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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2013-04-23 7:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-23 09:54, grtlks233 wrote:also Lake Surfer, not to change the thread, but still on a Wisconsin note, do you know anything about the tiki style structures constructed on Bradford Beach, WI?



Unfortunately, the only tiki on Bradford Beach is when I am down there carving one. The bars down there are owned by a local restaurant group and they just put fake thatch on the top of them. That was inspired by every beach bar in Florida I imagine. Nothing Hawaiian or tiki on Bradford, and their yearly beach parties are exclusively reggae.


 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2013-04-23 7:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-04-23 15:39, Dustycajun wrote:

What about the Tiki Motel in the Dells?




Dustycajun, no tiki in the Dells, though there was a Hawaiian gift shop downtown the last time I was there. That was 4 years ago. They had aloha shorts, dresses and all the knickknacks you'd find in an ABC Store.

The Polynesian hotel that is currently in business has no tiki now to my knowledge.
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grtlks233
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Posted: 2013-04-23 10:27 pm   Permalink

Aloha Hawaiian Shop on Broadway was the finest shop left on the main drag of the old Dells last summer (besides the hand made candy and fudge and Ripley's). The owner ships many of the items in from Hawaii and is VERY keen to talk about Hawaiian culture. Sorry to hear about Bradford Beach, I was hoping for more. Just today I was photographing an abandoned sailboat on 2nd St, in Milwaukee, and drove past a new bar:
http://www.luckyjoestiki.com
I know nothing about it and may check it out next month. Milwaukee now has 2 tiki lounges? Lake Surfer where do you sell your carvings? I am new to this group where have you posted any photos?


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grtlks233
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Posted: 2013-04-24 11:17 am   Permalink

Lava abstract bird by Gerhard Kroll, practice piece for Leilani Supper Club tikis. Kept out side in a garden in Oregon,Il for 50 years! Now in writers collection.





 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2013-04-24 3:46 pm   Permalink

grtlks233, good to hear the Hawaiian shop is still in business.

Lucky Joe's is a fun little place. The decor is well done and the drinks are good. It's a bit of neo tiki, as opposed to the traditional look of Foundation Tiki Bar, and it features art by Tiki Tower, Bosko, me and some other artists. Get there early if its on a weekend, as the place gets a little packed and seats are hard to come by. Foundation is still my favorite bar, but another tiki bar is nice to have around!


 
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grtlks233
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Posted: 2013-04-24 6:18 pm   Permalink



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grtlks233
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Posted: 2013-05-01 11:34 am   Permalink

Gerhard Kroll's Moai?
I am driving out next week to make sure these are lava sculptures and attempt to interview the present owners.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=461183873960547&set=a.414017955343806.100912.100002068165333&type=1&theater

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Gene S Morgan
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Posted: 2013-05-01 7:43 pm   Permalink

Folks were asking about the tiki motel in the Dells. We spent our honeymoon there in 1966 .... so very long ago. It had some cool tiki carvings out front but the rooms weren't very island culture. It it long gone now. Only us old people remember it.

 
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grtlks233
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Posted: 2013-07-03 10:26 am   Permalink

Following a tip posted on a blog written by the gentleman below in 2010;
Robert Simonson, "Our Man in the Liquor-Soaked Trenches"-New York Times
I located these 2 Moais that once decorated the Leilai. For being carved in 1961 they are in amazing shape. No one would open the door when I knocked/rang the bell so how they got there remains a mystery. The original tip read "Take a drive down county highway x south of highway 59 in Waukesha right about Glendale road you will find one of the Leilani tiki statues".





 
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TropicDrinkBoy
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Posted: 2013-07-06 09:43 am   Permalink

And here is another authentic Leilani artifact, a tiki necklace with haunting green eyes that my sister obtained during a visit in the 1960's. Unfortunately there are no inscriptions or other markings identifying it as being from the Leilani but I know it to be true!



"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-05-11 10:03 am   Permalink

Spotted this 1970's matchbook from Giles' Leilani.




Lets have a party indeed!

DC


 
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