A Comedy about Mid-Century Americana.
The United States of Charles Phoenix is a laugh-out-loud funny celebration of 1950s & 60s tourist traps, theme parks, car culture, space age style, parties and more will take place in the hangar beside a one-of-a-kind relic from the era, a TWA "Super G" Constellation airplane. Click through the jump for more details on this do not miss event...
Airline History Museum
201 NW Lou Holland Dr
Kansas City, MO 64116
Pop Culture humorist and author Charles Phoenix, along with KCMODERN, bring a live comedy slide show performance to the Airline History Museum for one night only, Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 at 8 pm. The show will also include a vintage stewardess fashion show by the "TWA Clipped Wings" and Mr. Phoenix's spirited tribute to Kansas City's landmarks.
Charles Phoenix super-charges the classic living room slide show by reinventing it into a hip and high octane celebration of classic and kitschy mid-century American life and style. His informed and often hilarious commentary, paired with the very best of his massive collection of flea-market found slides, will inspire your imagination and make your spirit soar!
From the kitsch to the classic, Charles Phoenix loves to celebrate mid-century life and style. His massive collection of flea market-found 1950s and 60s vintage slides inspire his live Retro Slide Show performances, "Slide of the Week" e-mails, and colorful coffee table books – including his latest, Americana the Beautiful: Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome. Charles is also a recurring correspondent for the Martha Stewart Show and NPR's Day to Day.
(KC MODERN is an organization that enhances awareness and shares information about mid-century homes, modern architecture, modern furnishings and accessories, specifically regarding Kansas City and surrounding areas.)