||Frances Langford's Outrigger, Jensen Beach, FL (restaurant)
Joined: Feb 17, 2012
From: Island of O'ahu
|Posted: 2013-06-20 06:09 am  Permalink|
First, great thread Kailuageoff. More Langford & Hall trivia. The first photo on page one (colorized) of this thread is from the movie BAMBOO BLONDE her only South Seas movie where her character didn’t go to the South Seas. I posted a picture of nose art from the movie in the Nose Art thread. The girl on the nose is Francis but I didn’t mention it because I didn’t know she had this tiki presence.
John Hall has a lot of South Seas history as mentioned by Kailuageoff. But a couple more interesting facts about his part Tahitian relatives was that his cousin Benny Chapman who you sci-fi/monster fans will know him as the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He was a tall 6’6” Tahitian dancer so the creature was imposing. Another close relative (and maybe BigBro knows this already) is the famous late cinematographer Conrad Hall. Yes Conrad was part Tahitian.
last three from the southseascinema.org website
P.S. in Lamour's biography she states she later avoided Hall because he was a womanizer, a ladies man. Weren't they all in Hollywood?
[ This Message was edited by: creativenative 2013-06-20 06:12 ]
Joined: Aug 08, 2012
From: Tiki Terrace, FL
|Posted: 2014-02-01 02:10 am  Permalink|
Love this thread! I used to live up the hill from the Outrigger and kind of miss the fact that they have de-tikified it. has anyone reached out to the current owners to see if they would be open bringing some of the tiki back? or if they still have any of the drink recipes in the archives?
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|Posted: 2014-05-19 8:31 pm  Permalink|
A nice photo from Matterhorn showing the impressive entrance to the Outrigger's thatched hut restaurant.
Joined: Jul 20, 2008
|Posted: 2014-05-24 2:43 pm  Permalink|
Kinda hesitant about posting this item. Has a rendering of Langford's Outrigger on it, but I believe it is not from The Outrigger. Notice the law firm name below....I believe they had this made, probably long after it became The Dolphin House.