Christian's Hut

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Opened in 1935
Closed in 1963
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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0.2 km
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20.8 km
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20.9 km
The Enchanted Tiki Room, Anaheim 13.2 mi
21.2 km
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Christian's Hut at Balboa Beach
date unknown, from the collection of Walter J. Kramarski
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Humuhumu’s description:
Christian's Hut began its life as a bar for the crew working on 1935's Mutiny on the Bounty, which was filmed on nearby Catalina Island; the bar was located right under Clark Gable's room. After filming was completed, the bar was moved to this location. Christian's Hut quickly became a very popular spot with Hollywood's stars of the day.

The mascot for Christian's Hut was "the Goof," whose genesis is not known; it was basically just a funny-looking head that topped the building. The Goof can now be seen atop Bali Hai in San Diego.

There were a handful of other locations that were never as popular as the original. This Christian's Hut is often referred to as being in Balboa. Christian's Hut burned down in 1963. The site is now home to the Newport Towers condominiums.

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