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The Leilani... Brookfield, WI
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-17 5:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-17 16:56, Dustycajun wrote:
Quote:

On 2009-04-17 16:49, bigbrotiki wrote:
We want to see PHOTOS of this place in its heyday!



Well you the damned Tiki historian, so where are the photos?

DC



Booohooo....


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 5:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-17 17:04, bigbrotiki wrote:

Booohooo....




Bigbro,

How about a menu cover to cheer you up?



(Courtesy of Mimi)


Or an ashtray??


Don't worry, somebody will find some pictures some day.


DC



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-17 5:55 pm   Permalink

Sniff...the ashtray helps, thank you.

It's just that it is a sore spot of mine....

Back around '95 or '96, I found that very cool matchbook cover glued into the wallpaper in the men's room of Neptune's Net in Seal Beach (the men's room walls were all wallpapered with matchbooks, the ladies room had all buttons glued on the walls!)

It was like way down by the sink, but being a devoted urban archeologist I crouched down and wrote down the phone number of the place. One day I called the number, and it was still operational. I asked the guy on the other side if they still had any Tiki statues around, and he said no. But then he thought and said that he must have boxes of slides somewhere showing the Tikis being carved by the artist (didn't know he was German!) on the premises. Problem was, at the time there was no internet, no Tiki Central, and I just could not see a chance to make it to Wisconsin or sent someone on a mission. I just did not follow up on it. I couldn't do EVERYTHING! The slides were probably tossed with the tearing down of the place.

That, and that I never contacted George Nakashima are the great regrets of my Tiki life.

Oh, just noticed I am repeating myself from the previous page. Well, nobody reads that stuff anyway...

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-17 6:56 pm   Permalink

The Leilani Village And the Cadillac Sands in Mi. Have allot of similarities. Here's Dusty's.

And here's my card of the Cadillac Sands (home of the Aku Aku)

Enough to make me curious

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:00 pm   Permalink

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Enough to make me curious



Coincidence???


 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:01 pm   Permalink

Oooh... good call. Right down the the position of the cars in the rendering. Eerie, even.


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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:04 pm   Permalink

Maybe this was an "off the rack" or standard motel design in the upper mid-west with the pool and restaurant in the rear with skylights above the pool.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-04-17 19:04, uncle trav wrote:
Maybe this was an "off the rack" or standard motel design in the upper mid-west with the pool and restaurant in the rear with skylights above the pool.


No Way Dude. Gotta be the same architectural firm. Need some investigation here (and some photos for Sven).

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:23 pm   Permalink

Yeah, now we're thinking! Very cool! Lake Surfer, what happened to your further research?

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:29 pm   Permalink

I've got a brother in law who lives up that way, I'll make a call.

Lake Surfer - you started this, where are you?

Sven - I CAN'T believe that you, of all people, used to get phone numbers off the men's bathrooms walls!!!!

DC

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:36 pm   Permalink

I live about three hours south of the Sand's and have been trying to get up that way to do some hunting for some information on the Aku Aku but haven't been able to make the trip happen yet. Anything on the Wisconsin end may help tie some things together also. I have made some requests for information to the resort about the Aku Aku but have had no reply. Imagine that.

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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2009-04-18 6:40 pm   Permalink

Nice updates... and I understand your frustration, Sven.

Still following the trail... but those that owned the paradises of the past here are long gone and left little to go by.

I'll try to get out to Brookfield City Hall... I know Pete got the newspaper clippings from the library.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-04-19 11:19 am   Permalink

Great. Try to find out the architect, and if he's still alive, or has any descendants. Does city hall keep old building permits? Good digging, S.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-25 08:31 am   Permalink

Any new finds?

 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2009-04-25 08:41 am   Permalink

same architects...different building.

 
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