Charles Phoenix is a Cultural Geographer. So says Alan Hess, American architect, author, lecturer and advocate for 20th century architectural preservation. I totally agree. We were at The Getty Museum on Sunday for a slide show and lecture by Charles Phoenix entitled, "Pacific Standard Time Presents Modern Architecture in L.A."
Many of our friends were there, making this a perfect Sunday afternoon in the Santa Monica mountains!
|John, Ellen, Adriene, Jay and Selena|
Here's the description of the show from Charles Phoenix's website: "Charles leads a fun-fueled whirlwind adventure tour exploring SoCal’s undiscovered and underrated mid-century architectural gems past and present. With his trademark rousing enthusiasm, gracious wit, and keen eye for odd-ball detail, Charles 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!!!"
It was a wondrous presentation.
|The weather was perfect on Sunday!|
After the event and seeing all of Charles' slides of mid-century modern coffee shops, especially Pann's, we were extremely hungry for fried chicken. A few of us zoomed down the freeway and had dinner at my fave coffee shop in the City!
|Winner, winner, chicken dinner!|
|CP, Star of the Corner Booth @Pann's|