Virtual ‘Catalinaland’ event set for Saturday

Photo of Avalon Harbor in 1957, pictured above, courtesy of the Charles Phoenix Kodachrome Collection.

This Saturday, April 10, Catalina Island Museum and Charles Phoenix will present “Catalinaland” virtually at 6 p.m. Retro pop culture humorist, author and “Ambassador of Americana,” Phoenix, will be live for the special virtual event exploring Catalina Island’s classic landmarks, legends and lore.

With his trademark enthusiasm and spectacular collection of images, Phoenix will share stories and glories of the S.S. Avalon, glass bottom boat, flying fish, Bird Park, Catalina Pottery, vintage graphics, souvenirs, Wrigley family, the mysterious Catalina-shaped swimming pool, iconic 1929 Casino, and much more.

Tickets to the virtual “Catalinaland” are $25 or $40 to watch. The presentation will be available online for 48 hours after the live performance for ticket buyers. Those who purchase the $40 ticket to “Catalinaland” will automatically be entered into a raffle for a free trip to Catalina. For more information about Catalina Island Museum’s virtual “Catalinaland” event and to purchase tickets, visit