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A Colorful Kaleidoscope of Retro Pop Culture
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 mid-century marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!
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.”
Table of Contents
The assortment of fun in this book will have you flipping through the pages for hours!! It won’t take long and you will be planning an assortment of family vacations surrounding all of the fun places in this great country of ours. You’ll instantly become Addicted To Americana!
There are numerous places in the book that I have only seen in pictures (very poor-quality photos!). This book brings the places to life in beautiful color. My boys spent a lot of time looking at the different places wishing they could see it in person. Both boys particularly enjoyed the theme park flashbacks!