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Tikis in films
Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-10-10 1:37 pm   Permalink

Damn you Sven, stealer of thunder & dasher of hopes!

 
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Posted: 2013-11-13 02:24 am   Permalink

Yes not only was the title removed but so was some of the Hawaiian aspects of the film. It will be interesting to see the end results.
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Posted: 2013-11-13 03:07 am   Permalink

Also wanted to bring up what I've thought was one of the most intriguing films I've read about, on these pages, THE RIGHT APPROACH (1961)(thejab brought it up for example in 2002). I thought the plot would make this the closest thing to a tiki style film that was ever made because the main characters, in the early 60s, lived in a former Tiki restaurant as their bachelor pad. That is cool, that is tiki but after receiving and viewing the Fox Cinema Archive resent DVD release today I was disappointed by the fact that the bachelors didn't really live a true tiki lifestyle, except one of them wore an Aloha shirt. But as mentioned on the ADVENTURES IN PARADISE thread it did have a scene that took place on the ADVENTURES IN PARADISE set and that was cool. Here are some screen shots:

First the Bachelor Pad:







Then the ADVENTURES IN PARADISE SET



Note the double A-frame above

Finally in the film, backing up one the bachelors, Gary Crosby, in the band was, who I think was a young Johnny Carson as the drumer-My opinion I cannot confirm it. Any other opinions? The first shot does look like Johnny in the b.g.

The following shot doesn't look like him but...

...this pic of young Johnny looks like the guy above



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Posted: 2013-11-13 03:52 am   Permalink




    
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-11-13 05:03 am   Permalink

Hey creativenative, The blond guy in the photo is Gary Crosby, Bing's eldest son
whom was also in the Elvis movie "Girl Happy" & "Operation Bikini" with Frankie Avalon.



I don't think that is Carson, here is a picture of him from 1955
and he has a different hairline, he was also well known in 1961 & would have been listed in the credits
I would think.



Nice post!

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-11-13 9:33 pm   Permalink

Great screen captures, C.N., I have yet to see that movie - it is like a companion to that 80s John Travolta in a closed Polynesian restaurant one. Where is that "Quiet Please, Now shooting.." Aventures in Paradise image from?

 
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creativenative
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Posted: 2013-11-14 2:02 pm   Permalink

It's from the same movie THE RIGHT APPROACH. One of the main characters, Frankie Vaughan is a singer/actor trying to break into show business and his first role was as a day player on the ADVENTURES IN PARADISE set. Cool that they used the real set with the real star, Gardner McKay. Also a cool South Seas/Tiki connection. Frankie is on the left in the aloha shirt in the 3-shot capture. The ADVENTURE IN PARADISE sign in question is the opening shot of this ADVENTURES IN PARADISE sequence. A simple transition establishing shot introducing the scene without the need for cheap captioning. The sign says it all.

Also thank you ATP for the compliment. Sorry about the typo in the Crosby name, the "r" left out. Yes that is Bing's son but I don't even know if the young'ins on TC know who Bing is? Haha! Gary, I thought, was the most talented of the big star kids, including Wayne and Mitchum's boys who all were featured in South Seas movies. I also mentioned on another thread that Gardner McKay was a special guest at a South Seas Cinema meeting/party. I'm not gay (and not saying it's bad to be one) but Gardner was one handsome guy.

About Carson, ATP you are right, should of thought of the date. Carson would be older and by 1955 he had already established himself as a national TV personality, already grown into his look that were were accustom too. More reminiscing, Almost worked with him on a movie after his retirement but unfortunately he took ill a couple months before the first day of shooting and he died not long after. He will be missed. Anyone know of a Tiki connection with Carson?


 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2013-11-28 08:30 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-13 03:52, White Devil wrote:


Wow, someone else besides me has seen "Queen Kong". My condolences. Poor Rula Lenska, forced to star alongside a guy in a gorilla suit with boobs.


 
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Posted: 2013-11-28 08:39 am   Permalink

"Don't Knock the Twist" (1962)

Chubby Checker performs in a Tiki-themed nightspot called The Spice Island Club. Wish I could've gotten clear screensnaps of the stage, which is decorated with masks, bamboo, and tiki torches. This is the best I could come up with:







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Posted: 2013-12-06 05:32 am   Permalink

MICKEY, DONALD, AND GOOFY IN HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY

https://archive.org/details/HawaiianHoliday

Not tiki, but a good cartoon for young tikifiles in training. Teach your children well.


