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Tikis in films
Limbo Lizard
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From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2010-02-08 10:59 am   Permalink

A few nights ago, I was watching The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 version, with Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes). Henry Baskerville, last known heir to the Baskerville estate, has traveled, accompanied by Dr. Watson, to his ancestral home, the centuries old, dark and foreboding Baskerville Hall. As they enter the front door, I spotted a wooden tiki (looks Hawaiian), inside, to the left of the door. Later, when Holmes arrives and enters the Hall for the first time, the tiki is again visible.


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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-02-08 5:07 pm   Permalink

TABU

F.W. Murnau

Spanish edition
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-02-08 7:22 pm   Permalink

Very cool, this is the only version of the TABU poster I have ever seen with a Tiki!


(love that palm frond font - why was that not used more often in Polynesian pop?)



I was just shown another poster design that had a very sexy wahine on it, probably from the 1948 re-release -but no Tiki!
Wonder were they got this one from.

Here's some TABU trivia:
"Murnau visited Tahiti in May 1929 and was joined by Flaherty a month later to scout for locations in the nearby island of Bora Bora. While scouting they found their leading lady Anna Chevalier (Reri) in a local cocktail bar."


 
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Agent 86
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Posted: 2010-02-08 11:33 pm   Permalink

Just watched a cheesy movie on Lifetime with Elizabeth Berkeley called Dark Beauty. In the opening scene there are multiple Tikis around the pool.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2010-02-09 5:47 pm   Permalink


From the Elvis Presley film, "Girl Happy"
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kahalakruzer
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From: Dana Point! California
Posted: 2010-02-10 5:36 pm   Permalink

I saw Crazy Heart (with Jeff Bridges) last night, and in two scenes he is playing at a cowboy bar in Santa Fe... but the "cowboy" bar has a huge Japanese fish float (just over his head) multiple vintage swag tiki lamps (sans actual tikis) including one tapa PNG fish trap lamp, and even some tapa cloth pieces on the wall in a few shots near the end of the scene. Interesting set decorating choice for a dive honky-tonk in New Mexico, but it definitely got my attention. I know there are no ACTUAL tikis in the movie, but I thought it deserved a mention.

GREAT movie by the way.
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Thomas
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From: Lake Mojave
Posted: 2010-02-26 3:20 pm   Permalink

A quick tikis-in-films fix free on the net: the movie CALIFORNIA DREAMING (1979) is on hulu for free viewing in full. It starts out very promisingly. In the first five minutes, beach and surfing scenes transition to the protagonist making his way to a beachside bar ("Duke's Vista Del Mar") with pretty large tiki at the entrance and a nice, beach/nautical interior, where he and the owner start talking about, and listening to, cool / West Coast - type jazz like two hip cats from the old school.

Sounds pretty cool, doesn't it? Unfortunately, that's where it peaks, at about the 5 minute mark. I watched it all, but can't recommend doing so unless you share my peculiar fondness for lowbrow pop culture from the Carter years. SoCal hands will also enjoy recognizing the locations, mostly beach and surfing related. Other than that, well, those first 5 minutes do have a tiki. Oh yeah, and there's one excellent quote: "Surfers are the Shriners of the beach."

http://www.hulu.com/watch/32168/california-dreaming

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Baron von Tiki
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From: Wichita KS
Posted: 2010-03-21 11:04 pm   Permalink

Something Weird Video On Demand currently has a nine-minute short featuring two PolyPop music videos from the early 60s. Both feature hula dancers; And both are as cheesy as they can get. But, if you give it at least a minute of your attention, you'll find yourself watching til the end. They're actually kinda fascinating.

For Cox Communications cable customers: On your remote, press the On Demand button. Once you get the menu, go to "Free Zone," then "Special Interests," then "Something Weird," and, finally, "Hula Honeys." For other cable systems that carry Something Weird On Demand, you'll have to poke around until you find it. I have no idea if there's any similarities between Cox and other cable providers.
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I went to their web site to see if they offered these on DVD; I couldn't find them. However, instead, I found this burlesque collection from circa 1953, some of which was actually shot on Waikiki Beach.

Burlesque In Hawaii- $10 plus s+h
(click the link or pic to go to the product page.)



If you're not familiar with Something Weird video, dig around their web site for a bit. You'll find some lost classics, vintage commercials, drive-in and movie theater interstitials (aka "snipes"), lots of vintage porn, and obscure psychotronic drek. A great company for people with a taste for "Teh Odd."


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ka'lenatiki
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From: redding ca.
Posted: 2010-03-22 07:55 am   Permalink

although not a old film, The film haunted mansion with eddie murphy did have a nice tiki bar scene at the beginning of the film.

 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2010-04-04 4:09 pm   Permalink

"Weird Woman" - 1944: starring Lon Chaney Jr. and Anne Gwynne. One of 6 low-budget films based on the old Inner Sanctum radio show. A supernatural thriller about a sociology professor (Chaney), who marries the white daughter of missionaries (Gwynne) who is raised on a South Pacific island by voodoo-practicing witch doctors when her parents are killed.






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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2010-04-04 4:20 pm   Permalink

The Moon and Sixpence - 1942: a film loosely inspired by the life of Paul Gauguin, starring George Sanders as a detestable cad who abandons his wife and family to live on a South Pacific island and paint. For some reason, the film lurches between black and white, a pinkish monochrome, and full-color. There is also a brief cameo of Rondo Hatton as a leper.






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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2010-04-19 4:15 pm   Permalink

Stuck on You! (1983)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088199/

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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-04-25 3:09 pm   Permalink

A tiki/totem in Women of the Prehistoric Planet starring Irene Tsu - 1960's "native girl" including
Paradise, Hawaiian Style with Elvis and an ad campaign that needs further investigation.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_wiki_dollar



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TikiDaye
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From: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Posted: 2010-04-28 8:07 pm   Permalink

OK, definitely not a classic film (yet) but I just took my wife, Monica, to see "Date Night" with Tina Fey and Steve Carell. Near the beginning of the film there is a scene in a 'man cave' at Steve's friend's house and there is a shelf with a collection of tiki mugs. I'm not as skilled on IDing the mugs as you all are as I'm newer to the tiki love, and they may be generic mugs...

I was surprised to see them... I leaned over to Monica and said "check out the tiki mugs!"

anyway, that's my story...

peace,
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2010-06-06 3:53 pm   Permalink

Rapa Nui (1994)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110944/






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