Metabolic Studio Public Salon
Charles Phoenix
Friday, August 7, 2009 @ Noon
Free Admission

Charles Phoenix's Retro Slide Show Tour of Southern California

About The Salon

“It is the age of space and we have just landed in the most modern metropolis on the planet…”

A live vintage slide show performance by pop-culture expert Charles Phoenix. With his infectious enthusiasm and eagle eye for funny and thought provoking details Charles celebrates Southern California in the 1950s & 60s. You will experience the booming car culture, space age suburbia, fast food stands, shopping centers and drive-in's like you never have before. Go behind the scenes in Hollywood, see famous landmarks,then enjoy Knott's Berry Farm, Marineland and Disneyland when they were new and much, much, more-IN COLOR!

“… the sun-kissed Southern Californians seen here are clearly having the time of their lives. And so are we.” – Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Choice)

“so entertaining we wish it would last forever…” – LA Weekly (Pick of the Week)

About the Salon Presenter

Entertainer, author and pop-culture expert Charles Phoenix is known for his live hilarious retro slide show performances, comparing Downtown Los Angeles to Disneyland, Astro-Weenie Christmas Tree and colorful coffee table books. He offers a hip and highly original take on kitschy and classic American culture. Fans from coast to coast enjoy his infectious enthusiasm, gracious sense of humor and keen eye for detail. Charles is also a recurring correspondent for NPR’s Day to Day and The Martha Stewart Show. Charles was the Grand Marshall of this years DooDah Parade in Pasadena,CA. LA WEEKLY chose Charles for the cover of its 2008 people issue, calling him the Kodachrome King. For more on Charles and to sign up for his Slide of the Week go to

Image courtesy Charles Phoenix

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