Pasadena, CA Nov. 24 - Charles Phoenix: Architecture in LA!

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Pasadena, CA Nov. 24 - Charles Phoenix: Architecture in LA!

Postby BLRees » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:08 am

Pop culture humorist, Charles Phoenix leads a fun-fueled whirlwind adventure tour exploring SoCal’s undiscovered and underrated mid-century architectural gems past and present.

“Charles Phoenix: Architecture in LA ! ” takes place at 4pm on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Art Center College of Art and Design. Charles’ presentation kicks off the annual Sidney D. Gamble Lecture series which this year focuses on architecture and design from innovative California originals.

With his trademark rousing enthusiasm, gracious wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, the Southern California in the 50s author shares spectacular space-age drive-ins, coffee shops, bowling alleys, strip malls, shopping centers, extreme homes, dingbat apartments, fast food stands, theme parks and much more all in glorious color!

This live slide show performance will also celebrate Pasadena area landmarks, Googie, mid-century mod, themed-environments and more!

Prepare for your local pride to swell! Festive dress is encouraged but not expected!

Charles Phoenix: Architecture in LA !, 4 p.m., Nov. 24, 2013, at Ahmanson Auditorium, Art Center College of Art and Design, 1700 Lida St., Pasadena 91103. $30, $25 FOGH members. Reservations recommended. (855) 249-1157 or visit

Upcoming Gamble House lectures include: Victoria Kastner (“The Hearst Ranch: Family, Land and Legacy,” Feb. 11, 2014), Doug Keister (“Storybook Style: Whimsy in L.A.” March 25, 2014) and Susan Morgan (“Esther McCoy: Piecing Together Los Angeles,” April 29, 2014).

Series Subscription Savings! The entire lecture series can be purchased in advance for $90 FOGH members, $108 public. FOGH memberships start at $40 individual. For more information, visit

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