SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 • 2:00
LOS ANGELES, CA
HOLIDAY JUBILEE BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Book Signing Event at Wacko
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join pop culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix for the launch of his latest coffee table book, HOLIDAY JUBILEE, celebrating the holidays like never before. AT WACKO – World’s Greatest Pop-culture Emporium MUSICAL STYLINGS by…Read More
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PALM SPRINGS, CA
CHARLES PHOENIX: PALM SPRINGS BUS TOUR
Presented by Modernism Week
501 S. Palm Canyon Drive,
Palm Springs, CA 92264
Retro pop culture humorist and Holiday Jubilee author, Charles Phoenix leads a spirited adventure atop a double-decker, open-air bus highlighting exterior views of spectacular mid-century modern homes and estates, commercial and civic buildings, and other…Read More
Each Year About This Time, The Entire Town Is Ablaze And Abuzz With 1000s Of Modders Gathered From Far And Wide To Live And Love Mid-Century Modernism More Than They Ever Have Before
Palm Springs Modernism Week is almost here !!! ... It's the moddest time of the year in the moddest place on the planet.
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Meet the Ultimate ‘Retro Daddy’
Americana expert Charles Phoenix relives road trips to Palm Springs, forays into thrift stores and date farms, and calls for the comeback of the chuckwagon.
Interview by Matthew Link
DRESSED IN A CUSTOM-TAILORED SUIT and trademark rhinestone Colonel Sanders bow tie, Charles Phoenix flips through hilarious and sometimes bizarre slides of strangers and their homes and cars and families, taking a standing-room-only audience at Palm Springs Art Museum’s Annenberg Theater through a rip-roaring Technicolor look at yesteryear.
Twenty years ago, this self-proclaimed “retro daddy” found a shoebox full of vintage Kodachrome slides in a thrift shop marked “Trip Across the United States 1957,” and his obsession with mid-century Americana was born. Today, he lives by this mantra: “Get in touch with your inner Americana, embrace it, have a sense of humor about it, and proudly share it with the whole wide world.”
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