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Tikis in films
captnkirk
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Posted: 2007-10-21 09:41 am   Permalink

There were lot of quick tiki and polypop images in the old Peewee Herman show. My kids recently rented Volume 1 Disk 1. Peewee wins two tickets to the Hawaiian restaurant and has a luau party at his house instead because he can invite all his friends.





 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2007-10-29 12:25 pm   Permalink

i watched the highly-unrecommended "six days, seven nights" last night ~ the irony of the overall flick was that the kickoff meeting of the main character and her supporting actor "boyfriend" prior to flying to a remote pacific island was in "gauguin," the restaurant that donald trump had installed to replace trader vic's new york.

also once the female lead lands at the main airport prior to her charter flight, she passes a large old-school tiki in the background. after that, the poly pop is pretty much of "fantasy island" genre.

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Dr. Shocker
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Posted: 2007-11-30 11:59 am   Permalink

ok so here is a good one......

Suffering Bastards
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098408/

friend lent it to me its only on VHS so I haven't grabbed shots from it yet but the opening scenes are in a tiki bar and they are drinking out of mugs throughout the movie......pretty damn funny movie cause its so bad
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Tiki Lion
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From: Marina del Rey
Posted: 2007-12-05 4:59 pm   Permalink

Another TV show, but a fantastic reference:

in the BBC production "Spooks" (aka "MI-5" in the US), the lead hunk Tom Quinn meets with his CIA babe-counterpart at the London aquarium in front of the submerged Moai tank (that also houses sharks) - a recurring location for this show.

The submerged Moais in a shark tank are an almost impossibly good match for the spy set, what with the archetypal avatar Moais implying reference to incomprehensible power embedded in large-scale mystery, the great significance of which is obvious from the enormous effort their creators must have taken to manufacture and place them where they stand, and yet it is impossible to decipher what they mean without the unavailable knowledge of an arcane culture; the Moais are further hidden from view below the water's surface, guarded by primally fearsome uber-predators...

The selection of this location for these scenes of spy-meets-spy is absolutely delicious: even though at least one layer of secrecy is pealed back (in the aquarium we see the Moais at face level, instead of hidden beneath the water surface), introduction of sharks highlights the importance of protecting secrets buried beneath layer upon layer of secrecy, hidden in the giant stones...

I like bad film just as much as the rest of the 'Ohana, but this series is really good - and available through Netflix®.
It's worth watching because it's a great series, but in addition, for my taste, it's worth watching the whole series just to get the full setup of this one scene.




 
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Tikitatt
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Posted: 2007-12-05 5:30 pm   Permalink

My wife and I watched "The Nanny Diaries" and towards the end of the show you can hear Les Baxter. Really bad movie so don't waste your time on it. Unfortunately, Les Baxter is not on the soundtrack.

 
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Posted: 2008-03-02 08:37 am   Permalink

Some stills from My Blue Heaven (1950) with Betty Grable

Some Tikis






Some Tapa


Some Nazis?


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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-03-02 4:26 pm   Permalink

No tikis per se, but please do watch the 1958 classic "Bell, Book and Candle" with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak. You will be completely mesmerized by Kim Novak, her barefoot black outfits, her tribal art shop, her beatnik bongo-playing brother (Jack Lemmon) and Pyewacket.

I suggest the following cocktail while watching (no relation to the movie, but just a fantasic cocktail). The Pegu Club cocktail:

2 oz gin
3/4 oz orange curacao
3/4 oz lime juice
dash Angostura bitters
dash orange bitters

Shake well with cracked ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Magical...




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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-03-02 4:28 pm   Permalink

Oh, and when the movie is over, a little Don Ralke "Bongo Madness" would be the perfect complement.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-03-08 07:20 am   Permalink

David Warner enjoying a "Tahitian Tingle" in Steve Martin's, "The Man With Two Brains".


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donhonyc
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Posted: 2008-03-08 10:05 pm   Permalink

This thread is really long and I've only scanned through part of it, so this may be a repeat. I spotted a tiki bar about 45 minutes into "The Apartment" with Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, and Fred McMurray. It's the part when Maclaine and McMurray meet at what they refer to as a 'Chinese Restaurant' but is clearly decorated with all the trappings of a tiki bar: tiki poles, thatched huts, and fishing float lights.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2008-03-09 05:49 am   Permalink

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Aw man! I keep passing up a mug in shop exactly like this one... now I'm gonna have to finally go buy it! Anybody got $2.50?


 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-03-09 07:38 am   Permalink

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On 2008-03-09 05:49, Bongo Bungalow wrote:
Aw man! I keep passing up a mug in shop exactly like this one... now I'm gonna have to finally go buy it! Anybody got $2.50?


Those Paul Marshall-style wooden souvenir mugs are everywhere. I think they're even more ubiquitous than the Tiki Leilani.
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-03-16 08:57 am   Permalink

Lon Chaney Jr. with tiki in The Devil's Messenger.


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Posted: 2008-03-16 2:45 pm   Permalink

On Big Bros. last week. NO, I DO NOT WATCH IT!! Just flippin channels and saw an islandy looking room....

Looks like a Crazy Al to me.
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-03-26 7:44 pm   Permalink

"Voodoo Island" (1957), starring Boris Karloff and Elisha Cook Jr. Music by Les Baxter.


Yet another totem pole from the Pacific Northwest masquerading as a tiki.


Creepy voodoo dolls flanked by taciturn tikis.

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