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The Aku-Aku in Las Vegas
makutiki
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Posted: 2006-01-07 11:41 am   Permalink

The red car (you only see it sticking out its nose) is a 1964 T-bird...?


Very cool postcards!

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mbonga
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From: La Mesa, California
Posted: 2006-01-07 5:00 pm   Permalink

Sabu--
Can you restore those first pictures you posted and are now broken? I missed them.


 
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Matterhorn1959
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Joined: Feb 18, 2006
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From: Mile High City
Posted: 2007-01-28 06:53 am   Permalink

Another image discovered while going through my Disneyland photo collection- the Aku Aku sign taken as a snapshot. Probably taken the same time period as the postcards.



 
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Jeff Central
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Posted: 2007-01-28 07:21 am   Permalink

That is very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for posting Matterhorn!

Cheers and Mahalo,
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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-01-29 06:44 am   Permalink

Just seeing the candid picture gets me excited, I can't imagine if it was still there and I saw it. Well, I sort of can. I recall the first time I saw the Mai Kai on the highway...
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2007-01-29 09:13 am   Permalink

Very cool Materhorn, We stayed at the Stardust whenever Ione worked on her projects there.
Just before Aku Aku was open, Eli Hedley was installing his work and allowed me to pester him with kid questions for a few minutes. Ben's picture from the park in Vegas where the two of them posed together,
reminds me of that day.

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icebaer69
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Posted: 2008-01-11 3:32 pm   Permalink

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2008-01-11 3:53 pm   Permalink

Hey now!! Cool pic Icebaer69. Any idea of the time frame? Goes to show how the place grew up in a very short time. I love the drive-in in the second pictue. Thanks for posting.

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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2008-01-11 5:35 pm   Permalink

WOW! Where did you get those pics?!?!?!?

 
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Ojaitimo
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Posted: 2008-01-11 7:32 pm   Permalink

Thanks for the great pictures icebaer69, those are awesome! From the late sixties? Hard to see the year of the cars.

 
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Son-of-Kelbo
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From: NOHO, CA
Posted: 2008-01-11 7:52 pm   Permalink

Not a $@&*ing import in sight...

Saw a window sticker at Bob's Toluca Lake a while ago, it said:

"If you're driving an import, you're pretty much dead to me."

I bought the guy a Big Boy.

SOK


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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2008-01-11 7:54 pm   Permalink

Wow...those are amazing pictures Ice, thanks for posting them. You don't see any desert sand in many pictures nowadays with all the modern structures crammed together. Great thread!!!
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Swanky
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Posted: 2008-01-12 08:34 am   Permalink

I'd say that's 1969-70ish by the cars I see. Great to see some perspective on the place visually.
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icebaer69
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Posted: 2008-01-12 10:14 am   Permalink

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GatorRob
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Posted: 2008-01-12 10:46 am   Permalink

Holy Moley icebaer, those pictures are spectacular! I had not seen aerial shots of the place like that. The Aku-Aku sign looks so small and lonely out there in the big ole desert. Big mahalo for posting these!

Sad though to be once again reminded of what Vegas was compared to what it is today... (don't want to reignite that flame war though)


 
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