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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

Sleeping Beauty’s Castle is slightly double exposed on the House of the Future. Its medieval meets mid-century! Medievalism and modernism have never been so close. For a mere, but marvelous ten years, between 1957 and 1967, Disneyland’s legendary all-plastic House of the Future was just outside of Tomorrowland, perched on a pedestal, steps from the castle. They both represent fairy tales – one speaks of the future and the other of the past.

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Autopia

In the background, telephone poles and electric lines service a fresh tract of modern ranch homes. Between them, on the other side of the green burm, a newly completed stretch of the Santa Ana Freeway makes a beeline from the Disneyland exit to the famous "stack" just forty or so miles northwest. Inside the burm is the most popular original attraction in Tomorrowland...

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Tomorrowland

Vintage slides of Disneyland are among my favorite finds - especially old slides of Tomorrowland. It's the least photographed land in the Magic Kingdom - which leads me to the SLIDE-OF-THE-WEEK: THE NEW TOMORROWLAND, 1969.

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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

Tomorrowland, 1956

This is the only shot I’ve ever seen of the original outer space couple together. And aren’t they oh-so very stylish. That super hero cape of hers makes quite the fashion statement. The sausage roll trim is very flattering. Nice boots too!

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