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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-10-14 08:33 am   Permalink

thanks so much guys!!! yea I was lucky when a friend who's a picker brought this to me from the Bay area back in May. had his scrap book, photos and personal effects, including a really cool pillow sham and a few other odds and ends, always wanted somewhere to put them, and noticed the last time I was at trader Sam's they had a display case set up, which gave me the idea!!







 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-10-24 10:21 pm   Permalink

went down to visit a good buddy today and along with the item I went to buy he tossed in some extra goodies for free!!! like this!!













 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2013-10-25 06:47 am   Permalink

Very cool, pele Paul. I was in pearl harbor when they had Westpac in 1986. All the allied countries from the pacific rim had their naval vessels in the harbor during that time. Our small army outpost played a spirited game of soccer against an Australian navy destroyer crew.

 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-10-25 10:07 am   Permalink

Gotta love the Bill the Cat and Opus they carved into the plaque!

In 1943 Ray Harryhausen made a short stop motion film for the army called 'Guadalcanal' which you can watch on the Harryhausen Chronicles DVD.
www.warisboring.com/2010/07/21/wib-salutes-ray-harryhausen/

This picture is Harryhausen working on the George Pal creation, Puppetoons.




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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-10-25 1:40 pm   Permalink

very cool, thanks guys!!! gotta watch this movie for sure!!!!

 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-12-31 2:49 pm   Permalink

found this a week a go at a local store for a whopping 15.00 so I had to buy it, lol







 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-12-31 2:56 pm   Permalink


almost forgot to post my new 5 foot long fiberglass sub used in Disney's "The Incredible Mr. Limpid " now to find somewhere to hang it!!!!















 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-31 6:16 pm   Permalink

Dude! That Mr. Limpet sub is great score!

 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-12-31 6:27 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-31 18:16, Big Kahuna wrote:
Dude! That Mr. Limpet sub is great score!



thanks Big Kahuna! yea it hung in my buddy's vintage clothing and militaria store for over 20 years, and when he moved into a smaller space he gave it to me in trade. I happened on an old German WWII Eastern Front heavy winter coat, which he wanted, so we did some horse trading. Watch for Polo and ralph lauren to copy the coat and nass produce it as fashion lol, who knew? yea, he thinks it may have been used in Operation Petti-coat too, but cannot verify that, no worries, its cool without the story!!! sadly its hanging in my garage, I think the year 2014 calls for a garage re-do, and needs some tiki-fying possibly!!!!


 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2013-12-31 6:31 pm   Permalink

I found a few things, while Christmas shopping.
A "yearbook", if you will, from 417th Bomb Group in the South-West Pacific 1944-45:




I also found these 4 medals, from the Pacific Theater, belonging to a young man named Hansen. Finding things like these just breaks my heart. Is there really no one left to look after these medals awarded to a young man, who left home, to fight for our freedom, in a world so far away? I will mount these, frame them & hang them in The Mauna Kai Lounge. At least, as long as I'm around, Mr. Hansen will not be forgotten.

A coupla pieces of sheet music:

Three snapshots, taken by servicemen:

A copy of Leatherneck magazine with a killer piece of cover art:

There are major changes in store for The Mauna Kai Lounge, in 2014. These pieces will be integrated into the layering, as the revamping progresses.


 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2013-12-31 6:43 pm   Permalink

lovin' that cover of the Life magazine!!!!!! tooooooooooooooooooo cool!!!!!

 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-31 6:49 pm   Permalink

That's actually a Marine magazine called The Leatherneck.

 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2013-12-31 7:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-12-31 18:49, Big Kahuna wrote:
That's actually a Marine magazine called The Leatherneck.



Right, I have several of those magazines but none with a USMC and Desi Arnaz on the cover!!!! lol







 
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Pele Paul
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From: San Dimas, ca
Posted: 2014-01-02 8:28 pm   Permalink

one of my Fav pieces of art from Leathernecks.....









 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2014-01-02 11:47 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-31 19:06, Pele Paul wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-12-31 18:49, Big Kahuna wrote:

That's actually a Marine magazine called The Leatherneck.



Right, I have several of those magazines but none with a USMC and Desi Arnaz on the cover!!!! lol












that's actually Claude Akins on the cover not Desi
http://ultimateilovelucy.wikia.com/wiki/Desert_Island

episode also notable for singer Joi Lansing - who incidentally also did a music video with some jungle motifs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbv8p1YfJbI

[ This Message was edited by: martian-tiki 2014-01-02 23:49 ]


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