Charles Phoenix grew up in Southern California in late 60s/70s, developing soon an interest for 50s and 60s cars. When he moved to LA, in 1982, he stumbled upon a box of old 35mm family and travel slides in a thrift shop. Of course collecting other people old slides became an addiction, soon translated in something original.
At today, Charles Phoenix is well known as an humorist and entertainer, but most of all, he is known for his live comedy retro slide show performances that point out both the iconic and ironic side of popular history.
He also organizes a series of retro school bus field trip tours around Downtown Los Angeles, the Disneyland Tour , that prove that the similarities between Downtown Los Angeles & Disneyland are staggering!
Last but not least at all, his colorful coffee table books that celebrate the 50's Kodachrome era of American road trips, Hawaii (I want this one so bad!), Las Vegas, Southern California and the Pomona Valley east of Los Angeles are a must.