I thought this might be of interest to Disneyland fans. Charles Phoenix is a performance artist & pop culture historian who gives wonderful presentations from his massive collection of vintage photo slides from the 50's & 60's (a self described "histo-tainer"). If you have never seen one of his shows, it's a real treat! He does a great deal of research and gives historical perspectives... but also a running commentary that is hilarious. He gave a "Disneyland" photo presentatioin at last year's GayDays weekend.
Well, his next event (October 16) is an "architectural tour" with a special theme: it's a "Disneyland" tour of Downtown Los Angeles, where he shows the similarities between "real" L.A. architecture and Disneyland!
Here is is website with more info:"YES, REDISCOVER DOWNTOWN THE WAY I HAVE...IT'S JUST LIKE DISNEYLAND!" says your tour guide Charles Phoenix. "In fact, the similarities are staggering." Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!
Experience the charm of MAIN STREET USA, exotica of ADVENTURELAND, wilderness of FRONTIERLAND, magic of FANTASYLAND, and future of TOMORROWLAND – in the heart and soul of our city. You will never see downtown the same way again!!
It's sure to be a real fun time, I just know that his shows are very entertaining. If you haven't guessed, he's a huge Disneyland fan himself (you might have spotted him in his paisley dinner jacket at the SHAG cocktail event if you went!). I'm hoping to go if my schedule allows; I thought some other micechatters might be interested.