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CHARLES PHOENIX: ADDICTED TO AMERICANA
Live Stand-up Comedy Slide Show Performance Celebrating Classic and Kitschy American Life and Style

The Shannon Center
6760 Painter Ave


Prepare for your national pride to swell when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, launches retro pop culture into the stratosphere. With his keen expertise and unbridled enthusiasm, Charles shares the stories and glories of his…Read More


 

 

PALM SPRINGS, CA

CHARLES PHOENIX: ALOHALAND
Live Slide Show Performance Celebrating Hawaii in the 1950s & 60s

Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262


Be prepared for your Aloha spirit to soar when Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix sweeps us away on a fun-filled midcentury Hawaiian slide show extravaganza. With his keen expertise, unbridled enthusiasm, and eagle-eye for oddball…Read More


 

SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Children's Costume Parade

The Rose Parade, each New Year's Day, is the superstar of all parades. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a distant second. They are the only annual parades that are broadcast on national television. But they are just two of countless annual parades held in communities across America. And going through other peoples' old slides I've seen plenty of them. But I've never run across slides from a parade as bizarre as this one, which leads me to this week's slide: CHILDREN'S COSTUME PARADE, EPHRATA, PENNSYLVANIA, 1961.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Grandview Ship

When I first glanced at this slide I thought I was looking at an old docked river boat. But no! After a closer look I discovered that the Lincoln Highway's most famous landmark is a fake. It looks so real; those smoke stacks so convincing. There’s even a lighthouse...

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Honeymoon in a bar

This slide is marked "first dance." I have no idea who this just-married couple is, but I do know that the bar has a mesmerizing interior. Knotty pine paneling, cozy brick fireplace, a dead deer head and double spot lit sailfish, which by the way, is protected by a rope trimmed barrier. That’s a good thing because stuffed sailfish damage very easily.

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