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The Tahitian, Pasadena, CA (restaurant)
kiara
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From: Wan Q
Posted: 2012-10-09 1:55 pm   Permalink

This is not an image from the Tahitian, but was a few doors down, maybe a block from the Studio City location. The address was 12056 Ventura Blvd. Amazing to think that these 2 buildings stood there for so long. Not to mention Dupars and the Armet & Davis designed car wash that once stood on the corner of Laurel Cyn. and Ventura Blvd. All basically on the same block.



 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2012-10-09 6:44 pm   Permalink

Casa de Cadillac still exists on Ventura.





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-05-07 8:21 pm   Permalink

I was digging through my files and found these seldom seen images of the postcard from the Tahitian in Studio City. I have never seen this card for sale. Anybody got one?





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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2014-05-09 3:20 pm   Permalink

One block east of Laurel Canyon.

A ton of musicians lived in Laurel Canyon back then, it's possible they may gave gone there for a drink.

http://classicrock.about.com/od/cdandconcertreviews/fr/laurel_canyon.htm

It'll be cool to find pictures of them there.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-07-17 4:34 pm   Permalink

An old dining guide ad for the Tahitian Restaurants in Pasadena and Studio City.



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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-10-28 8:40 pm   Permalink

Here is a picture from the Tahitian in Studio City.





 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2015-03-12 1:46 pm   Permalink

Some news clippings from Tahitian in Pasadena.

First time I have seen the exterior A-Frame port-cochere and sign.




The two owners on the Tiki bridge at the entrance.




The owners again



With the story of the restaurant decorations - impressive!


Passport to paradise at the grand opening in November 1961.




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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2015-03-12 2:13 pm   Permalink

You are amazing DC!
Mahalo


 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2015-04-23 1:39 pm   Permalink

From the Los Angeles Public Library photo archives.


Gloria Jean Schoonover is a former child star who starred in 26 feature films between the years of 1939 and 1959, as well as making numerous radio, television, stage, and nightclub appearances. The actress was dropped from the Hollywood scene at the age of 21 when movie executives lost interest in her as she grew older.

Photograph caption dated December 5, 1960 reads, "Despite new success, Gloria Jean holds a restaurant job. Arranging menus is one of her tasks." Miss Jean was recently rediscovered by actor Jerry Lewis and will have a bit part in one of his feature films.
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A Frame
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Posted: 2015-04-23 5:19 pm   Permalink

Nice find Lori!

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-04-28 11:41 am   Permalink


'Arranging menus"…what a Hollywood story. And not much luck after:

"Jerry Lewis found her working as a restaurant hostess and gave her a part in his movie "The Ladies' Man", which was meant to re-launch her career. Unfortunately, her scenes were cut from the final release."

But:

"...Gloria was reintroduced to a limelight of sorts by the magic of Ebay, where her movies (many of which are in the public domain) were being sold. Through the help of her sister Bonnie (who handled the computer end of things: Gloria didn't do "Windows"), Gloria got onto Ebay herself, selling copies of the movies she appeared in, as well as signed photographs (old publicity shots) of herself. Spurred by the popularity of these, Gloria published her autobiography "Gloria Jean: A Little Bit of Heaven" in 2005.
After her sister Bonnie's death in 2007, Gloria moved to Hawaii, where she now lives with her son and his family."


 
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