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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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Murals
Murals
Large painted scenes of life in the tropics—with sandy beaches, palm trees, dancing and fishing—enhance the island illusion.
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Outriggers
Outriggers
Canoes with stabilizing outriggers allowed Polynesians to explore the massive Pacific, and are a common motif in Polynesian Pop.
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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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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
Otto's Shrunken Head, New York
updated 2/24/15
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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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Daniel Sorensen on
Hawaiian Village, Vancouver
5/28/15 8:02PM
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Hawaiian Village, Vancouver
5/28/15 7:57PM
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Kon Tiki Lounge, Tucson
5/18/15 9:01PM
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Purple Orchid Exotic Tiki Lounge, El Segundo
5/12/15 11:07AM
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Mahiki, London
5/12/15 10:57AM
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