||The poetry of Don Blanding / Vagabond's House
Joined: Sep 09, 2003
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May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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On 2014-02-06 15:47, DJLee wrote:
Wow - excellent! I sure would like to buy one are you going to put any up for sale?
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
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On 2014-04-19 13:57, Wildsville man wrote:
This will be the first Tiki Marketplace that Tiki Caliente will be vending at,and we will not disappoint. Some Items that we will have for sale.
Send me a P.M. if you would like to pre-pay for limited inventory pieces or to request me to bring a certain size tee.
1. Original still sealed Don Blanding Vagabond Red Wax LP from the 1940's for $25.00 Cash (plus fee's for paypal) I will only bring 1.
Check out the History here or look up the article by Kari Hendler in an old article of Tiki Magazine.
See you in a week,
You should have been at the Tiki Marketplace last Saturday!
Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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I wish I had been! But it's 800 miles away from me, and my feet hurt.
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
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On 2012-09-24 00:28, virani wrote:
In this great article "I'll be your tiki server" by Charles Perry, from 2001, the author shares your theory about Don the Beachcomber beign influenced by Don Blanding for picking his stage name. Very interesting. Sven, were you interviewed for this article ?
it says :
In 1934, when he opened his original Don the Beachcomber bar in Hollywood (it started serving Chinese food in 1937), he'd never been to the South Pacific, so he was probably under the spell of Don Blanding, a writer popular in the '20s for his poems about Hawaii. Certainly Beaumont-Gantt didn't name his restaurant Ernest the Beachcomber.
Just adding to what Phil said. Donn's older brother, and the wealthiest of the family (he was Donn's partner in most businesses), Hugh Gantt owned and ran a pottery company in Hawaii called "Hawaiian Pottery" in the 1920s. Hugh's wife was the artist. I believe this was where the mugs came from as they had no marks on their works, only on the molds themselves. It was through his brother Hugh that Donn visited Hawaii.
"Mai-Kai: History & Mystery of the Iconic Tiki Restaurant" the book