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Snapshot of Don the Beachcomber Sign In Hawaii 1940s
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2008-10-29 12:38 pm   Permalink

Here are a few more Don the Beachcomber Luau scenes I came across as I was researching the locations for my other thread.

This is a great one of Donn getting ready to party.


Some scenes of Donn at the Luau.









 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-12-30 2:52 pm   Permalink

Aloha,



Is it just me, but does the annoyed guest on the forefront right look like Robert Young?


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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2011-12-31 3:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-12-30 14:52, Phillip Roberts wrote:

Is it just me, but does the annoyed guest on the forefront right look like Robert Young?






I think it's just you.

To me he looks more like Brad Dexter...




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Tiki Slob
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Posted: 2011-12-31 5:08 pm   Permalink

That is way cool. Nothing like self promotion, huh? I was there this past October in Kona. Here is what the sign looks like now.
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-01-03 7:01 pm   Permalink

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Is that Dr Z licking his finger??
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-30 09:17 am   Permalink

wow great pix!! never get tired of looking at these photos!!!

 
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TikiTacky
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Posted: 2013-06-05 07:52 am   Permalink

This is fascinating stuff. I'm curious when Don Beach first started using ceramic mugs. Was it his coconut mug? When did he start? Would that be considered the first precursor to what we now know as a tiki mug (non-tiki in form, but sharing other aspects including material, theme, and purpose)?

 
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Posted: 2013-06-05 09:24 am   Permalink

I think Trader Vic used ceramic drinking vessels before Donn Beach. None of the early Donn beach menus I've seen depict ceramic. Trader Vic patented his original skull mug in 1939.

I've also been wondering who devised the first communal tropical/tiki drink. once again I think it was Trader Vic. Many are photographed in the 1944 Life Magazine article, search books.google.com for Victor Bergeron or Trader Vic. Certainly the first famous one is his Scorpion Bowl. When did a Don the Beachcomber menu include a communal drink?


 
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