By Charles Phoenix
Hardcover | $29.95
Super-duper Launch Party
Sunday, October 8th, 2-5 p.m.
Modernica Props, Los Angeles
At Modernica Props, the world’s greatest collection and display of midcentury home furnishings, accessories and electronics …. housed in the former Twinkie and Ho-Ho factory, with:
CAKE & PUNCH: enjoy sweetness from the Charles Phoenix Test Kitchen.
SPACE AGE SHOW-CAR DISPLAY, featuring fabulous fins, chrome, and color.
Tickets required in advance—each ticket includes a signed book!
SCIBA 2017 Trade Show
Saturday, October 28, 12 p.m.
Charles emcees the adult awards luncheon.
*This is a closed event, please visit the SCIBA website for more information
Charles Comes to Vroman’s
Thursday, November 16th, 7 p.m.
Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
Stories from Charles and refreshments from the publisher!
A Celebration of Classic & Kitschy American Style
Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix launches us into the stratosphere of space-age style, amazing attractions, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation via his road-trip discoveries and found vintage Kodachrome slides. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous flight as he guides us through his action- packed, fun-filled, wondrous world of midcentury marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!
Here’s a swell video about the book and Charles:
About the Author
Charles Phoenix celebrates classic and kitschy American life and style. He is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his crowd-rousing retro slide-show performances, fun field trip tours, madcap test-kitchen videos, and colorful coffee table books. On TV, Charles has appeared with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, and Conan O’Brien, as a judge on Cake Wars, and is often heard on NPR. Growing up in Southern California, he was educated at theme parks, thrift stores, and his dad’s used-car lots. Fans enjoy his keen expertise and genuine reverence, and they trust his guide to time-honored attractions from coast to coast. The New York Times says, “Call him the King of Retro.”
To get a taste of Charles in action, watch him here on Conan O’Brien.