So remember that picture of the crazy man decked out in a Shriner’s hat and red-and-white striped jacket, clutching an American flag and being in charge of the chaos that was the Doo Dah Parade? Well, he’s returning to Pasadena to give a lecture at Neighborhood Church and the Gamble House this month. Awesome. Charles Phoenix calls himself a “histo-tainer,” combining his love for history and entertaining people – we guess.
In this presentation, part of the Sidney D. Gamble Lecture Series, Phoenix gives us a slide show of how Southern Californians lived in the 1950s and 1960s. This promises to be both historically enlightening and wildly entertaining – in other words, everything Phoenix intends it to be.
Thursday, March 19
Neighborhood Church, 2 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena
Reception to follow at the Gamble House
Tickets are $25 to the general public, $20 for Friends of the Gamble House, and $15 for students. Tickets must be purchased by phone: 626.793.3334, ext. 52.