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Official Tiki Oasis 2012 thread for TO12
Cammo
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Posted: 2012-07-31 12:24 pm   Permalink

If I could make this stuff up I wouldn't be posting on Tiki Central!!!!

 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-07-31 12:29 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-31 12:12, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:

New 007 trailer: http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/skyfall-2012/trailers/skyfall-trailer-2-30142250.html


Not Tiki !! Too grim.

Where's the sense of tongue-in-cheek humor? Makes me miss Roger Moore even.


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-07-31 12:32 pm   Permalink

THIS is Tiki...

OK in earlier posts I made the Tiki/Spy arguments that:

1. Honey West was an
undercover Tiki detective.

2. Tiki Revival art icon Tura Satana was both Spy and Burlesque.

3. The Man (and Girl) from UNCLE had more "Tiki" than James Bond.

Here’s yet another Tiki/Spy connection...

1960’s Poly Pop icon Ginger Grant…



Was a Spy !!

Oh sure there was the Gilligan’s Island dream episode where she played a double agent attempting to knock off Agent 0014 ("Twice as smart as 007") with a poisoned kiss...



But even before that fateful 3-hour tour, Miss Grant was "spying" and not just once but twice !!

In 1961’s “Armored Command” she was a sexy spy infiltrating a U.S. army troop station (left), and again in 1964’s “Fanfare for a Death Scene” (right)…



"Fanfare..", an NBC Kraft Suspense Theater episode, was especially Poly Pop significant in that it also featured Exotica girl Sandy Warner and Steve McGarrett’s soon-to-be arch nemesis Wo Fat (Khigh Dheigh).

After getting off Gilligan’s Island, Ginger reestablished her career and continued in the spy genre. Unfortunately she never got to be a Bond Girl but she was cast as a Matt Helm Girl in 1969’s “The Wrecking Crew”…



Another of her films that had a quasi spy sub-plot was the "Belly Dancers of Bali Bali". That movie was never released to the home market and the original production company has long since been out of business.

If you come to Tiki Oasis however you can hear the Ding Dong Devils pay homage to that "lost" film in a song of the same name. We hope to see you there !!...



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Joe Banks
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Posted: 2012-07-31 12:48 pm   Permalink


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Cammo
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Posted: 2012-07-31 2:41 pm   Permalink

Part 6
Real Life Spies


"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't."
Mark Twain


Almost immediately after WW2, Ian Fleming began to write the Bond books - Casino Royale was published in 1952.


Ian Fleming

They were immediate bestsellers. My friend’s father, now a state judge, collected the whole original paperback series and told me that everyone bought them for the pornographic parts.

These were based on English agents and Roald Dahl’s experiences. Dahl's eyes, dreamy but intense, still have power:


Roald Dahl

Fleming’s best friend and hard-as-nails master spy David Ogilvy had contacts on Madison Avenue that ensured the Bond books being distributed, promoted and reviewed in the USA. I worked with Ogilvy's agency in the mid-80s and it was still known, even then, for playing nasty with any competition.


David Ogilvy

William Stephenson, (the man with the "hooded eyes") head of British WW2 Western Covert Actions, himself was one of the original investors in Shepperton Studios, the largest movie studio anywhere in the world outside of Hollywood. Although the first Bond film was filmed at Pinewood, Stephenson’s behind the scenes maneuvering pushed the Bond production through when absolutely no one in the known universe wanted to make what was seen as a sleazy film about spies-in-peacetime.


William Stephenson

The location scout and music arranger for Dr. No was none other than Fleming’s son-in-law Chris Blackwell (dopey Island Records again) and was partially filmed next to Fleming’s Jamaica estate.


Chris Blackwell

The final result was that this tiny group of chummy spies made James Bond an international hit, while (almost incredibly) persuading the world that England was actually a hip, classy and musically up to date country - all pre-Beatles era! The giant success of the Bond film franchise also generated more revenue for England than any 1 source before or since, and was one of the single largest taxation sources that England used for pulling itself out of the post war poverty it had found itself mired in.

Ogilvy then used the surprising Bond success to market shirts with a mysterious one-eyed spy character, sold British Gin as being drinkable, and pushed Rolls-Royce as the smoothest car on Earth. When the Beatles hit the USA it was Ogilvy who paved the way for marketing them to a suddenly Brit-loving America.


The Man in the Hathaway Shirt Ad Campaign

All of which makes one wonder; was the Bond Spy Craze, Gin Martinis, and British Music Invasion of the 1960s a fluke...

Or an extremely well organized plan...


 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-07-31 6:59 pm   Permalink

The bald headed master criminal has long been an accepted archtype in Spy Pop Culture...



Most people assume it started with Donald Pleasence (far left) in the first full portrayal of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in "You Only Live Twice".

Mr. Howell also portrayed a similar bald headed villain in the Spy-themed Gilligan's Island episode, "The Invasion".



Consider this however..."The Invasion" aired in November 1966, a full 7 months before "You Only Live Twice" opened.

James Bond ripped off Gilligan's Island !!


 
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Otto
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Posted: 2012-07-31 8:05 pm   Permalink

Derek Yaniger loves Tiki Oasis but won't be able to make it this year due to traveling around the world having gallery exhibits. Here's a recent one in Mexico City

http://vimeo.com/46047622

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spy-tiki
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Posted: 2012-07-31 8:06 pm   Permalink

Let's get to the bottom of this 60's bald baddie balderdash. "Master Spy" from Supercar T.V. series - 1961



 
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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2012-07-31 8:45 pm   Permalink

Good point spy-tiki !!

Now that I think about it, bald super villains date back even further to Superman's arch Nemesis Lex Luthor...



Someday there's going to be a cure for baldness resulting in an end to evil in this world !!


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SandraDee
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Posted: 2012-07-31 8:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-31 20:05, Otto wrote:
Derek Yaniger loves Tiki Oasis but won't be able to make it this year due to traveling around the world having gallery exhibits.




WHAT A BUMMER!!!

Won't be the same without Derek He will be missed for sure!


 
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2012-07-31 9:00 pm   Permalink




Dr. Cyclops 1940



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-07-31 9:03 pm   Permalink

Well then John-O, How about from 1940, Dr. Cyclops starring Albert Dekker





 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2012-07-31 9:04 pm   Permalink

Damm it Bear! Beat me by that much!

 
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Bruddah Bear
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Posted: 2012-07-31 9:07 pm   Permalink


Muhwahahahahahaha....




 
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ZeroTiki
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From: Rohnert Park, California
Posted: 2012-08-03 12:32 am   Permalink

You wouldn't believe the information being disseminated by those "other guys" on the facebooks. There is most definately a mole in T.I.K.I., and not one of Moroccan origin....
www.facebook.com/agentSober1

They are Insidious!
http://youtu.be/IWDJimBb_M8

http://youtu.be/TRKKzVpZqEg

Stay alert, agents!
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