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Mai Kai 50th Anniv. - a look back in pictures!
thejab
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Posted: 2006-12-13 4:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-12 21:08, tiki_kiliki wrote:
This one is a table of flight attendants.

Enjoy..





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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2006-12-15 1:32 pm   Permalink

The latest photo - I've been absent so there's two here. Both the lovely ladies of the Mai Kai.





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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2006-12-15 2:08 pm   Permalink

Both tiki's on the right seem to be having TOO much fun!

Cheers,
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-12-15 7:05 pm   Permalink

To supplement the wonderful pictures Tiki Kiliki is posting, here is some eye candy from the Mai-Kai 1978 calendar.






Notice the sign above her head for the Bangkok Room, which is now the gift shop.




















 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-12-15 7:43 pm   Permalink

And now for the "B" sides:












Apparently they liked their steaks REALLY rare back in the day.






This picture is obviously staged, but nice anyway. I mean, who wouldn't want to join them?


Ah, here we have Susan (Miss May) enjoying a cocktail in the gardens.




 
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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2006-12-15 7:57 pm   Permalink

Bravo GatorRob - Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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PremEx
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Posted: 2006-12-15 11:40 pm   Permalink

More great stuff! Thanks!

 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2006-12-16 02:05 am   Permalink

That Fijian War Dancer looks like Gecko on a bad day!!

Thanks for posting the wonderful eye candy!!!

Cheers and Mahalo,
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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2006-12-17 12:25 pm   Permalink

Here's an amazing shot from a slide - not super clear but worth showing. The drummer standing just behind the guitar player is Toti - still playing at the Mai Kai today. The beautiful dancer in the middle is none other than Kern Mattei Jr.'s mom Louise. I'm unsure of her Tahitian name. This is an early shot as you'll notice the poles holding the sign are behind them - this wasn't the first sign outside of the Mai Kai but most likely the 2nd. Enjoy..



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I dream of tiki
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Posted: 2006-12-17 7:23 pm   Permalink

Great stuff, TK! These archival images are just awesome.

 
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Formikahini
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Posted: 2006-12-18 08:37 am   Permalink

TK-

I knew Kern's mom was a Molokai girl when she met her husband-to-be; she was also a dancer?
Or did they just stage her to be one for the photo since she's drop-dead beautiful?

(What a GREAT photo!)
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2006-12-18 09:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-12-18 08:37, Formikahini wrote:
I knew Kern's mom was a Molokai girl when she met her husband-to-be; she was also a dancer?
Or did they just stage her to be one for the photo since she's drop-dead beautiful?


According to
this interview with Kern, she was a Mai-Kai dancer.


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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2006-12-18 11:49 am   Permalink

Yes doll, she was a dancer. Here's a pic of Kern's mom (on the far right) in costume right beside her sister Mireille (center). They were both and still are so beautiful!!





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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2006-12-19 7:44 pm   Permalink

I dug out my 1990 Calendar to add to the mix.




January (Mireille looking lovely as usual)



February



March



April



May



June



July



August



September



October



November



December



And then the 'B' sides















My favorite picture of the bunch



















 
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tiki_kiliki
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Posted: 2006-12-19 8:51 pm   Permalink

Ok, back to Tikis. Here's one of my most favorite pictures. Amazing..



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