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The Aku-Aku in Las Vegas
Trailerpark Tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-31 4:56 pm   Permalink

Great pics. I've got to do some digging. My aunt was a hula dancer at the Stardust in the 1960's and I know we've got some old Vegas pics stashed somewhere.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2012-12-31 6:58 pm   Permalink

Dig dig dig

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Tiki Lee's
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Posted: 2012-12-31 8:01 pm   Permalink

Jon!
I'm TOTALLY stealin' these awesome pictures (but givin' you credit)!
Thanks Man!
Perfect Timing!

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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-01-02 9:12 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-07-12 18:13, Tangento wrote:
Hey everyone, first post here.

Just thought I'd add 2 pics & a link. I simply cannot get enough of this 'Lost Vegas' stuff, particularly the whole Aku Aku/ Stardust/ Royal Nevada era/ area.





I'm guessing this interior shot is from Frankieā€™s and not Aku Aku?

Link:

https://satinmovie.wordpress.com/tag/aku-aku/






There are 8x10 photos of Eli carving the Aku Aku Moai, inside the hut on the back wall at Frankie's. Maybe that is where the tag came from? Welcome aboard Tangento!
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mrsmiley
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2013-01-04 10:37 pm   Permalink

Nice menu!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-16 10:02 pm   Permalink

thanks...

3 postcards today (MOAI included)















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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-04-20 5:25 pm   Permalink

Picked up this photo folder from the Stardust during the era where the Aku Aku had been swallowed up by the casino and hotel expansion. Still can see the neon Aku Aku signs on each end.



The back if the photo folder had some images of the restaurants,


Including the Aku Aku bridge and Tikis



Also a nautical restaurant called Moby Dick.



DC


 
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Tangaroa-Ru
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Posted: 2013-04-20 6:16 pm   Permalink

"Moby Dick" seafood? Does that sound very appealing to anyone besides Liberace? (Sorry, man. RIP)
PLACE YOUR ORDER BY SPEAKING INTO THE WHALE'S BLOWHOLE!!! (Now that would be fun!)


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2013-08-06 2:40 pm   Permalink

Spotted 2 ads for the Aku Aku...1959 and 1960. OGR



 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-08-29 07:40 am   Permalink

New one for me








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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-09-07 2:12 pm   Permalink

Another postcard with the Big Guy in it







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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-12-09 5:44 pm   Permalink

Spotted a couple of old photos of the Aku Aku.









DC


 
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heylownine
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Posted: 2013-12-11 06:42 am   Permalink

Like the photos, *love* the caption.

"the famous restaurant we ate at"

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tikigreg
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Posted: 2013-12-12 06:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-09 17:44, Dustycajun wrote:
Spotted a couple of old photos of the Aku Aku.




DC



Hey, this that Sven cruising down the Strip in his LeSabre?


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-12-30 8:28 pm   Permalink

A few more photos from the Aku Aku at the Stardust.

This one really gives you the scale of the Eli Moai carving with a person in the foreground.




A different aerial view.





Great place.



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