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Tikis in films
Heath
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Posted: 2008-07-04 7:54 pm   Permalink

The movie North has quite a few, although there aren't that many clear shots of them. It's when North, played by Elijah Wood, goes to Hawaii to interview Governor and Mrs. Ho as potential parents.
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Bogielocks
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Posted: 2008-07-04 9:00 pm   Permalink

Here's one from Forgetting Sarah Marshall






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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-08 6:25 pm   Permalink

"The Frightened City" (1961), starring Sean Connery and Herbert Lom. Much of the action takes place in a gangster-run Hawaiian restaurant/bar in London called the Taboo Club. Lots of Tikis, pale-skinned anglo Hula girls, and tropical drinks with long straws are on display.






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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-14 4:12 pm   Permalink

"The Blue Gardenia" a 1953 Film Noir starring Anne Baxter, Raymond Burr, George Reeves, and Richard Conte. In this scene, Burr invites Ms. Baxter to a Chinese restaurant called, The Blue Gardenia, then proceeds to ply her with several "Polynesian Pearl Divers" so he can seduce her later at his swingin' bachelor pad. Nat King Cole sings "Blue Gardenia". Nice ice cone on those Pearl Divers.





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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-07-14 4:41 pm   Permalink

Nice finds! Doesn't "The Apartment" use its Polynesian club location for a similar seduction/bachelor pad set up? I think there is an important facet of the appeal of these clubs in more sexually restrained times that has gotten little notice so far: The ladies liked those colorful cocktails, the cocktails were strong and got them hammered, and -Voila- bachelor pad swinging ensued!

Fact is (according to local sources) that the Spanish Tiki bars supposedly have survived for so long because they have been favored by generations of business men and youngsters alike for their dark nooks and booths, which allowed drunken groping sessions, discreetly overlooked by the wait staff.


 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-14 4:46 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-14 16:41, bigbrotiki wrote:
Nice finds! Doesn't "The Apartment" use its Polynesian club location for a similar seduction/bachelor pad set up? I think there is an important facet of the appeal of these clubs in more sexually restrained times that has gotten little notice so far: The ladies liked those colorful cocktails, the cocktails were strong and got them hammered, and -Voila- bachelor pad swinging ensued!


Apparently, tropical cocktails were the "roofies" of the '50s and '60s.

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Fact is (according to local sources) that the Spanish Tiki bars supposedly have survived for so long because they have been favored by generations of business men and youngsters alike for their dark nooks and booths, which allowed drunken groping sessions, discreetly overlooked by the wait staff.


That's what we used the Bahooka for when I was in high-school back in the '70s...
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ikitnrev
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Posted: 2008-07-14 5:05 pm   Permalink

Yesterday I saw the Werner Herzog Antarctica documentary 'Encounters at the End of the World'

Tikis in Antarctica?

Late in the film, there is a scene where of the workers is being interviewed. There is a tiki on the wall behind him. Unfortunately, it is one of those hideous colored Party Store tikis. Ugh, what an atrocity. There is a frozen sturgeon later in the film, and that frozen fish had way more soul and mystery and looked way more tiki - even in its permanently frozen state, than that party store tiki.

Another scene showed a big weather balloon and scientific meteorological package it was carrying (to measure sub-atomic particles in the upper atmosphere) The scientific package had hula girls and Hawaiian language (non-party store) printed on its side - due to the head scientist being from the University of Hawaii. (Hawaii to Antarctica ... quite the professional journey)

Lots of ice down in Antarctica, but not much tiki







 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-14 6:15 pm   Permalink

Robert Altman's absolutely awful attempt at '80s teen comedy, "O.C. & Stiggs", features Martin Mull drinking "Brown liquor from Bora Bora" out of Trader Vic's skull mugs. Mull's swimming pool is decorated with large tikis, but I had a hard time getting decent screencaps of them due to the darkness of the scene.



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captnkirk
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Posted: 2008-07-15 03:36 am   Permalink

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On 2008-07-14 17:05, ikitnrev wrote:
Yesterday I saw the Werner Herzog Antarctica documentary 'Encounters at the End of the World'

Tikis in Antarctica?

Late in the film, there is a scene where of the workers is being interviewed. There is a tiki on the wall behind him. Unfortunately, it is one of those hideous colored Party Store tikis. Ugh, what an atrocity. There is a frozen sturgeon later in the film, and that frozen fish had way more soul and mystery and looked way more tiki - even in its permanently frozen state, than that party store tiki.

Another scene showed a big weather balloon and scientific meteorological package it was carrying (to measure sub-atomic particles in the upper atmosphere) The scientific package had hula girls and Hawaiian language (non-party store) printed on its side - due to the head scientist being from the University of Hawaii. (Hawaii to Antarctica ... quite the professional journey)

Lots of ice down in Antarctica, but not much tiki




There is tiki in Antarctica my brother and some other board scientists working near the pole built this life size moai head out of ice a few years ago.



 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-27 05:42 am   Permalink

The Elvis classic, Blue Hawaii. Not a tiki in sight, but there were a couple of swingin' scenes featuring tropical cocktails and alohawear.





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Matt Reese
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Posted: 2008-07-27 09:13 am   Permalink

Keep 'em coming. The Frightened City looks very cool. I may have to own that one.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-27 09:44 am   Permalink

The Frightened City is an excellent crime drama in every respect. The fact that it also contains tikis is just the float of 151 on top of the cinematic cocktail.
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shampoovta
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Posted: 2008-07-27 2:58 pm   Permalink

The Harder they fall





 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2008-07-31 5:58 pm   Permalink

"Where Danger Lives" (1950) with Robert Mitchum and Faith Domergue

Mitchum shares coconut drinks with a murderous dame at "Pogo Pete's". When she ditches him unexpectedly, Mitchum sucks 'em all up and asks for more, but the waiter tells him only two to a customer and says, "That drink makes a guy talk back to his mother-in-law!"





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Zeta
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Posted: 2008-08-05 4:24 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-07-14 16:41, bigbrotiki wrote:
Nice finds! Doesn't "The Apartment" use its Polynesian club location for a similar seduction/bachelor pad set up? I think there is an important facet of the appeal of these clubs in more sexually restrained times that has gotten little notice so far: The ladies liked those colorful cocktails, the cocktails were strong and got them hammered, and -Voila- bachelor pad swinging ensued!

Fact is (according to local sources) that the Spanish Tiki bars supposedly have survived for so long because they have been favored by generations of business men and youngsters alike for their dark nooks and booths, which allowed drunken groping sessions, discreetly overlooked by the wait staff.



JAJAJA!

The ultimate Spanish Tiki truth! Nice socio-anthropological research bigbrotiki! But Spanish tiki bars survived for many other reasons, some are still a mystery to me.

There's tikis in some spanish movies too... I'll post something someday.

Aloha!

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