Americana the Beautiful

Mid-Century Culture in Kodachrome

By Charles Phoenix
(Angel City Press, Hardcover, 9781883318543, 144pp.)

Publication Date: June 2006

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5-4-3-2-1 BLASTOFF! By popular request, best-selling author and "histo-tainer" Charles Phoenix presents AMERICANA THE BEAUTIFUL. This witty, wacky and wondrous collection of found vintage family and travel Kodachrome slides celebrates the cultural extravaganza that is America's golden era, the space age. After SOUTHERN CALIFORNIALAND hit the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, Phoenix has set his sights on the national lists. Readers experience both kitschy and classic places where often only a picture can tell the whole story. With his laugh-out-loud-funny text and colorful images Phoenix proves that Americana can definitely by coffee-table worthy.

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