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Tiki Archeology - The Hawaii Pavillion - '64/'65 New York World's Fair
whorton
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Posted: 2009-11-30 10:29 pm   Permalink

So what is there today? Is it all gone?

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-11-30 11:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-11-30 22:29, whorton wrote:
So what is there today? Is it all gone?



Evidently the tikis and some of the other parts of the Polynesian Pavilion as well as the Guinea Pavilion were bought by the Storytown USA park in Lake George, NY to be integrated into the Jungle Land area. This park has now become the Great Escape park. According to one of the World's Fair discussion boards, one of the World's Fair tikis can still be found there.





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-01-30 2:09 pm   Permalink

Sabu,

Some great historical stuff. An early version of sustainable development with the 1964 Worlds Fair recycled into Jungleland at Storytown.





Here is a little menu page from the Restaurant of the 5 Volcanos and a sugar pack from Moultray's.







DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-08-25 5:58 pm   Permalink

Here is the menu I have from Moultray's Polynesian restaurant at the Worlds Fair with a classic Tiki rendering.





And a matchbook from ebay.



I also grabbed this image from one of those souvenir picture holders from the Five Volcanoes restaurant that included the barefoot dance troop and Sterling Mossman.



Sabu had posted this ad from the Worlds Fair brochure for Sterling Mossman.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-10-11 5:06 pm   Permalink

They sold Coco Joe's Moais at the New York Worlds Fair Hawaiian Pavillion.







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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-02 10:12 am   Permalink

This is a good thread. I was doing a little research and stumbled on a hidden Tiki treasure from the New York Worlds Fair. The exhibit area was called Julimar Farms. Here is the description from the guide book:

The smallest pavilion at the Fair displays the products of Julimar Farms where the exhibit is a lovely garden setting designed by famed architect Edward Durel Stone. Among the different types of custom-designed gardens displayed about the building are Polynesian, Renaissance and English, plus a special herb garden for the blind. The open pavilion, surrounded by a veranda, was designed by the architect Edward Durell Stone. The gardens are by his son, Edward J.


Polynesian gardens you say, hmmm.

The gardens were located between the two large exhibit structures as seen in this aerial.



Here is the entrance.




Some photos of the gardens





Wait for it, wait for it.... BAM, THERE IT IS!





Looks like a big ol' Barney West Tiki next to a lava rock waterfall!



It's amazing what's still out there to be discovered.

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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-07-02 11:13 pm   Permalink

Aloha,
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On 2011-07-02 10:12, Dustycajun wrote:
It's amazing what's still out there to be discovered.



Yes, there's plenty.

I got the New York Public Library app on the World's Fair and there was nothing Hawaii. Don't get me wrong, I like "it." It's a really good collection of photos and other neat stuff like robot dogs, sexy supermodels, and food.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-03 08:35 am   Permalink

Phillip,

Here are a few more photos of the Hawaiian Pavilion area.











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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-03 08:44 am   Permalink

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On 2009-11-25 00:35, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:

Also an artist's rendering of the Papua New Guinea area of the Fair. Images of this structure seem to be less common:




Sabu,

I found this photo on line showing the Papua New Guinea buildings.



Pretty darn close to hte artist rendering.





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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-07-03 12:27 pm   Permalink

Aaaaah, mid-century artist's renderings!
Not sure that Ku is a Barney West, the blonde wood parts make it look like it's an island-made Tiki.


 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2011-07-03 4:47 pm   Permalink

Nice find, DC. I agree though, it doesn't quite look like a Barney West to me either, but very nice nonetheless.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-04 08:19 am   Permalink

Thanks guys, your right, probably not a Barney West. Who else was carving those in 1964?

Here are some more photos I dug up from the Polynesia exhibit.

Fire dancing at the lagoon stage.



Close up of a nice tortoise shell and spears.



Dancers at the main stage.




Found this photo that shows Tikis, a war club and a tortoise shell decorating the the main stage.




A postcard I have from the Polynesian restaurant.





A few more photos of the restaurant.





And finally, the giant Tiki sculpture at the entrance to the Polynesia exhibit.








That thing is huge! Also another Tiki on the right.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-04 10:17 am   Permalink

OK, last post on this one for today. Found another great photo of the Tiki sculpture at the Polynesian exhibit entrance with Tiki torches and lots o people milling around





That this was cool. Wonder where it went??

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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-07-05 8:49 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Quote:

On 2011-07-04 10:17, Dustycajun wrote:
That this was cool. Wonder where it went??
DC



Away... Way neat stuff. Thanks for posting these.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-07-09 11:14 am   Permalink

I found a few aerial photos that show the layout of the Polynesian Pavilion area with the Polynesian restaurant, water stage and main stage.








Another pic of the New Guinea building from the sky tram.



And a cool looking souvenir stand with palm trees growing through a thatched roof.



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