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Kelbo's, Los Angeles, CA (restaurant)
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2013-05-11 09:13 am   Permalink

While searching through the Los Angeles Times online archives I found a 2008 article written by Steve Harvey (not the comedian) about LA's 'whimsical architecture'.
Harvey's Then and Now articles in the LA Times were a favorite of mine when I moved to LA. Now he writes a column in The Grunion. A weekly Long Beach community paper.

At the Kelbo's location on Pico one of the tikis was a repurposed pickle that used to adorn the roof of Pickle Bill's restaurant in West L.A. Unfortunately there isn't a picture.



[ Edited by: Bora Boris - Fixed link. - 2013-05-11 09:55 ]

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Posted: 2013-09-07 1:17 pm   Permalink

Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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Posted: 2013-10-03 10:51 pm   Permalink

Just saw the 1969 film The Gay Deceivers* which has a small scene shot inside a Tiki joint (with actual tikis visible) and another scene shot outside of Kelbo's. Don't know if the interior was Kelbo's or a set.

*Amusing enough farce to watch with some really swell period sets.

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Posted: 2013-10-04 10:02 am   Permalink

If you can post a frame capture or two from that interior scene, I could tell you.

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