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Secret Tiki Bar Discovered in Hollywood Hills
congawa
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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:

http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/04/inside_the_secret_tiki_bar_ritz_opening_tomorrow.php



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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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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.

 
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tikiskip
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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.


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2010-04-02 3:11 pm   Permalink

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croe67
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From: Land of Cheese & Beer
Posted: 2010-04-02 3:33 pm   Permalink



It's stunning!!!!!!!


 
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Humuhumu
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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:

http://blog.humuhumu.com/2008/06/26/hollywood-home-tiki-bar-for-sale-only-75-million

(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.)

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MadDogMike
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2010-04-02 4:05 pm   Permalink

All yours for ONLY $6.75M

 
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Trader Bob
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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.

 
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Beachbumz
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Joined: Jan 09, 2008
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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??


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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From: Indiana
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.


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Polynesiac
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From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2010-04-02 8:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:
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.


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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2010-04-02 10:43 pm   Permalink

I'll take it.


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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
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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.

 
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Tom Slick
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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!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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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."



 
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