Brand-New! All About Revlis!
Starlite by Revlis is the third installment in the Space Age Christmas Trees series of books, which includes The Evergleam Book 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition.
The capstone essay, an homage to the pioneering work of Chester and Helen Hankus and their Revlis Company, was independently written and copyrighted in January-February 2020 as a stand alone work registered as USCO Certificate Number TX 8-990-252, but publication was stymied due to the worldwide pandemic.
Now, for 2021 and just in time for the most wonderful time of the year, we proudly present the brand-new complete work Starlite by Revlis! Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer!
What’s Inside Starlite by Revlis?
- The Mystery of Helen Hankus
- The Snowkist Custom Starlite by Revlis
- Starlite by Revlis—A Sensational Revelation
- The Revlispedia
- The Calumet Park Christmas Decorating Contest
- Accessories for the Starlite by Revlis
- A Bright and Shiny Future for Aluminum Christmas Trees
- The Starlite by Revlis Playlist
Take a Peek Inside Starlite by Revlis!
Starlite by Revlis Technical Specifications
Starlite by Revlis Technical Specifications
- 9 x 9 Hardback Coffee Table Book Format
- 62 CMYK Full-Color Offset Printed Pages
- 200 GSM Coated Art Paper
- Color-Coordinated Painted Book Edges
- Integrated Cloth Bookmark
- Gift-Wrapped in Translucent Sea Foam Green with Red Satin Bow
- Matching Branded Box
- Shipping via USPS Media Mail Included
For domestic United States customers, your purchase of a book includes shipping via USPS Media Mail. If you want to ensure prompt and secure delivery for Holiday 2022, you may elect to pay for expedited shipping services with several different carriers. I cannot refund book purchases due to delays in delivery or damage incurred during transit.
Accessories for the Starlite by Revlis!
The Pioneering Works of the Revlis Company
The Spincraft Heirloom Tree Stand
Detail of the Revlis Snowkist
The Halo Board
The Plate-Glass Mirror Set
The Stetson Manufacturing Company Col-O-Lum
Meet the People who created the "cadillac of aluminum Christmas Trees!"
Ted Hankus’s Wedding Circa 1948
(Back Row) Joe, Chester, John, Stanley, Emil, Frank, and Raymond
(Front Row) Mary, John Sr., Helen, Ted, and Louie
Photographs graciously loaned by the Hankus family. © Hankus Family
Helen Hankus & Family 1982
(L) Helen Hankus
(C) Carol Heim nee Chocholek
(R) Helen Chocholek (Carol's Mother)
Chester Hankus & Family 1982
(L) Chester Hankus
(C) Mary Pisczyooz (Sister)
(R) Donald Hankus (Nephew)
Hot Reviews for Starlite by Revlis!
“Through his charming style and cogent story-telling, Theron delights with his meticulously researched, fact-checked, and documented homage to Chester and Helen Hankus...Starlite by Revlis.”
New Orleans, LA
"We met Theron last year at the Space Age Christmas Trees exhibit. He took the time to give us a personal impromptu tour of the Revlis display. His genuine enthusiasm, love and sensitivity for telling the Hankus's story shone through. It was as though he were speaking about his own family and legacy!"
Los Angeles, CA
“Thank you so much for the beautiful and well-researched tribute to Uncle Chester and Aunt Helen. They would be so proud and humbled by your book. A job well done!”
Palm Springs, CA
"Theron's Evergleam Book, and now Starlite by Revlis, are absolute must-haves for anybody interested in Mid-Century Modern style, Americana, Atomic Ranch, Kitschmas, and Retro Holidays! Theron has immortalized the 'Cadillac of aluminum Christmas trees.' Viva Revlis!"
"We received our review copy of Starlite by Revlis. Thank you Theron! Swoon! The matching branded box! The gift wrap and bow! And your original essay! Revlis, I want you, I need you, I love you...with all my heart!"
What an amazing surprise I received today! I cannot thank you enough for this piece of precious gold! Thank you again for your kindness and expertise. Never ever change.
Los Angeles, CA
You are a hero of mine, Theron, for documenting the history of the Aluminum Christmas Tree...Icon of the Space Age!!!...Thank you!!!
Original 1962 Ad for Starlite by Revlis
Revlis's Largest Production Tree
This rafter-bustin' Green and Silver "Custom Deluxe" Starlite, Model 9C257, weighs in at a strapping 9 1/2 feet tall and boasts 257 branches! The Hoffmans acquired this behemoth showstopper from Omaha, NE.
Did you know that the combined term "Custom Deluxe" when used to describe a Revlis tree actually has a specific meaning? Find out in The Revlispedia inside Starlite by Revlis!
Photograph graciously loaned from the Hoffman Collection.
About The Author
Theron Georges is a native of San Antonio, TX. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Aeronautical Science. Theron pioneered an undergraduate flight officer candidate internship at Mexicana Airlines in Mexico City, where he published his first written work “Guide to United States Aviation Weather Services.” After serving as a flight instructor at the University of Oklahoma, Theron further advanced his aviation career as an British Aerospace AVRO RJ-85 first officer for Mesaba Airlines d/b/a Northwest Airlink. Currently, he flies as a Dassault Falcon captain for a corporate flight department based in Houston.
Theron is the creative ethos behind Evergleam Press, LLC—the home of the original Space Age Christmas Trees. The organization’s mission is to share the history and the joy of vintage aluminum Christmas trees with the whole world. These educational endeavors are achieved through: gifting a portion of his private collection to a designated 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution; the Space Age Christmas Trees series of books including The Wonderful World of Evergleam, The Evergleam Book 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, Starlite by Revlis—A Sensational Revelation, and Space Age Christmas Trees; as well as the Space Age Christmas Trees branded exhibitions of vintage aluminum Christmas trees for the enjoyment of the public at large.
The collection has appeared in Evergleams at Hobby Airport in Houston, the Ever Gleaming exhibit at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison, in addition to the Space Age Christmas Trees exhibits at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum in Houston. Space Age Christmas Trees books have received additional press coverage in the Houston Chronicle, KPRC 2 News, KHOU 11 HTOWN60, Houston Life, as well as Atomic Ranch Magazine.
A LETTER TO THE VINTAGE ALUMINUM christmas TREE COMMUNITY
Starlite by Revlis
Starlite by Revlis, International Standard Book Number 978-0-578-87806-5, is the third installment in the Space Age Christmas Trees series of books.
Starlite by Revlis is my original essay that was discovered, researched, and written independently in January-February 2020, without any collaboration nor contribution from any other party. It is copyrighted with the United States Copyright Office under Certificate of Registration Number TX 8-990-252 solely to author Theron Georges.
Space Age Christmas Trees
Space Age Christmas Trees is a 110-page 20,000-word manuscript for a fourth book in the Space Age Christmas Trees series. It was completed in May 2021. International Standard Book Number 978-0-578-30255-3 was assigned to Space Age Christmas Trees.
The Space Age Christmas Trees Exhibit Photo Shoot was commissioned on January 4, 5, and 6, 2021, specifically for the Space Age Christmas Trees manuscript.
The Space Age Christmas Trees manuscript, as well as photographs from the Space Age Christmas Trees Exhibit Photo Shoot, are registered with the United States Copyright Office under Certificates of Registration Numbers TXU 2-283-199 and VAU 1-447-307, respectively.
Thank you for your patronage of bona fide literary works, photographs and art that have been vetted and certified by the United States Copyright Office. These works have been painstakingly created, researched, written, edited, designed, produced, and packaged especially for you! And, that's no "Phoney Baloney!"