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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2013-12-06 4:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-11-14 14:02, creativenative wrote:
Anyone know of a Tiki connection with Carson?



The obvious one and one that I'm sure has been pointed out here on TC many times already is Johnny enjoying a Mai-Kai Mystery Drink (and Mystery Girl) on the Tonight show back in 1962. Hurricane has a video still from Swanky on Atomic Grog (
http://www.slammie.com/atomicgrog/blog/2012/02/27/heeeeeeeres-the-rich-history-and-long-lost-stories-of-the-mai-kai), and Swanky managed to find the video clip but I failed to do the same in a YouTube search.

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Posted: 2013-12-16 1:38 pm   Permalink


Looks like we may be seeing a big-budget and tiki-laden feature-length animated film coming in 2018. Details are being released all over the web. According to web site The Disney Wiki:



"Moana" is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. John Musker and Ron Clements (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Frog) are working on a Polynesia situated computer-animated musical film, Moana. It is described as "mythic adventure set around 2000 years ago and across a series of islands in the South Pacific." The film is expected to be released in 2018. Mark Mancina will compose the music for the film.

After directing The Princess and the Frog, Musker and Clements started working on an adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Mort, but rights problems prevented them to continue with the project. To avoid similar problems, they pitched three new ideas, and in 2011 started developing the film based on an original idea.

Moana will be Musker and Clement's first computer-animated film. Although initially rumored to be made in hand-drawn/computer-animated technique introduced with Disney's short film Paperman, Musker said that it is "far too early to apply the Paperman hybrid technique to a feature. The Meander digital in-betweening interface still has a host of production issues (including color) that need to be perfected." According to Bleeding Cool, the film will feature a new, painterly style of CG.

Plot
The main character will be Moana Waialiki, a sea voyaging enthusiast, and the only daughter of a chief in a long line of navigators. When her family needs her help, she sets off on an epic journey. The film will also include demi-gods and spirits taken from real mythology

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Posted: 2013-12-16 1:44 pm   Permalink

Some "Moana" concept art from The Disney Wiki.


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Posted: 2013-12-16 3:06 pm   Permalink

subscribed!

 
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MaukaHale
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Posted: 2013-12-16 7:16 pm   Permalink

Moana



Polynesians are getting the Disney cartoon treatment in a kind of Kupe meets Snow White in the South Seas animation.

Just as American Indians were defined in Pocahontas and felines in The Lion King, Walt Disney has announced it's committed to Moana due to hit screens in 2018.

Hollywood blog Bustle headlined the announcement: "Disney's newest princess of colour is Moana, a Polynesian adventurer and she sounds awesome".

Rotoscopers says it has been in development for a while and is built around a girl, Moana Waialiki, whose father comes from a long line of navigators.

Needless to say they go on a long voyage. In a rough draft it looks like they will drop by all the points of the Polynesian triangle.

In a kind of "what could go wrong" moment, Disney says assorted Polynesian demigods will make appearances, from Maui to Tangaroa to Rangi and Papa and Samoa's Sina (with eels).

Bustle says Disney has announced Moana in the wake of Frozen, which it described as a movie of "overwhelming whiteness".

"The first glimpse of concept art for Moana was just released, and she harkens back to the best of Disney's past while also (hopefully) beckoning in some solutions to the problems that have plagued past projects," Bustle says.

Moana will be shot in CG animation and is to be directed by John Musker and Ron Clement, best known for Aladdin and The Princess and the Frog.

Inevitably it will have some hit songs created by Mark Mancina of The Lion King, Tarzan and Brother Bear.

It will not be the first major movie called Moana.

A 1922 film by Robert J Flaherty, Nanook of the North, is credited as being the world's first documentary. His second, made in 1926, was Moana, filmed in Safune on Savai'i in Samoa.

Polynesians have a long tradition of having their culture romantically defined by others from the noble savage of the 18th century, through several versions of Mutiny on the Bounty and the stereotype defining musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, South Pacific, which was based on James Michener's book of the same name.

These days South Pacific looks decidedly culturally inappropriate - and even now offends Polynesians, especially those mistaken for the character, Bloody Mary.

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