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The Ronjo, Montauk, Long Island, NY (motel)
Dustycajun
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-10-31 5:37 pm   Permalink

What better day than Halloween for a new post on the Wacky World of Ronjo! I picked up this 1972 brochure that is full of photos and info.



The BBQ area by the pool, they are cooking fish this time instead of Tikis!





Cool bridge, giant clam shells, Tikis and the band.








The guest rooms... with a Witco! Check out that Tapa coffee table.







The kids pool and killer kids Tiki playground.







More shots of the pool and the swinging BBQ area with another Witco.








This rate sheet brochure came with the package.



With a great rendering of the grounds.





The activities. You could FISH right from the shore!!!






Ahhh, Ronjo!

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11136
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2012-11-01 12:51 pm   Permalink

Great find! Love that Chinese swag lamp logo...and though earlier on they had some cool "natural wood" Witco and other Tikis around the premises, apparently by 1972 Tiki Devolution had set in and clown paint jobs were applied on Tikis - or they came like that from Orchids of Hawaii, like those cheesy masks that look like they were moved from shot to shot and leaned on fixtures to make the settings look more "colorful" in the photos.

And that room ! - A perfect period piece: Witco "Kailu" statue, rattan chairs, Treasure Craft ashtrays, black velvet nude, swag lamp over table...I wanna live there!

Oh, and this time they have gotten wise, and are BBQ-ing fish and not the Tikis. And the Tiki next to the rendering of the hotel looks like an attempt of the one on the right in this previously posted card:



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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-11-02 12:23 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

I agree, it looks like they ended up painting the Tikis in the 1970s de-evolution period. Ronjo definitely makes top billing on the "The Gallery of Regrettable Tiki Paint Jobs" list.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=28094&forum=1&start=0&hilite=regretable

DC


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