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Mystery Photo 1959 Tiki Bar
Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2585
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-07-30 10:55 am   Permalink

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On 2008-07-30 10:52, Naneki wrote:
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On 2008-07-29 18:05, Bora Boris wrote:
I did a search of "544" here on Tiki Central and came up with this Woofmutt thread ~
Tiki Past: Seattle, Wash

Which features this -






The 544 address is next door. Notice that it is on the awning for the "dress shop". The address for the bar might be 542 or 546.



Oh thanks, we already knew that but were hoping it still might be a part of the same place.


 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2008-07-30 11:26 am   Permalink

Ok..I think we should focus on California. I found more slides of him on Ebay.


No date on this one other than 1959 in photo

no date..in front of a mall O'connor& Goldberg is a shoe store

this one is stamped July 1959


 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-07-30 12:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-30 10:53, Bora Boris wrote:
Thanks Woofmutt, well get if figured out but I insist that Dogbytes still has to go to Chens.



what? you're not the boss of me!


 
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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2585
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-07-30 3:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-30 12:01, dogbytes wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-07-30 10:53, Bora Boris wrote:
Thanks Woofmutt, well get if figured out but I insist that Dogbytes still has to go to Chens.



what? you're not the boss of me!




Yes I am and you're about to get fired!

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beadtiki
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Joined: Aug 24, 2007
Posts: 929
From: Bothell, Washington
Posted: 2008-07-30 3:50 pm   Permalink

Boy, that guy sure got around! Looks like a bachelor (actually, he looks like Walter Matheau (sp?) in the one of him on the park bench (did you catch those snazzy socks w/his sandals? Could be the originator of that NW "style"!) With that picture in front of the "Swiss Chalet" he might have been in Leavenworth WA too.

 
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Sophista-tiki
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Joined: Sep 13, 2005
Posts: 1720
From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2008-07-30 3:58 pm   Permalink

maybe he was a traveling salesman

 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
Posts: 281
From: Portland OR
Posted: 2008-07-30 6:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-30 15:50, beadtiki wrote:
Boy, that guy sure got around! Looks like a bachelor (actually, he looks like Walter Matheau (sp?) in the one of him on the park bench (did you catch those snazzy socks w/his sandals? Could be the originator of that NW "style"!) With that picture in front of the "Swiss Chalet" he might have been in Leavenworth WA too.



I think perhaps a "confirmed bachelor". Found some more..

stamped July 1959

November 1959..that has to be Florida..look at the Streamline Moderne buildings in the background

Ok now he is taking the picture..it's his friend from the couch and the other dude wearing the sombrero in Tijuana


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Bora Boris
Mr. Unreasonable

Joined: Mar 25, 2005
Posts: 2585
From: Boogie Wonderland
Posted: 2008-07-30 6:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-07-30 18:45, sputnikmoss wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-07-30 15:50, beadtiki wrote:
Boy, that guy sure got around! Looks like a bachelor (actually, he looks like Walter Matheau (sp?) in the one of him on the park bench (did you catch those snazzy socks w/his sandals? Could be the originator of that NW "style"!) With that picture in front of the "Swiss Chalet" he might have been in Leavenworth WA too.



I think perhaps a "confirmed bachelor". Found some more..

stamped July 1959




"confirmed bachelor" is right even Santa Claus has to look away.



 
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dogbytes
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-07-30 9:34 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-30 15:18, Bora Boris wrote:

Yes I am and you're about to get fired!



you cant fire me, i quit. or something. anyways. stopped into Chens and its not as groady as Woof has stated, but there is absolutely nothing architecturally charming about the place. a fishtank of carp (pet peeve of mine: koi should be viewed from above, not the sides).. and.. no decor at all. vinyl chairs and chrome & black tabletops. meh.

here's an exterior shot, just to prove that BossyBoris can push me around from far away.




 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2008-07-30 10:58 pm   Permalink

"...stopped into Chens and its not as groady as Woof has stated..." -dogbytes-

I have come to accept that many of my posts seem to get zapped with a WOOFMUTT-A-MATIC INVIS-O-RAY which renders them utterly invisible to the average eye but I refuse to have comments attributed to me which I did not make. Yes, I said REFUSE!

My comments on Chen's Village (posted in bold to hopefully counteract any zaps from the WOOFMUTT-A-MATIC INVIS-O-RAY)



Chen's village doesn't have any signs of former greatness inside. It looks like a heavy remodel hit it in the late 70s/early 80s. Chen's Village is popular with people in the Magnolia/Queen Anne/Interbay (it's actual neighborhood) area, but I've never had anyone get all that excited in their comments about the food.








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Tahitiki
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Joined: Jun 11, 2004
Posts: 324
From: San Jose
Posted: 2008-07-31 05:56 am   Permalink

Any we can see a bigger version of the image. It looks like LA to me. Maybe Wilshire or 3rd or beverly
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MsSwanky
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Joined: Sep 02, 2005
Posts: 24
From: Knoxville, TN
Posted: 2008-07-31 7:55 pm   Permalink

So, I decided to email the Ebay seller, see if just maybe they knew anything about the men in the photos. I asked if they could tell me where the slides came from and specifically, did they know anything about the building in question. I got this response tonight:

Quote:
"I wish I did know more about this man. These were purchased at an estate sale in Fort Worth,Texas at the first of this year. There were probably 150 slides of this man in Europe,Disneyland,1964-65 NY Worlds Fair,Wisconsin and at numerous other unknown locations. All of the slide cases were marked 'Otti'"



Don't ask me why I have a strange obession with this... Otti?


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3520
From: HELL
Posted: 2008-07-31 9:14 pm   Permalink


I googled otti..

.it's the "Office of Tourism and Travel Industries".....maybe that can lead us somewhere

this guy may have worked for them..which explains all the slides of various destinations...


check this out:

http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/


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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2604
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2008-07-31 11:48 pm   Permalink

" I googled otti...it's the "Office of Tourism and Travel Industries"..." -Tipsy McStagger-


It looks like OTTI may have been established in
1996



More internet searching: Otti is an Icelandic variation on Otto.


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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2008-08-01 12:12 am   Permalink

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Don't ask me why I have a strange obession with this... Otti?



plural of Otto.


 
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