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Tiki History - South Seas, Boston
ZuluMagoo
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2004-11-02 4:21 pm   Permalink

Here are some scans from an oversize postcard from the South Seas Restaurant & Lounge in Boston, Mass. and Hartford, Conn.























I thought I remembered a previous thread about this place, but I couldn't find it.



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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2004-11-02 5:28 pm   Permalink

Zulu -

That postcard is awesome! Never seen that one before. All I've got is the matchbook. I dig those fernwood tikis. Wonder where they got so many?

Sabu
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tikigreg
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From: ClubTiki
Posted: 2004-11-02 7:48 pm   Permalink

I always wondered where the South Seas in West Hartford was located, since I live less than 20 minutes away. This is what resides there now:

http://www.maxrestaurantgroup.com/locations/oyst_index.php



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-11-03 10:58 am   Permalink

As always Zulu, a fine find!

Didn't we once make a thread with the most searched after postcards? Meaning interior/exterior shots of lost Tiki palaces that SHOULD exist out there?

Like the Mainlander in St.Louis....and has there been an interior of the Islander Stockton found yet?

Then again, some places just didn't seem to see the necessity in having paper items made. I remember when I went to photograph the Hala Kahiki with James T.:
We got all excited when the owner told us that they were going to open a time capsule they had planted in the 70s in one of the bar posts, but to our (well conceiled) dissapointment the napkin, matchbook and swizzle it produced were generic!
There is only one Hala Kahiki matchbook design I know, and it seems to be the only branded item they ever produced (apart from having their name on mugs).

So we might be lookin', but if it was never made, it ain't there. But this is part of the fun: You never know!


 
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puamana
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Posted: 2004-11-03 3:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting pics of that postcard ! I had wondered what the interior of the restaurant looked like. Here's a few menus from the South Seas, both from 1969 :

Dinner menu :


Cocktail menu:








 
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Trader Woody
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Posted: 2004-11-03 3:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-11-03 15:39, puamana wrote:
Here's a few menus from the South Seas, both from 1969 :

Dinner menu :




Wow, love those graphics. They remind me of the elaborate tiled walls of some of the Spanish Tiki bars, which, I assume, were done in the early 70's. Interesting to see how Tiki design went through the artistic styles of the age.

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Lukeulele
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Posted: 2006-12-29 9:07 pm   Permalink

Found this recently.


ALSO:
I heard there was an "Islander" in Manchester, CT. Does anyone have any info on this?


 
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Jeff Central
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2006-12-30 04:22 am   Permalink

Abstract Tiki at its finest!!

This is what Picasso's Polynesian restaurant menus would look like!

I would love to see the interior shots again. ZuluMagoo? Anyone? Looks like the original pics are gone.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-12-30 05:45 am   Permalink

The South Seas' fine menu cover is of course an excellent example of, and will be found in, TIKI MODERN...thanks to puamana!

 
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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2006-12-30 08:52 am   Permalink

I fixed the broken pic links from Shutterfly and moved the photos over to the TC server, now they won't get lost.

Only 328 broken Shutterfly links left to repair (SIGH!!!)

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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-12-30 09:07 am   Permalink

Thank you Zulu for taking the time to fix the broken images! The wealth of these posts is often in the pictures and without them, they are a terrible tease to new readers.

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2006-12-30 10:44 am   Permalink

GREAT!!

Thanks ZuluMagoo. Much appreciated. The pictures are very nice!

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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mzoltarp
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Posted: 2007-01-01 08:48 am   Permalink

Loved the coctail menu. Gave me some great ideas for creating one for my backyard tiki garden bar.

 
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UtopianDreem
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Posted: 2007-08-23 3:40 pm   Permalink

Here's a pic of the South Seas storefront on the CT History Online webpage.
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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2008-09-18 6:44 pm   Permalink

It's truly fabulous to find a great old thread with the pictures still intact. Oh how I love those menu graphics.

I picked up this match cover recently.


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