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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2007-03-05 09:39 am   Permalink

Otto Graham was the quarterback for the Cleveland Browns in the 1950's, and led them to multiple national championships. In 1999 the Sporting News listed him as #7 on their list of the greatest NFL players of all time.

I love the picture of Vikki Carr, as she is one of my favorite singers. Those of you have Capital's Ultra Lounge Series may remember her voice from the 'Crime Scene' CD. Vikki sings the Burlesque sounding song 'The Silencers' to a great Elmer Bernstein arrangement. The song's lyrics include ....

"But if you should see a lady who,
Has the kind of waist that measures twenty-two,
And she's thirty-eight where it is great to measure 38,
Dear Sir: She is a Silencer"
Dear Sir: I'm Her"

That song was from the soundtrack to the Dean Martin 'Matt Helm' spy film.

I love the photos and history of the Volcano -- and now I wonder if it is possible that Vikki Carr actually sang 'The Silencers' that night at the Volcano .... it wouldn't get any better than that.

Vern


 
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jpmartdog
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From: Amesbury, Mass
Posted: 2007-03-05 09:43 am   Permalink

Here is a video of The Silencers, but sung by Joi Lansing - check it out here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpbF9H0Taa0

and here is a little Vicki Carr!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QAlisxtZyA

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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 2007-03-05 10:36 am   Permalink

Here is a picture of the Mai Kai bowl.
Yours looks like it has something other than
Mai Kai on the side.
And yes, the Tropical Bistro date has changed.
It is the 6th of march, Tomorrow at 8:00.
Hope to see you there.





 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2007-03-05 11:41 am   Permalink

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On 2007-03-04 19:04, Volcano Girl wrote:






Is there a date on this picture? That's the original Harper Mystery Bowl the Mai Kai used in the beginning. Looks like the design on the side with the flower they had along with their logo. It is still not clear if the Mai Kai had the Mystery Drink in 1957 when they opened, or if it started later. These folks look to be more mid-sixties by the hair style. Could be wrong though.



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Volcano Girl
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From: Columbus, OH via Gainesville, FL
Posted: 2007-03-05 11:54 am   Permalink

Mom has told me that she thinks these photos of the luau at Cypress Gardens were for the Press Association, and to her recollection that would have been sometime in January, 1968 just before opening. According to a Lakeland Ledger newspaper article dated Jan. 12, 1968 (I haven't finished the enhancement to this one yet), the opening was only days away. The writer of the article, Jean Higgins, was most likely at that luau (and also at the restaurant site, based on the photos in the article). So that would be really close to an actual date of the luau, give or take a day or two.

 
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Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2007-03-05 12:22 pm   Permalink

Tikiskip uses that Mai kai bowl for his peanuts!!!

 
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Volcano Girl
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From: Columbus, OH via Gainesville, FL
Posted: 2007-03-05 12:36 pm   Permalink

JC & tikiskip - That's a riot! I love it!

Also, I need for one of you to tell me whether or not the meet and greet starts at 7 or 8. Of course, I could shoot for 7:30 and probably be okay, right?! About how long should I plan to be there? I live on the other side of town, plus I will probably need to be back home in time to tell my youngest to get to bed. I'm hoping my husband will be coming also, doubling the reason why junior will try to postpone his HW and stay up later than he should.


 
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zombiepops
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From: North Carolina
Posted: 2007-03-05 1:17 pm   Permalink

This topic has to be one of the coolest things I've run across on Tiki Central. A big thanks to everyone who has dug up interesting tidbits on the volcano, and an extra big thanks to Volcano Girl for telling us all her and her family's stories about the volcano.

Zombiepops


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2007-03-05 1:51 pm   Permalink

The drinks are 1/2 price after 9:00.
Coincidentaly this seems to be the time everyone gets
there.
But my wife and I will shoot for 8:00.
Jeff what time are you going?


 
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GatorRob
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Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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From: 3 hrs 33 mins to paradise
Posted: 2007-03-05 4:03 pm   Permalink

I spoke to Pia at the Mai-Kai about that luau picture. She showed it to the Thornton's (for those not aware, they are the owners) and honestly, I'm not trying to dispute the picture at all, but they claim it looks to them like a Mai-Kai catered event. I'm not so inclined to believe that because they identified the mugs as the Mara Amu mug, but I'm not aware of the Tiki Leilani mugs ever being used for the Mara Amu. But it would explain presence of the mystery bowl.

Anyhoo, for those of you who like a little controversy, rant on...


 
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Volcano Girl
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Posted: 2007-03-05 5:01 pm   Permalink








 
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Kono
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Joined: Oct 08, 2003
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2007-03-05 5:34 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-03-05 16:03, GatorRob wrote:
She showed it to the Thornton's (for those not aware, they are the owners) and honestly, I'm not trying to dispute the picture at all, but they claim it looks to them like a Mai-Kai catered event.



Based on what? The polynesian theme?

The bowl is the only tie to the Mai-Kai. If they (Mai-Kai) catered an event thats a 3+ hours drive away for a national press event, at a well known tourist attraction (Cypress Gardens), you'd think they'd have more specific memories of this happening.

With The Volcano being just a couple of miles away, I think its more likely that they did the catering, bowl be damned. Why else would Volcano Mom have the pics?

Hell, I'd pick the Hawaiian Inn as being the caterers before the Mai-Kai due to proximity and all the Leilanis!



 
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jpmartdog
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Posted: 2007-03-05 5:56 pm   Permalink



 
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Matterhorn1959
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 177
From: Mile High City
Posted: 2007-03-05 5:59 pm   Permalink

Volcano Girl- It's been a while since I checked out this thread and am totally blown away by your images and collection. Very cool place, wish I could have seen it in action!

 
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ChefMike
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From: Yellow Springs, Ohio
Posted: 2007-03-05 7:04 pm   Permalink

Hey Volcano Girl, Skip, Jeff...hope to see you all tommorow night!

 
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