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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-08 9:13 pm   Permalink

awesome

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-03-11 5:39 pm   Permalink

found these 6 postcards today, I only saw 2 of them posted here.


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-03-11 6:39 pm   Permalink

Spotted another great old menu from the Coco Palms and the Coconut Palace and Lagoon Dining Room.








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creativenative
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Posted: 2013-03-13 5:12 pm   Permalink

I'm not just into films but also Hawaiian architecture. I was educated to be an architect but fell into the film industry. My two main hobbies are post western Hawaiian architecture and South Seas Cinema. Both hobbies have a Polynesian commercial art aspect to them. I use to be a freelanced architectural critic for the local papers. In Hawaiian Architecture there is the double pitched roof that evolved from over-flowing members of early christian churches in the mid 1800s AND the Polynesian Pop 56/60s era architecture that we all are familiar with, with the basic A-frame design. But the Coco Palms was special, it's main lobby and dinning room A-frame was modeled after ancient Hawaiian hut architecture. It has a curving or bulging A-frame. Actually a rare site. Note Picts below:
See hut sample bottom right:

Favorite Post Card of Coco Palms Lobby


In a dream if I was the consultant for the design of the new Disney Aulani Resort on O'ahu I would tell them to base there design on the Coco Palms. To my amazement they did. They won't admit it but the evidence is clear:
Coco Palms exterior:

Aulani exterior:

Coco Palms exterior detail:

Aulani exterior detail:

Coco Palms lobby now:

Aulani lobby drawing:


Thank you everyone for posting and preserving photos of the old resort site even though the Coco Palm ruins are the saddist thing in Modern Hawaiian Architecture history. I'm glad SOUTH PARK did a homage to it even with the Elvis ghost and I'm glad Disney did their research and they also did a homeage to the Coco Palms again even though they wont admit it. Long live the King (Elvis) and the King's Castle of Poly Pop architecture the COCO PALMS! BTW I think the Aulani is the most significant Poly Pop revival architecture today. Check it out TCers.

P.S. Even Stitch who does an Elvis impersonation hangs around the Aulani resort. How's that for a connection.

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Posted: 2013-03-14 1:09 pm   Permalink

It is sad that its no longer open but you can't beat a Tiki ghost town!

 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2013-03-22 5:15 pm   Permalink

Got a few more pics to post for the fabulous Coco Palms, this time on a semi-personal note. Seeing WestADad and DC post about the shell basin sinks reminded me I had a little more I was gonna add to this thread...

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On 2013-02-10 11:33, Dustycajun wrote:

I have this postcard showing a BIG clam shell sink.



That one is in the King's Cottages, as the text of the postcard said. But as DC also said, I had the impression they might've had the shell sinks in ALL the rooms (maybe without the gold tiles though).

So here's an image from the Penhallow book


I mentioned earlier that my visit was with family, partly celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary in 2012. And 40 years earlier they stayed at the Coco Palms for their 10th anniversary in 1972. So here's my Mom in 1972, cleaning up some Kauai dirt in one of those sinks.


A little re-enactment in 2012


Another slide photo my Dad took in their 1972 visit, on the lagoon


And just for fun, one more pic from that same 1972 trip to Kauai, but not at the Coco Palms. This is my Dad going down the famous slippery slide from South Pacific. You used to be able to hike to it and swim and slide. It's still there, but thanks to the losers and the lawyers, those days are long behind us.


-Randy


 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-03-23 09:24 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-03-22 17:15, aquarj wrote:
Got a few more pics to post for the fabulous Coco Palms, this time on a semi-personal note. Seeing WestADad and DC post about the shell basin sinks reminded me I had a little more I was gonna add to this thread...

Quote:
On 2013-02-10 11:33, Dustycajun wrote:

I have this postcard showing a BIG clam shell sink.



That one is in the King's Cottages, as the text of the postcard said. But as DC also said, I had the impression they might've had the shell sinks in ALL the rooms (maybe without the gold tiles though).

So here's an image from the Penhallow book


I mentioned earlier that my visit was with family, partly celebrating my parents' 50th anniversary in 2012. And 40 years earlier they stayed at the Coco Palms for their 10th anniversary in 1972. So here's my Mom in 1972, cleaning up some Kauai dirt in one of those sinks.


A little re-enactment in 2012


Another slide photo my Dad took in their 1972 visit, on the lagoon


And just for fun, one more pic from that same 1972 trip to Kauai, but not at the Coco Palms. This is my Dad going down the famous slippery slide from South Pacific. You used to be able to hike to it and swim and slide. It's still there, but thanks to the losers and the lawyers, those days are long behind us.


-Randy



I remember that slide!!! Great stuff RJ!
Just acquired some parts of the Co Co Palms from a private collector on Kauai for Tiki Iniki.
Pics soon....
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Posted: 2013-03-24 8:15 pm   Permalink

just wanted to pipe in and say i absolutely adore the "before and after" pictures of your mom randy!

this is a fantastic (albeit, a little sad) thread. what a magical place!
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4WDtiki
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Posted: 2013-03-25 4:02 pm   Permalink

The latest local news about Coco Palms: http://thegardenisland.com/news/local/community-wants-coco-palms-protected-responsibly-in-perpetuity/article_76702b14-9515-11e2-8a8c-0019bb2963f4.html
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Posted: 2013-03-28 6:07 pm   Permalink


















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Iscah
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Posted: 2013-03-29 11:05 am   Permalink

Thanks to everyone for sharing. I was on one of the old movie tour buses back in 2003, and we stopped at the Coco Palms. Easily the highlight of the tour. Most of my pictures look the same as what everyone else has already posted. I should dig around and see if I can find photos of anything that hasn't been covered already!
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Posted: 2013-04-01 1:17 pm   Permalink

A great photo I lifted off facebook, saying it was taken before Coco Palms was built.


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Posted: 2013-04-07 12:45 pm   Permalink

2 more postcards.









 
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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2013-04-15 1:36 pm   Permalink

Its all glued down to the scrapbook....







 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2013-04-27 5:27 pm   Permalink

Found this today
Dated 04/1976
Small Coco palms pic inside






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