday since 1925. Books will be available at the venue.


 

 

DECEMBER 16, 2017 • 2-4pm
LOS ANGELES, CA

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
BOOK SIGNING AT BAUER POTTERY SHOWROOM
FREE EVENT – Be Prepared for COLOR !!!

Bauer Pottery Showroom
3051 Rosslyn St
Los Angeles, CA


Join Charles at the EPIC Bauer Showroom, an EPIC extravaganza display timeless classic California pottery. Books will be available for purchase.

Festive retro dress is encouraged but not expected.


 

 

PALM SPRINGS, CA

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 N. Museum Dr.
Palm Springs, CA


Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere! With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm and eagle eye for oddball detail, he shares the very best of his retro road-trip discoveries and colorful kaleidoscope of found vintage Kodachrome slides from the pages of his latest book, Addicted to Americana.

This is a marvelous mashup of mid-century of stories and glories of spectacular space-age style, amazing attractions, local landmarks, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, futuristic transportation and more galore in glorious Kodachorme COLOR! Your imagination will be inspired and your American spirit will soar!

A reception and book signing will follow the performance in the Meyerman Sculpture Garden where Charles will sign copies of Addicted to Americana.

Presented by Palm Springs Art Museum’s Photography Collection Council with support from Alcazar and Lenora Hume.


 

 

PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Mid-Century Mod Architectural Drive-by Excursion Extravaganza

Modernism Week CAMP
230 Museum Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Tour the mecca of mid-century atop a double-decker, open-air bus with Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix. With his unbridled enthusiasm, delightful design expertise, and keen eye for oddball detail, Charles’ spirited tour highlights exterior views of dozens of spectacular classic estates and homes, commercial and civic buildings, retro neighborhoods and other treasures that have made Palm Springs world famous.

Peer over the walls and hedges of landmark homes and hotels in legendary neighborhoods, including Vista Las Palmas, The Movie Colony, Twin Palms and more. Marvel at Elvis’ “House of Tomorrow” Hideaway and famed “Twin Palms” estate of Frank Sinatra. Charles also shares his favorite local restaurants, resorts, bars, boutiques, and other not to be missed local attractions in Palm Springs.

Special Instructions

Check-In: Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
Seating: Tickets are for upper deck only. Hats and sunscreen highly recommended for sun exposure. Wheelchair accessible for lower deck only.
Prohibited: Alcoholic beverages, smoking, vaping, food, glass containers, and pets.
Comfort Stop: Yes
EXTERIOR VIEWS ONLY
AVOID DISAPOINTMENT – GET YOUR TIX NOW!


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Tony the Tiger

A flat board cut and painted in the likeness of the world’s most famous striped advertising mascot and his offspring, Tony Jr., provide a picture perfect backdrop for tourists visiting Kellogg’s World headquarters.

The contented posers wear their promotional paper headpiece hand-outs with ease of comfort like a king or queen wears a crown.

Kellogg’s legendary Corn Flakes is the morning milk mate that started Americans on a glutenous breakfast cereal eating binge in 1898.

In 1953, someone in the Kellogg’s test kitchen apparently didn’t think American’s blood glucose count was high enough. So they came up with the brighter than bright idea to take the granddaddy of all boxed breakfast cereals and make it sweeter than sweet by dousing each little corn flake with a dose of high fructose corn syrup. Frosted Flakes were born.

Ever since that fateful day human taste buds have been sending enthusiastic signals to the brain saying what Tony’s been saying since the beginning:  “They’re Grrrrreat!”  Even when they are milk-logged, they’re still Grrrreat!

Here’s Tony, his Frosted Flakes and YOU!

Charles Phoenix
September 27, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Reading Life Magazine

Solid honey-blond wood chairs, a matching lampshade and tropical print sofa easily stand out from the deep forest green walls and white trim of this deluxe vacation cabin somewhere in the wilds of Michigan. The door is cracked open. Sitting on the arm of a green leather arm chair, a young lady with a long leg fusses with the clasp of a necklace.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Bob's Big Boy

Who can ever forget the Bob's Big Boy Combo? That signature mushy double burger littered with wilted shredded lettuce, dressed with their own hamburger relish and gobs of mayonnaise served with a bonus bun in the middle. Not only was it difficult to swallow, but it was the inspiration for the Big Mac.

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