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The Jungle-style Thread - Pop Culture Iconography of the Dark Continent
bigtikidude
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Posted: 2010-02-01 6:01 pm   Permalink

Congrats Sven,

you da man
wonder if JP has seen your post yet?
he was wondering what it would be about when I saw him in Nor. Cal.

cheers.
Jeff(btd)



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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2010-02-01 6:52 pm   Permalink

Very nice Sven, I would not even consider goofing on this post.
Here is to many more posts!


 
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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-02-02 08:03 am   Permalink

Great Buy!
Good Eye Sven!

Here's to 7000 more informative posts!


 
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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-02-09 11:43 am   Permalink

Bigbro´s 7000 post is cause for joy and celebration, so don´t let it be the epitaph for this thread.

Old postcard from a bar named "Snug".



The garlic and the roman sculpture are probably a homage to Scipio Africanus, so they are not totally out of place




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-02-09 12:48 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-27 16:53, aquarj wrote:
I think we tried to take a look at the Congo Room sometime around 2002. I think we found the little sign over a door in the hallway leading up to it, but not much else, and didn't get inside. Probably not so exciting a sight nowadays anyway, but it would be nice to see what it was like in the days of that menu.-Randy





I just happened to find myself at the Sahara last week. Indeed, the whole Sahara has nothing vintage left in it, everything was moved to one tower, they closed the older ones. Places like the House of Lords Steak House and Caravan Cafe are not the original ones, so why should the Congo Room be.


I followed the signs....


...but by the time I found it, I didn't even wanna try to get in.



Well, what can one expect from a place whose main attraction are its NASCAR-themed venues now!





R.I.P., Congo Room




Luckily, just around the corner, there still is the GOLDEN STEER, in all its classic American Steak House splendor:





(I know THIS is not African Americana either, but I didn't want to end with that depressing Nascar stuff)


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2010-02-09 1:10 pm   Permalink

At least I think the Sahara still has the camel statues out front somewhere. The same ones that appeared in Viva Las Vegas!

Sorry, still not on-topic re: jungle stuff though.

Maybe there should be a "beyond" topic for exotic desert culture. That shows up on the same exotica LPs as some of the other themes (far east, africa, polynesia, etc.). And I've always thought there's maybe a parallel with today's veterans of conflicts in the middle east, and midcentury veterans from the pacific in WW2. How come we don't see escapist desert theme restaurants?

-Randy


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2010-02-09 1:34 pm   Permalink

Not so many specifically Desert-escape-themed restaurants, but I do see quite a few Oasis, Aladdin, and Arabian Nights-themed places. I've got a great cocktail napkin I'll have to dig up with a sheik sipping a cocktail on his flying carpet.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-02-09 8:05 pm   Permalink

Remember kids, the SAHARA only came up in this thread because it housed the CONGO ROOM, which IS part of the African pop genre, as many other Congo clubs and restaurants were. Alladin-type stuff would be its own genre.

 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2010-02-10 11:41 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-02-09 20:05, bigbrotiki wrote:
Remember kids, the SAHARA only came up in this thread because it housed the CONGO ROOM, which IS part of the African pop genre, as many other Congo clubs and restaurants were. Alladin-type stuff would be its own genre.


Really? Do you mean like maybe that would be in its own separate thread, somewhere like "Beyond Tiki"? Why didn't I think of that?

Shoot, here I was just getting ready to post a whole bunch of NASCAR images, but I guess that would be its own genre too.

Just kidding. No harm trying to keep on-topic. I had a couple more things to post later if I can get around to scanning them.

-Randy


 
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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-02-11 06:33 am   Permalink

Hawaiiana meets Africana



As far as I know this Eclectica Exotica record was released only in Europe.


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-03-12 10:03 am   Permalink

Nice Mister Naufrago! you are the king of dust!

Now dig this:
Quote:

On 2010-01-04 14:36, Zeta wrote:
Safari

Mints for canibals



I never actually opened the little bag until resently and see what I found...

Little white man'd explorer hearts!
Sub-zero!


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Boom Boom Room
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Posted: 2010-03-19 8:45 pm   Permalink

If any of you jungle starved tikifiles will be going to Ohana 2010 in Lake George, NY, please come to my Room Crawl room. It will be a jungle exotica feast, featuring a World Premiere, the debut of what I am billing as the most amazing exotic drink dispenser in captivity - the one and only Incredible Jayne Mansfield Witch Doctor Experience. The drink? A reverse-engineered version of the Mai-Kai's Black Magic cocktail, of course. Pictures will be posted after the fact. Just to tease you, though, there is something about a cocktail poured from a woman in a leopard fur bikini in a cage in a motorized cauldron with a light show surrounded by an 11' x 5' leopard fur backdrop with three 2 1/2' x 3 1/2' jungle movie posters hanging on it that somehow makes the drink taste better.

 
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crazy al
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Posted: 2010-03-20 5:41 pm   Permalink



come on Vitco! when was the last time you saw a tiger in Africa?

and the beat goes on.... li'dee di dee di...


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-03-20 8:06 pm   Permalink

It's a Jungle out there!





 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-03-25 07:22 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-28 07:48, Zeta wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-01-06 08:36, JOHN-O wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-01-05 12:58, Mister Naufrago wrote:

Here´s one for Zeta. Old Spanish design and Miguel Covarrubias drawing
Amazing psychic connection between two artist from two countries?





Mister Naufrago,

Another interesting contribution to this thread. Thank you !!

What exactly is that thing on the left supposed to be?

Also where do the Spanish items (Tikis, mugs, etc) that you post originate from? Are they made in Europe?




Hey Mr. Naufrago, do you own one of these?
Here is mine:

Spanish vintage "exotic African" mug
How do you call this "thing"? The real one from Africa. I knew, I just can't find the piece of paper where I wrote it into.




From the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston:



Case closed!


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