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CHARLES PHOENIX: LAS VEGASLAND
Live Comedy Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating Sin City in the 50s & 60s!

Liberace Mansion
4982 Shirley Street
Las Vegas, NV 89119


Be prepared for your local loving spirit to soar, Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix is celebrating vintage Vegas, at the Liberace Mansion. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball detail, Charles shares…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX: SAN FERNANDO VALLEYLAND
Live Comedy Performance Celebrating the World’s Most Famous Valley

Valley Relics Museum
7900 Balboa Blvd #C3
Van Nuys, CA 91406


Surrounded by the electrifying collection pop culture treasures of Valley Relics Museum, Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix roasts and toasts the iconic San Fernando Valley. With his rousing enthusiasm, gracious wit and keen eye for…Read More


 

 

CHARLES PHOENIX: CATALINALAND
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


 

 

LONG BEACH, CA

CHARLES PHOENIX: LONG BEACHLAND
Live Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating the Epic City by the Sea

Art Theatre
2025 E 4th St
Long Beach, CA


Be prepared for your Long Beach lovin’ pride to SWELL when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, sweeps us away on a “then and now” time travel slide show adventure extravaganza exploring Long Beach’s landmarks and…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Last Week I WENT TO THE ENCHANTED FOREST WITH PEE-WEE HERMAN!

Enchanted Forest of the Adirondacks

Paul-Pee-Wee Herman-Reubens and I were among a small group invited by a mutual friend to visit her family's historic camp deep in the Adirondack Mountains. As fate would have it we were five miles from the Enchanted Forest, a children's storybook theme park now celebrating its 50th year. There was no way I was going to leave the Adirondacks without seeing if the Enchanted Forest is still enchanting.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Chicago Freedomland Fire

The legendary Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the star attractions at Freedomland USA. The short-lived early American history theme park was located just thirty minutes from the heart of New York City in the Bronx. It opened in 1960 and closed in 1964.

The park was laid out in the shape of the United States and was four times the cost and size of Disneyland, its obvious inspiration and model for success. Several attractions bore a sticking resemblance to those found 3000 miles away at the Magic Kingdom. What a coincidence!

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

GREEN PUMPKIN PIE?

Pumpkins - Buffalo, NY 1955

Wednesday night while strolling through Farmer's Market, a Los Angeles landmark since 1934, I saw something I don't remember ever seeing before -- green and grey pumpkins. And that leads me to this week's slide: PUMPKINS, BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 1955.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Strip Mall, Buffalo, NY 1957

Two white-gloved women wearing matching hemlines and sensible shoes strike a proud pose in front of a two-toned 1956 Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon at their new MODERN STRIP MALL, BUFFALO NEW YORK, 1957.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

JFK Airport, 1964

A pilot stands waiting for a ride. Five station wagons including a black ’63 Ford Falcon Squire and white ’64 Dodge crowd the loading and unloading zone. Suitcases sit on the curb. Yes, a typical airport scene with one exception - the terminal is straight out of a sci-fi fantasy.

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