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Outrigger Inn & Mr. C's, Long Beach, CA (hotel)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-08 5:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-03-04 08:00, bigbrotiki wrote:
Excellent catch on that statue, that one with its beard and hand position is the closest match for sure.



I got a color postcard of that image from the Field Museum in Chicago.



The back of the card has an interesting tale of the Tiki and Captain Cook!



DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-09-24 10:14 pm   Permalink

Just scored this nice ashtray from the Outrigger Inn in Long Beach.



DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-04-23 4:56 pm   Permalink

A cool Mai Tai cocktail glass from the Outrigger.



DC


 
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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-04-24 2:03 pm   Permalink

Nice find DC!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2013-10-17 9:25 pm   Permalink

Here are some press photos showing the Outrigger Inn on May 25th, 1962, just before opening. Based on dates on the rear of the photos and the newspaper article, it looks like the open house was on Sunday May 27th, 1962, and the official opening for business was on Monday, May 28th.





















""Opening for business Monday, the Outrigger Inn, plush motor hotel in Polynesian styling will have an open house today. It is located at 5325 E. Pacific Coast Highway, just east of the Park Estates entrance off Pacific Coast Highway. Owned and developed by John N. Economou, Outrigger Inn will have 76 units ready for the opening with 24 to be added later."



Nov 10 1976 - "The Outrigger Inn on East Pacific Coast Highway, adjacent to Mr. C's restaurant, has been franchised as a Ramada Inn. All units have been remodeled and refurbished by the owners, Jackie Wong, above, and husbend Kenjohn."

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-10-18 05:20 am   Permalink

One of the great Tiki Motel signs, indeed! Good to hear from you, Sabu.

 
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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-10-23 4:09 pm   Permalink

Wow Sabu, those photos are a real Long Beach find and just like I remembered it as a kid! Now inspired, I need to post a recent LB find from Java Lanes...

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-05-23 07:39 am   Permalink

Great thread. I picked up another variation of the postcard that Tiki Kate started this thread with.



It gives a slightly expanded view of the second floor elements and the Tiki pole.



The great sign.



How can you can tell the difference in the two postcards? The umbrellas are open in Tiki Kate's card!




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2015-03-11 9:40 pm   Permalink

A few more press clippings from the Outrigger Inn and Mr. C's.

A nice ad with a frontal view of the sign.


A rendering showing the layout of the entire complex.


And some odds and ends from Mr. C's.






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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2015-03-11 10:45 pm   Permalink

Dusty, where do you find this stuff?
It was cool to talk to you Saturday, even though I was running on very little sleep
see you next time.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2015-03-12 06:49 am   Permalink

Cool rendering, A-frame central! That drawing - as so often - looks better than the finished place.

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2015-03-12 08:11 am   Permalink

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On 2015-03-11 22:45, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Dusty, where do you find this stuff?
It was cool to talk to you Saturday, even though I was running on very little sleep
see you next time.



ATP, there are a few websites where you can search for old news clippings. Some charge a fee and some don't. You can also enter a search word and you'll receive emails on when new articles come up.
www.newspapers.com is one of them.





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2015-05-05 5:50 pm   Permalink

Found another news article on Mr. C's that has some cool sketches of the interior.


First the road map of the sketches.


The 41-foot entryway.


The front doors.


11-foot Madame Pele


Dining Hall Booths


Table in the Stockades dining room


Outrigger canoe on the ceiling.


Chinese Bridge to the cocktail lounge


Picture window booth


and the Japanese Room.


Cool stuff.

DC


 
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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2015-05-05 6:28 pm   Permalink

Very cool indeed DC! It also includes a new term I haven't seen or heard before your post..."Pacificana"!!

 
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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2015-05-05 7:34 pm   Permalink

Thanks again DC, finding anything on Mr. C's provides one with an extra reason for a Drinko on Cinco!

Quote:

On 2015-05-05 17:50, Dustycajun wrote:
Found another news article on Mr. C's that has some cool sketches of the interior.

The 41-foot entryway.


Cool stuff.

DC




Here's the exterior view of the Mr. C's entry from a early menu, which can also be seen in Chapter 8 of Sven's TIKI MODERN.



A Frames in Long Beach, who knew?!




 
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