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Tiki History - South Seas, Boston
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-09-18 10:30 pm   Permalink

Hey, it's that Trader Vic's/De Young Tiki, in a nicely stylized version!:



http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=24081&forum=1&start=0


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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-05-15 6:35 pm   Permalink

Found a mug from the South Seas/Hawaiian:





 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-12 5:26 pm   Permalink

All of the matchbooks, mugs, menus, ashtrays, etc. from the South Seas reference two locations.

Boston and West Hartford.










We also know that the Hawaiian was affiliated with the South Seas from Big Kahuna's mug.

Could there have been another South Seas???? YES!

I picked up this postcard from a third South Seas located in New Haven.



The cool thing about this one is that the sign font matched the cool abstract logo on all of the ephemera.





Here is a different version of the sign from the New Haven location.



Now we need to find a shot of the Boston sign.

DC



 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-10-12 7:23 pm   Permalink

Nice work DC.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-10-12 9:53 pm   Permalink

Thanks Big Kahuna. Always nice to find a new place.

I did a little more digging and found another partial picture of the Hartford South Seas sign. It looks like the larger two tiered sign with the palm tree has been removed and all that is left is one just like the New Haven sign.





If you compare the photos, you can see that the adjacent Hartford Federal Savings also changed signs, most likely due to a downtown sign ordinance.

While we are updating the thread, lets ad Rev Thumper's awesome swizzles from the South Seas and the Hawaiian.




DC


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-10-13 04:43 am   Permalink

Oooo! I've got a couple of the South Seas swizzles, but I've never seen that one from The Hawaiian.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-11-09 7:26 pm   Permalink

And here's the yellow version of the very cool South Seas swizzle courtesy of a trade with Big Kahuna on his recent trip to the Rumpus Room.




Thanks BK.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-03-24 08:38 am   Permalink

Ok, so I just got this really great picture from the South Seas in Boston. It shows a waitress, Mai Chin, with THE signature Tiki that was obviously the inspiration for the mod menu art.





Now the story on the back of the photo gets more interesting. The photo and news article were published in an attempt to recover a second matching female Tiki that was STOLEN!!



DC


 
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Sumyumgai
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Posted: 2012-12-17 3:01 pm   Permalink

I can't believe a site like this exists. I actually found information about my uncle and fathers restaurants here. Amazing!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-12-17 3:24 pm   Permalink

Great find with that photo, DC, I had missed that post previously.

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-04-19 6:34 pm   Permalink

Thinking of Boston with a heavy heart...




A nice double ad from simpler times with the South Seas and The Hawaiian.

DC


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2014-05-14 4:30 pm   Permalink

Matchbook & swizzle I picked up, today.




 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-06-10 9:03 pm   Permalink

BK,

Nice Swizzle from the Hartford location! Is that your only one? (trade?)

Found an article from the opening of the Hartford location dated November 1961.



More on the opening, the place sounds pretty cool.



DC


 
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