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A-frames
A-frames
The architectural icon of Polynesian Pop. A mix of the traditional meeting houses of the South Pacific, and the traditional meeting houses of Southern California (roadside diners).
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Advertisements
Advertisements
Clippings from newspapers, travel guides, and even old phone directories, these old ads sing the praises of tropical escapes.
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Drinks
Drinks
Tiki’s most practical contribution to society: the perfection of the tropical drink. Enjoy photos, illustrations and menu descriptions, with no hangover.
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Lighting
Lighting
That unique tiki bar mood can only be achieved with a lot of dim, exotic light fixtures—windows, televisions and neon are traitors against the cause!
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Matchbooks
Matchbooks
Flames aren't just for volcano bowls and fire dancers: matchbooks and matchboxes were once everywhere.
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Moai
Moai
The curious “big stone heads” from Rapa Nui (Easter Island) have appeal both for their pleasing graphic simplicity, and their mysterious origins.
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Napkins
Napkins
Something as disposable as a small paper napkin wasn’t meant to last decades, but a few have remarkably made it.
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Postcards
Postcards
These Technicolor missives to home are the best source we have for learning what the insides and outsides of long-gone tiki hotspots looked like.
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Renderings
Renderings
Idealized versions of an already idealized version of the South Pacific: these artists’ conceptions of restaurants, hotels and attractions exemplify Polynesian Pop.
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Serveware
Serveware
Beyond the mug: tiki logos and iconography also appear on salt & pepper shakers, plates, drink bowls, glassware and more.
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Waterfalls
Waterfalls
Water features, especially waterfalls, have been a big part of Polynesian Pop decorating and landscaping.
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Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 6/3/15
Tiki-Ti, Los Angeles
updated 5/7/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Jardin Tiki, Montreal
updated 3/29/15
Beachbum Berry's Latitude 29, New Orleans
updated 3/27/15
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Mai-Kai, Fort Lauderdale
Oceanic Arts, Whittier
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim
Hale Pele, Portland
Smuggler's Cove, San Francisco
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Kahuna Tiki, North Hollywood
6/29/15 3:35PM
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Damon's, Glendale
6/27/15 12:52AM
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Longitude, Oakland
6/22/15 4:58PM
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The Hawaiian, Salt Lake City
6/16/15 6:50PM
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Foundation, Milwaukee
6/13/15 7:31PM
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