Charles Phoenix Catalinaland
Live Retro Slide Show Performance Celebrating SoCal's Enchanted Island!
Sunday, June 2, 2019
2:00 pm, Avalon Casino Theatre
Catalina Island Museum presents ... Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, at the iconic Casino's spectacular 1929 Art Deco movie palace.
Be prepared for your Catalina loving' spirit to SOAR when Charles sweeps us away on a time travel storytelling and retro slide show adventure exploring the island's classic landmarks, legends and lore.
Experience the backstories and glories of the S.S. Avalon, glass bottom boat, flying fish, Bird Park, Catalina Pottery, vintage souvenirs, Casino, Wrigley family, the mysterious Catalina-shaped swimming pool, and much more.
Charles also shares his vintage guide to today's Catalina sightseeing, shopping, dining, and where to find the Island's hidden treasures, time warps, and what not to miss as you discover Catalina as a great big theme park!
The performance is two-acts with an intermission. Festive dress is encouraged but not expected.
Aftershow Cake and Book Signing Party
You are invited to meet Charles following the performance at the Catalina Island Museum for Flying Fish Cake and a book signing. Copies of his book, Addicted to Americana, will be available for purchase.
Sponsored by Roy Rose
About Charles Phoenix
Addicted to Americana, author, chef, and retro pop culture humorist Charles Phoenix celebrates classic and kitschy American life and style. He is known for his live comedy slide show performances, eye-popping "test kitchen" videos, and colorful coffee table books.
On TV he is a judge on Food Network's Cake Wars, and has appeared with Jay Leno, Martha Stewart, and Conan O'Brian. He is often heard on NPR.
Fans enjoy his clever spin and genuine reverence for Americana and trust his guide to attractions from coast to coast.