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Gatsby Style! Phoenix in the 20s

January 9, 2012

Marshall Shore: retro Spectacular presents

Gatsby Style! Phoenix in the 20s

@ Phoenix Metro Retro

708 W. Hazelwood, Melrose District

 

Thursday, January 12

Tom Mix

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$7.00 at the door

Join Marshall Shore: RetroSpectacular  (New Times Best Unofficial Phoenix Historian – 2011) for a look back at the idiosyncratic Phoenix places and events that informed one of the greatest style decades of the past.  Marshall shares stories about the Riverside Ballroom, Prohibition in Phoenix, the history of KOY – our first radio station, the curious tradition of the Masque of the Yellow Moon, the Powderpuff Derby, and more.

Retro Holiday Extravaganza

November 29, 2011

Dec 8th, from 6-9 is a free Retro/ Modern Holiday open house and party at Phoenix Metro Retro (708 W. Hazelwood St.) Featuring history vignettes by Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular , Travis Smith signing “Kitschmasland!”, and a market of Retro/ Modern gifts for the Holiday Season.

Come stop by and learn, gather, shop for the Retro/ Modern perfect Holiday gift.

Chainsaws Created an Arizona Icon…

November 8, 2011

But which one?

Find out at Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular @ Phoenix Metro Retro, 708 W Hazelwood St. Thurs, Nov 10. Show starts at 7p.
Marshall Shore named the Best Unofficial Phoenix Historian by the Phx New Times, host this live show about Arizona’s Pop Culture. Come on out and sit in great retro seats and learn cool stuff about the place where you live and a state about to celebrate 100 years. Show starts at 7p and admission is only $7.

Winnie Ruth Judd/ Trunk Murders Bus Tour

October 4, 2011

 

Sunday, October 16
80th Anniversary of Phoenix’s Infamous Trunk Murders!
RetroSpectacular: Winnie Ruth Judd Bus Tour
Where: Meet at MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain to board the bus
When: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Tickets

Relax and let someone else drive, while Marshall escorts us down the twisted streets, and behind the closed doors of the most grisly murder from Phoenix’ past.  Did she do it? Was she insane? You be the judge.

 

What’s happening in October?

October 1, 2011

October 13
RetroSpectacular: Spooktacular in Phoenix
Where: Phoenix Metro Retro
When: 7 PM
Cost: $ 7.00
Don’t be afraid, my pretties…join Marshall as he lifts the lid on the steaming cauldron of gruesome, ghoulish, and villainous escapades from Arizona’s past.  Bwaa-ha-ha-ha-haaaaa.
(Come early and dine with eats from the Valley’s mobile food community – this month featuring beet strEAT.)

Sunday, October 16
80th Anniversary of Phoenix’s Infamous Trunk Murder!
RetroSpectacular: Winnie Ruth Judd Bus Tour
Where: Meet at MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain to board the bus
When: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $32.00 Tickets

Relax and let someone else drive, while Marshall escorts us down the twisted streets, and behind the closed doors of the most grisly murder from Phoenix’ past.  Did she do it? Was she insane? You be the judge.

(The bus tour begins and ends at MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain, where we will learn about MacAlpine’s surprising connection with the Judd murders and can wash the blood off our hands with a classic ice cream soda.)

October 24
RetroSpectacular: Scared Straight
Where: FilmBar
When: 7:00pm
Cost: $5.00

Wear your best school days costume (Scout uniforms, pleated skirts, crossing guard
sashes…you get the picture) and join Marshall for a trip down memory lane as he presents a hilarious retrospective of unintentionally funny educational films created to scare the living crap out of us as teenagers.  Safety begins at home!

Friday, October 28
RetroSpectacular: Spooktacular in Tempe
Where: Tempe History Museum
Cost: Free
Come dressed in your Halloween best, enter to win prizes, and join Marshall as he lifts the veil on hauntings, evil deeds and nefarious characters from Arizona’s past.

ABOUT MARSHALL SHORE
Named New Times Best Unofficial Phoenix Historian – 2011
Marshall Shore, Arizona’s funkiest information curator, creates unique Arizona history events with a popular culture twist.  Available for public and private events. Learn more at retrospectacular.net.

3rd season of the New and Improved Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular

September 30, 2011

October 13 is the beginning of the 3rd season for the New and Improved Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular at Phoenix Metro Retro (708 W. Hazelwood St.) Admission is a bargain at $7

What can you expect: Phoenix Metro Retro is a great Mid Century Modern shop that host the Marshall Shore: Retro Spectacular shows. Meaning the audience gets to sit on great chairs, couches, lounges… while enjoying a beverage seeing and hearing about amazing history and some of the cool stuff history that I have uncovered. Here is a teaser

Bob's Big Boy

What makes it new and improved? FOOD! There will be a food truck available ease your hunger pains. This show will feature beet strEAT. Come early have a d’lish nosh and stay for the show.

First Arizona… Memory Project

September 29, 2011

What if people shared their First Arizona… memories? Here is my first go at it:

There will be more like my First Arizona… Meal. What are your First Arizona… Memories? It can be written or a video. How was your First Arizona… Kiss, road trip, skinny dipping, or cocktail?

The goal is to share your First Arizona… Memory.