Charles Phoenix's Retro Holiday Slide Show


Sat., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 18, 3 p.m. 2016

Location Info:

Brea Curtis Theatre
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA  92821
Since 1998, Charles Phoenix has been presenting impeccably selected slideshows culled from his colossal collection of thrifted Kodachrome-and-etc. slides depicting America as it once was: a sort of gentle paleontological re-presentation of what you might now call the Mad Men era. Fancy hair, fancy cars, fancy foods and maybe even fancy toilet paper leis: this was the Instagram of its day, aged from fad to trend to kitsch and nostalgia and maybe now into a kind of distant but genuine affection. The analog pop-cult circle of life, in other words. Expect emphasized holiday cheer for this seasonal version, including at least one extremely unnatural looking artificial Christmas tree, and remember: like so many things, it seemed like a great idea at the time.


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