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The Big Mouth-San Diego Tikis-1967
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-12-07 2:20 pm   Permalink

Aaaah, very good, thank you Ron, the enigmatic Kon-Tiki Hotel Phoenix masks and shields, one of the unsolved mysteries of modern Tiki archeology!

I have always wondered if these were just put there as additional set dressing, (because in all other photos I have seen of the Ocean House Hotel they were not there), or they were part of the hotel, but only in use briefly. Both the Ocean House and the Kon Tiki were Tiki themed Hotels.

But most of all I have been dying to find out who the designer was, and if they were available through some leisure industry outfitter. Not only was the Kon Tiki's sign (and logo) done in that style, but the whole front of the lobby was covered in them. (any photos out there?)

And then I was even more surprised to find them here:


(see second to last photo on bottom of thread)

Regarding the Tiki restaurant interior in this film, it seems to be a stage set: All the Tikis used are of the hollow fiberglass resin type, and the rest of the decor is pretty flimsy too.

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