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The Jungle-style Thread - Pop Culture Iconography of the Dark Continent
JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-18 01:08 am   Permalink

Rarotonga was technically Melanesian but she vibes more Pam Grier to me !!


(image courtesy of Zeta)



I must find this movie !!


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-01-21 12:11 am   Permalink



 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-03 07:45 am   Permalink

I love the movie serials of the 1930's and 1940's. I recently spend the last several weeks grinding my way through this one…



The plot revolves around Nazi agents scheming to control an African tribe as a way of expanding their domination into the Europe prior to WWII. If anyone thinks "Indiana Jones" was an original concept, they should watch this B-grade series.

As with all Jungle pictures of that era, no attempt was made to provide any cultural authenticity. It's a wild mix of African "natives" speaking with Californian speech cadences, stone temples with Mayan designs, crumbling Asian idols, exploding volcanoes, magic swords, and a mystical indigenous Jungle Queen who is whiter than white.

No Tikis though.


 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-02-03 4:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-03 07:45, JOHN-O wrote:


As with all Jungle pictures of that era, no attempt was made to provide any cultural authenticity. It's a wild mix of African "natives" speaking with Californian speech cadences, stone temples with Mayan designs, crumbling Asian idols, exploding volcanoes, magic swords, and a mystical indigenous Jungle Queen who is whiter than white.

No Tikis though.




still way cool, though! Seems to have all the elements we associate with exotica!


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-07 7:06 pm   Permalink

INGAGI... another movie I really want to see, alas it's a lost film.

Probably one of the loopiest pre-code flicks, this 1930 Jungle picture claimed to show a ritual where African women were sacrificed to be brides of gorillas. The lurid premise and featured nudity were justified on the basis that it was an actual documentary.

The public bought the hoax !!



 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2013-02-14 6:49 pm   Permalink

Is there any better example of the common Zeitgeist between Jungle-style and Tiki-style than Adventureland ??



Or maybe that's been discussed already.


 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-05-28 3:25 pm   Permalink

cool, finally a thread I can get into!!
my backyard is full on Jungle cruise inspired!!







 
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Pele Paul
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TheBigT
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Posted: 2013-07-19 11:27 am   Permalink

Just ran across this last night. A pc from the Congo Jungle nightclub in Houston, TX that I hadn't seen before! Thank you Boston Public Library! Bigbro, I have an email coming your way.



 
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White Devil
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2013-12-31 10:53 pm   Permalink

https://archive.org/details/jungle_stories_spring_1954_sheena_story_sword_of_gimshai

Sheena Queen of the Jungle story
the Sword of Gimshai
Jungle Stories Spring 1954

I'm confident the are many other wonders to be found in archive.org's ebooks/pulp section.




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White Devil
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Posted: 2014-01-01 06:42 am   Permalink

While researching jungle girl movies, I repeatedly encountered references to Jungle Film magazine. Turns out it was published from 1960 to 1968 in French, and was a fumetti comic which presented old jungle movies, mostly Bomba and Weissmuller flicks. Some repetition occurs because of reprints...












































This is an excellent history of that magazine:
http://bmania.pagesperso-orange.fr/Junglefilm0.htm



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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2014-05-10 2:44 pm   Permalink

Not a "Tiki" bar, they call it an "Adventure" bar !!

Either way you know the drinks are gonna be GREAT.

Opening soon...



And I don't know about you but I miss that White Devil.


 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-05-10 3:09 pm   Permalink

BigT those covers are wild!!! I was so in love with Johnny W. he WAS the jungle.
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PabTiki
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Posted: 2014-05-10 3:54 pm   Permalink

Ah, now this a thread I can get into.

An "adventure bar"!! That's a great idea. I have to persuade my gf to take drive out there one of these weekends.

I know it's off-tiki, but I also have a penchant for Indiana Jones movies, and bossa nova music.

In other words, if it's tropical and adventurous, I'm in!!

(I've also spent some time volunteering in Kenya; a different kind of adventure. Though I did go on safari, too.)
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