||Secret Tiki Bar Discovered in Hollywood Hills
Joined: Aug 11, 2008
From: Long Beach, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-02 2:55 pm  Permalink|
The electronica DJ (I think?) Moby just bought an old mansion near the Hollywood sign called "Wolf's Lair" (Efrem Zimbalist Jr. of 77 Sunset Strip used to live there, among others).
He's been posting shots on the LA Curbed site as he's been exploring, and apparently he's just discovered that up a secret staircase behind a tunnel, there's a pretty damn amazing secret tiki bar:
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
From: Redondo Beach, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-02 3:02 pm  Permalink|
That's amazing. A secret hidden Tiki bar. I do something similar at my house. Before leading guests to my home Tiki bar, I make them put a paper bag over their head.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Nov 26, 2005
|Posted: 2010-04-02 3:09 pm  Permalink|
Dear Mr. Moby,
I love your tiki bar way Coooolll!!
It looks like you are in need of some tiki style lighting.
At this time I have many tiki style lights I can sell you.
Plus I can make you all you need.
Pm me if interested.
Joined: Jun 06, 2003
|Posted: 2010-04-02 3:11 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Jan 05, 2003
From: Land of Cheese & Beer
|Posted: 2010-04-02 3:33 pm  Permalink|
Joined: Aug 22, 2002
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2010-04-02 3:41 pm  Permalink|
Isn't it gorgeous? I wrote about that bar on my blog a couple years ago when the house hit the market:
(Fun tidbit: the "robin leach" comment on the blog post really did come from Robin Leach. He's like the Bloody Mary of the internet, you say his name and he appears.)
Critiki - Ooga-Mooga - Humu Kon Tiki
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
From: The Anvil of the Sun
|Posted: 2010-04-02 4:05 pm  Permalink|
All yours for ONLY $6.75M
Joined: Nov 29, 2009
From: Gold Coast, tropical paradise
|Posted: 2010-04-02 4:23 pm  Permalink|
What a magical place! Can only imagine the people and party's that took place there.
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jan 09, 2008
From: Kihei, Maui
|Posted: 2010-04-02 5:23 pm  Permalink|
Very Cool! I'm really diggin that bamboo, I need a little getaway just like that....But with some of tikiskip's lamps inside though..
Wish we could see a close up of the paintings... Anyone here friends with Mobi??
Joined: Aug 20, 2007
|Posted: 2010-04-02 6:58 pm  Permalink|
Flash back! This thread jogged a memory from my childhood. When I was a kid I cut grass for people, one was a rich guy who started a furniture company in Ohio. Anyway, HE had a secret bar off his basement. It was filled with a sword collection he picked up as he traveled the world. (Good account, he paid me well for postage stamp sized patches of grass.
Joined: Jan 29, 2004
From: San Pedro, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-02 8:44 pm  Permalink|
he's just discovered that up a secret staircase behind a tunnel...
How cool would it be just to find that in your house??? and then a tiki bar at the end??? awesome.
That house must be gigantic.
OMG! I'm on Instagram!
Joined: Aug 10, 2004
|Posted: 2010-04-02 10:43 pm  Permalink|
I'll take it.
Joined: May 18, 2004
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
|Posted: 2010-04-02 10:46 pm  Permalink|
I hate Moby....he gets all the big commercial work.
Joined: Aug 26, 2005
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
|Posted: 2010-04-02 11:20 pm  Permalink|
I hope Moby understands what he has, and doesn't decide to shitcan the bar for a mini studio!
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2010-04-03 12:43 am  Permalink|
I would venture a guess that that Pre-Tiki rumpus room might have been a contributing factor to the purchase of the place. He has Polynesian pop in his blood:
"Born September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York City. Given the legal name Richard Melville Hall. Given the nickname 'Moby' at birth due to having Herman Melville as an ancestor."