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RETRO DISNEYLAND SLIDE SHOW
Live Comedy Performance Celebrating the Original Magic Kingdom in the 50s & 60s

Zion Lutheran Church
Anaheim, CA


All proceeds benefit the 95th Annual Halloween Parade … The Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, takes you back in time to the granddaddy of all theme parks when it was new. With his unbridled enthusiasm,…Read More


 

 

ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
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


 

 

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PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
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


 

 

RETRO HOLIDAY JUBILEE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style

Chandler Center
250 Arizona Ave
Chandler, AZ


Be prepared for your spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure into his wild and wacky world of "flea-market found" vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic…Read More


 

 

RETRO HOLIDAY JUBILEE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style

Curtis Theater
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821


Be prepared for your spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure into his wild and wacky world of "flea-market found" vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX HOLIDAY JUBILEE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style

Grammercy Theater
127 E 23rd St
New York City, NY


Be prepared for your spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure into his wild and wacky world of "flea-market found" vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic…Read More


 

 

RETRO HOLIDAY JUBILEE
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy Holiday Life and Style

Fremont Theater
1035 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA


Be prepared for your spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps you away on a hilarious hi-octane adventure into his wild and wacky world of "flea-market found" vintage Kodachrome slides, and epic…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Dyeing Eggs

The eggs aren’t really ‘dying’ — they’re just getting colorized.  And who doesn’t LOVE the all-Americana tradition of dyeing eggs???

To do the traditional Easterly duty of egg dyeing, year after year, decade after decade, most of us choose Paas to accomplish our rainbow-colored assortment of eggs to hide, hunt and fill our plastic grass-padded Easter baskets.

We owe a big colorful Easter Eggy thanks to druggist, William Townley who invented Easter egg dye tablets in his Newark, New Jersey drug emporium in 1880. He branded his five-color dye kits, Paas, which comes from the word Passen, the Pennsylvania Dutch name for Easter. Who knew???

Thank you, Mr. Townley for facilitating all our eggshell dyeing needs! What would Americana’s eggiest holiday be like without you???

Here’s to Mr. Townley, his Easter eggshell dye and YOU!

HAPPY EASTER!

Charles Phoenix
April 18, 2011
Los Angeles, CA

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Holiday Buffet, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1958

The candles are lit, the Christmas-ball Christmas tree centerpiece is in place and a very special dinner is served. At each end of the table, Lazy Susans offer carrot sticks, green olives and a half red cabbage studded with sputnik-style multi-colored toothpicks bearing olives, sweet pickles and pearl onions. On either side of the fatty ham being sliced (topped with Maraschino cherries and pineapple slices), a pyramid of carbs and roast turkey.

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