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Tikis in films
bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2010-11-10 8:00 pm   Permalink

From the movie Beach Ball-1965 ....the beachcombers shack...




The Watusi A Go Go (Tonga Lei/ Don The Beachcomber) in Malibu




Party at the shack






Ed "Big Daddty" Roth customs show up at the Long Beach Arena car show




Quick shot of the "Surfite"






 
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Krisdrama
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From: NoHo, a Stone's throw from the Hut, CA
Posted: 2010-11-13 6:04 pm   Permalink

Finally got around to seeing Toy Story 3. Look what I found on Andy's wall!



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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-12-04 06:05 am   Permalink

Space Amoeba. Toho Studios 1970. Alien lifeforms brought to earth via a Saturn bound space craft turns local sea life into huge monsters bent on world domination. What the hell else would they do in a Toho movie anyway? The craft lands in the sea near a small Pacific island inhabited by peaceful natives and all hell breaks loose. In the village scenes a moai type tiki can be seen near one of the thatched huts as well as some carvings. Good shots of it just as the giant squid is stomping the hut. The movie culminates in a fight to the death between a giant crab and turtle but the world is saved as during their death duel they both tumble into an active volcano and die. And yes I do highly recommend this fine film.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamoebas_(Toho)
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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2010-12-24 09:47 am   Permalink



 
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socksoff
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Posted: 2010-12-25 6:27 pm   Permalink



The plot is about the curse of the Wiki Tikis on Hanahuna.







 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2011-03-27 08:06 am   Permalink

Aloma of the South Seas (1941), starring Dorothy Lamour and Jon Hall.

Supposedly set in the Cook Islands, which unbeknowst to me, is apparently chock-a-block with papier-mache Moais! Pretty tepid pagan love saga filmed on obvious sets with your standard Gods-are-angry-and-require-a-virgin-sacrifice-before-fake-volcano-erupts plot. Lamour and Hall apparently starred in another South Pacific romance called "The Hurricane", which I haven't seen yet, but is supposedly much better.

Here are a few caps. Sorry for the poor quality, but my copy is from a VHS rip.








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Trader Tom
  

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From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2011-03-30 03:26 am   Permalink

The new film, Hop, which starts April 1st, begins on Easter Island. Apparently the secret Easter Chocolate Factory is accessed by taking an elevator through a trap door in a Moai's mouth.





 
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twitch
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2011-03-30 10:01 am   Permalink

That's sacrilicious.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-03-30 4:51 pm   Permalink

That is soooo cheesy!....or rather eggy (NOT edgy!): Perpetuating the fact that the Western explorers/colonizers gave Rapa Nui such a wrong name! Or wait, is it that Western capitalizers gave Easter such a wrong icon: An egg-laying bunny!

Boy, I would have loved to have heard THAT pitch.

Well, admittedly I still use the term, sometimes... and Babalu will dig it!

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chrisandsarahb
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Posted: 2011-03-30 5:40 pm   Permalink

I think its cool, along with the tiki aquarium ornaments in "Finding Nemo". Come on, its a cartoon, who cares if its correct (if there is such a thing)

 
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JOHN-O
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From: Dogtown, USA
Posted: 2011-04-23 12:06 pm   Permalink

Here's a good example of pre-WWII Polynesian Pop in film...

In the
1st clip is Eleanor Powell hula tap dancing in "Honolulu" (1939).

This is some great stuff in the fine tradition of 1930's dance musicals !!



In the 2nd clip, she's doing a similar dance in "Ship Ahoy" (1942). This scene is especially noteworthy as it has Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra performing a jazzy "Hawaiian War Chant" in front of an elaborate Poly-pop stage.

We see giant PNG shields and some large Tikis as well !!




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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2011-04-24 05:31 am   Permalink

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On 2011-04-23 12:06, JOHN-O wrote:
This scene is especially noteworthy as it has Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra performing a jazzy "Hawaiian War Chant" in front of an elaborate Poly-pop stage.


That stage looks like a giant Scorpion bowl!


 
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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2011-04-24 05:50 am   Permalink

This is the best screensnap I could get:

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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2011-06-08 6:32 pm   Permalink

Found this tantalizing little ad when I was doing some newspaper archive research:



The phrase that got me of course was:

"The Tiki, God of Fertility, The Love Idol Beneath the Sea!"

Looking up the movie online, I found the following description, which doesn't mention the idol under the sea, unfortunately:

A 1955 Italian independent film, released in the USA in 1956, which is basically a travelogue telling four stories, each about a different island in the South Pacific. Native customs, tribal rites,ceremonial procedure, courtships, and feats of strength and courage are depicted. The test of courage, for males, on one island , is a leap from a high wooden tower to the ground with a thin vine wrapped around their ankle breaking the fall at the last minute.

The movie poster was nice, but no tiki either:



But as I've found several times in the past, the Spanish version of the movie poster often delivers:



You can purchase decent and inexpensive reproductions of this poster in two sizes at this website:

http://www.moviepostershop.com/the-last-paradise-movie-poster-1955


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Club Nouméa
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-06-08 7:12 pm   Permalink

I dunno - I really like that first poster: Who needs a cheesy-looking tiki when you've got Pentecost Island land divers, man-eating sharks, topless women and that great caption: "The virgin paradise of ten thousand thrills!"

AND there's that picture down the bottom with what looks like a woman slapping a guy for getting too fresh...

Just to shamelessly derail this thread, I'll be bringing you photos of the Pentecost land divers in a future instalment of my Tiki Tour of Vanuatu over in the Tiki Travel thread...

CN

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