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Langerman's Luau Mug - Family emails added
badmojo
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Posted: 2004-09-03 9:16 pm   Permalink

Interesting variation of the OMC Moai design.





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Alnshely
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Posted: 2004-09-03 10:55 pm   Permalink

This is the first one like it I've seen.
Mahalo,
Al

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-09-04 03:42 am   Permalink

Ooooh, what a find! Langermann's Luau was a really cool spot, from what I have seen on postcards and menus. The family had two or three Polynesian restaurants in different towns, a history worthy to look into. They were working with Oceanic Arts, Bob and Leroy might know more!

 
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puamana
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Posted: 2004-09-04 6:23 pm   Permalink

Thats an interesting version of the moai mug, badmojo, thanks for posting that photo. I've never seen that eyebrow thing before. Here's a little bit of info on Langerman's Luau, from a few menus that I have:

It was located at 915 Montgomery Ave., in Narberth, PA ( there was another location, for take out and catering, at Stenton Ave & Washington Lane). Here's a drink menu, dated 1960 :


The inside of the menu features many of their drinks:


There's a small photo showing a view of the Hukilau Bar ( which is mentioned on another menu). There's a nice Hawaiian mural opposite the bar, looking very much like Eugene Savage's "Festival of the Sea" :


Another photo features a few drinks, yet the moai mug is not pictured :


There are some of the usual drink names, then a few odd ones :


I think this menu is the only one I've seen with hula dolls incorporated in a photo of tropical drinks:


Also, here is a different moai mug from there :


I am curious about the names of the other Langerman Polynesian restaurants in other towns, thanks for that info, bigbrotiki.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2004-09-05 05:07 am   Permalink

Oh my god, how hilarious, the menu text really kills me...
That's why I love Polynesian Pop, always something new to discover, like that special Moai mold from Otagiri, never seen another mug like it.
And "BALI HAI- If you can't handle: BALI-LO"
superseeds my other favourite twisting of the concept, from Herman the German's home bar:
"Bar-I-Hai"

Mimi, have no info on the the other locations with me, must ask OA. BTW, Naomi brought me my mail to Berlin, thanks for the xeroxes!


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2004-09-05 10:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-09-05 05:07, bigbrotiki wrote:
from Herman the German's home bar:
"Bar-I-Hai"



German, ...or Japanese?


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-09-07 5:00 pm   Permalink

"Mommy, I Gotta Make a Tinkle" ?!

Wow- that's the worst drink name ever.

And ordering that isn't going to impress the lady at the next barstool very much.


 
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boutiki
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Posted: 2004-09-10 8:46 pm   Permalink

I have a friend who has that crazy Moai mug, we could never figure out what that was supposed to be on his forhead. We have the Langerman's Moai salt and pepper with shoulders, but I've never seen the companion mug. There is always some undiscovered treasure out there isn't there?
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-09-10 11:48 pm   Permalink

Hey Puamana!
Welcome back stranger, and thanks for posting that.


 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2004-09-10 11:59 pm   Permalink

great menu!
what amazes me most, is the non-alcoholic drinks are only 25 cents less that boozy ones!


 
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Sabina
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Posted: 2004-09-11 8:16 pm   Permalink

This is really exciting!

I've been hunting for PA Tiki remnants. This is from right outside Philadelphia, so next time we're up that way we have some exploring to do.


 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2004-09-14 10:15 pm   Permalink

Email I received.

"This tiki is from my parent's restaurant in Narberth, PA. (30 min. outside of Philly) The drink was called a "Suffering Bastard" and was served with a backscratcher in it. The restaurant was open from about 1959-1968. The tapa paper behind the mug was from a roll in the gift shop. I have another mug from the bar. My father filled the place with items from the islands after his stint in the South Pacific during the war. He will be thrilled to know one of his mugs is still out there.
Thanks,Patty Langerman"


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badmojo
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Posted: 2005-01-25 6:14 pm   Permalink

Email I received.

"Hi,

I am Harry Langerman's grandson and still live in the Philadelphia area. Could you tell me where you purchased these items? Also could you ask "Puamana" where he purchased his items? My mother has many of pieces from the restaurant but I was curious where you all got them from.

Thanks

Daniel Schram"


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puamana
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Posted: 2005-01-25 8:02 pm   Permalink

badmojo, that's great ! Thanks so much for posting that !

 
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badmojo
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Posted: 2005-01-26 10:01 am   Permalink



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