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KAHIKI Columbus, ohio tiki bar restaurant. Bill Sapp, the catalog
tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-02-10 09:39 am   Permalink

Heres milton berle. One of the bartenders told me he once came when they were closed and barged in, Went to the kitchen and started to whip up a late night snak! I know he is rumored to have a huge wanger, It seems like he had huge balls too!



This is a rendering of a huge billboard that used to advertise the kahiki. The eye of the girl would wink! Does anyone have a picture of that billboard?









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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2006-02-10 11:38 am   Permalink

Cool pictures TS,
I love to see photos of old mugs and bowls in use.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-02-11 04:07 am   Permalink

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On 2006-02-10 09:16, tikiskip wrote:
Heres Arthur godfrey with a lovely wahine. But wait.. why is her face blocked out? Rumor is they had a fling. So her face was blocked out by hand, by our own umeone. bill sapps daughter.




Luckily you can still see her in that photo in the BOT,(and in a bigger reproduction of it on page 32 of TIKI STYLE), in the "People you are apt to meet at the Kahiki" ad, which I always LOVED. It was used as a newspaper insert, and the original photo display hung in the entrance of the restaurant. I always thought she looked like Annette Funnicello.
It is also the only real source of photos of that rare Mai Kai imitiation straw-thru-the-mouth Ku Tiki bowl, which can be seen in the photos of Milton Berle above, Andy Williams, and Gig Young, and I only saw once in Lee Henry's/Bill Sapp's upstairs offices (behind the big Moai fireplace). Any info on how many of those were made? I suspect only a few samples, which were used for the photos.


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-02-11 3:20 pm   Permalink

Just got a great question from junglehunt82, Who made those chairs? I looked on the bottom and there it was! The first lable is from the bar stool. The second lable states 70% Cotton felt/30% hog and horse hair. The second lable is from the small brown chairs. Who knew that kentucky was makin all that rattan! No other lables, for other chairs. Now can someone come bail me out! They locked me up for taking that lable off.



 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2006-02-12 04:07 am   Permalink

Tikiskip,

Thanks for posting the pic of Lee Henry. Much appreciated. Damn, I miss the Kahiki.

Cheers and Mahalo,
Jeff


 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-02-16 09:09 am   Permalink

I have found yet another style of kahiki chair. I think it is one of the oldest styles they used. It too looks like a vogue rattan mfg. co. chair. But it has no markings so I am not positive. This chair was recovered.






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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-03-03 4:32 pm   Permalink

How many lights were at the kahiki sale? This many. You can imagine my eyes went booiinnggg!!!!! When I saw this. Chisel slinger, Swanky, Your lights are seen here.













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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-03-11 4:42 pm   Permalink

Here is the double monkey head lamp from the kahiki.
There were about 12 of these at the first Kahiki sale.
They sold for $40.00 dollars.
I have since made 4 replicas of this light.





This is the style of shade that was on the first table light at the Kahiki.






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KAHAKA
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Posted: 2006-03-11 6:06 pm   Permalink

Hot crap! Look at all those babies!!

 
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Posted: 2006-05-02 03:39 am   Permalink

This is a mask I got from the Kahiki. It has a chip on the right side. And is made of plaster.



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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2006-05-02 04:07 am   Permalink

Skip, thanks for the pics. That is not a monkey head, but a New Guinea carving on that lamp base. And the mask would be of O.A. manufacture, like quite a few wall hangings at the Kahiki were, but it's curious that it is plaster. Maybe they remade a couple themselves using the wooden original as a mold.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-05-07 07:10 am   Permalink

Actualy all of the masks/wall hangings that I saw at the sale were plaster. And some of the small tikis were too. Thanks for the info big bro. 5/17/06 I was told by Kahiki Outlet workers that they did make copies of allot of the Kahiki stuff. This must be one of those copies. I am also told that they have more stuff in the Kahiki offices.

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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-05-07 07:22 am   Permalink

The most important aspect of any business is its people. So I give you Jim bartender of the kahiki for 18? years. He now works at the Tropical Bistro in Columbus, Ohio. Skip the other bartender said Jim tasted every drink to make sure they were right.


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-05-16 11:24 am   Permalink

These next pictures are amazing. The first one shows the bar. I think it is the backgammon lounge. (look at the chairs, It is a sunken bar!) See the way you step up into the lounge. And I have never seen these chairs. Chisel slinger that is your lamp in this picture.(drum with wings)




Now look at this one. The trees are so small. This may have been right after they opened. Plus they are packed! I have no dates for these pictures.


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2006-05-16 11:33 am   Permalink

Ok now look at this one. Look at all the masks/shields/warclubs/gongs/ lamps. I never saw these in the entry way. I have one lamp and one sheild from this picture.
Thats Hugh Downs Far right.


The next one is Bill sapp and lee henry. I would bet this is right when they opened. I will try to ask mr sapp when I see him next.
Mr Sapp said this was the first day picture.
Thank you umeone for giving me these photos!




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