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The Tropics, Dayton, Ohio (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-02-01 7:46 pm   Permalink

Chef Mike,

Great article. First time I have seen a pic of the actual sign out front that was shown on the matchbooks and ashtrays.

Speaking of matchbooks, here are some additional images of a few insides that I have not seen before.

The full body of the women on the inside of the matchbook.


And a nice feature matchbook with the hula girls on the sticks.



DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-02-01 11:03 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-22 12:05, bigbrotiki wrote:
Man, that Georgie sure liked his embossed breasts matchbooks, he must have had a new one made every other year! How many different ones are we counting now, D.C.?



I think this fishnet clad lass makes number 6. Georgie was the match man.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-08-06 11:33 am   Permalink

I just picked up another embossed maiden matchbook from The Tropics.



That makes 7 for old Georgie boy.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-08-09 12:22 pm   Permalink

Thought it would be fun to put all of Georgie's Girls together.









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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-08-09 1:21 pm   Permalink

I like how they were more liberal and really liked to emphasize breasts on the
tropical women in the 50's advertising .Now a days everything is so damn
politically correct!


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-03-15 12:51 pm   Permalink

I picked up one of the oversized postcards that Bigbro posted earlier in this thread and did some close-up scans of the various rooms.

The Outrigger Show Bar



The Bamboo Lounge complete with Piano Bar




The Surfboard Lounge




The Polynesian Room




and the Waikiki Dinning Room.




Lots of variety in the rooms.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-10-07 8:34 pm   Permalink

Georgie didn't let all of the girls have the fun ...

A matchbook




And swizzle.



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ebtiki
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Posted: 2011-12-12 9:33 pm   Permalink

I'm looking to identify the drink served at The Tropics in a mug I recently purchased:

This mug is pictured in the drink menu on the first page of this thread, but the name of the drink is unreadable.
Does anyone own menu from The Tropics? Can you help me identify the drink?
Mahalo!
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BigD
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From: Dayton, Ohio, Y'all
Posted: 2012-01-20 1:25 pm   Permalink

The long lost Tropics...

[ This Message was edited by: BigD 2012-01-20 13:28 ]


 
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BigD
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Posted: 2012-01-20 1:28 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-09 09:43, tikiyaki wrote:
Here it is today...looks like a prison now...





After they tore the Tropics building down, it sat as a vacant lot for years - then they built a CVS or some such goddamned place which promptly went under. Now it's a job skills training center in a not very good part of town.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-06-24 08:55 am   Permalink

A few more artifacts from the Tropics I spotted on ebay.

A menu



Listing of the drinks


A sugar packet with a nice rendering of the building.


And another girlie matchbook, but this one has the raised breasts censored! Have never seen this on a matchbook before.


DC


 
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