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The Beachcomber TV Series, 1962
Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2013-08-19 7:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks for that info! They chopped the nudity on the afternoon TV version I saw in New Zealand. As an impressionable pubescent lad at the time, I would definitely remember if Laya Raki had shown off her not inconsiderable charms. LOL

Thanks too bigbrotiki for the info about The Beachcomber. Another series I hope to see one day.

The earliest known tiki mug: "Ruru and Weku", designed by Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn, New Zealand, 1949.

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From: Columbus, Ohio
Posted: 2013-08-21 06:17 am   Permalink

THIS is why I love Tiki Central!!!

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Joined: Feb 17, 2012
Posts: 336
From: Drifting on my outrigger canoe
Posted: 2013-08-24 10:16 pm   Permalink

Thank you Bongo for the tip to buy SEEKERS DVD. These multi-title films are tricky. I had a grey market LAND OF FURY DVD-R but as usual the quality was not so great and most importantly the topless Raki scene was cut out. Like most grey market privateers they get their source content off TV or cable so I had the censored version. I love this new disc, I try to buy the studio releases when they come available because of the quality.

Areola nui, I mean Aloha nui again Bongo

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Joined: Sep 20, 2009
Posts: 696
From: Flagler Beach, FL
Posted: 2013-08-25 3:39 pm   Permalink

Here are a few more Laya Raki visuals... the first is a 1954 lobby card for The Seekers (aka Land of Fury). That is Laya Raki running in the foreground.

Next is a 1954 press photo of a scene from the same movie... the caption reads “Laya Raki stares in horror at the prostrate form of Jack Hawkins, whose life has just been spared by the Maori chieftain Inia Te Wiata in this scene from Land of Fury, a tense adventure story of the struggle of early British settlers against fierce Maori natives in New Zealand, filmed in Eastman Color.”

That press photo appears to be a black & white version of the color image used in the Italian movie poster previously shared by creativenative...


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