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CHARLES PHOENIX: MID-CENTURY IS MY MUSE

Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Cir
Brea, CA 92821


Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix roasts and toasts space age suburbia, car culture, road trips, theme parks, googie architecture, vintage fashion, home decor and more … With his unbridled enthusiasm, gregarious wit and keen eye…Read More


 

 

JUNE 20, 2020
SOLD OUT
LAKE GEORGE, NY

CHARLES PHOENIX: ALOHALAND AT OHANA WEEKENDER
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Tiki Resort
2 Canada St,
Lake George, NY 12845


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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SLIDE OF THE WEEK

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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