Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome®
by Charles Phoenix
5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 BLASTOFF!!! By popular request, best-selling
author and "histo-tainer" Charles Phoenix presents Americana the Beautiful.This
witty, wacky and wondrous collection of found vintage family and travel
Kodachrome slides celebrates the cultural extravaganza that is
America’s golden era, the space age.
As the New York Times
put it, Charles Phoenix "joyfully mines America's past through its
fashion and design. Mr. Phoenix taps into what he calls Americans'
experience both kitschy and classic places where often only a picture
can tell the whole story. With his laugh-out-loud-funny text and
colorful images, Phoenix proves that Americana can definitely be
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| Charles Phoenix
grew up in Ontario, California in a 1950s
during the 1960s and 1970s, and went on countless family outings to the
desert, mountains, shopping centers and amusement parks. While
collecting classic cars and other mid-century treasures, he stumbled
across a collection of old 35mm slides in a thrift shop. It changed his
life, and inspired his first vintage slide show performance in 1998.