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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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Hula Hut, Austin
updated 8/26/15
Fong's Pizza, Des Moines
updated 8/26/15
Lei Low, Houston
updated 8/24/15
Lava Lounge, Seattle
updated 8/24/15
Kapu Hut, Eugene
updated 8/24/15
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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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Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto
8/25/15 6:11PM
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Tiki Cocktail Lounge, Modesto
8/23/15 7:56PM
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Kona Club, Oakland
8/11/15 4:03PM
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Mt. Fuji Inn and Mai Tai Lounge, Omaha
8/10/15 4:35PM
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Hale Pele, Portland
8/10/15 12:38PM
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