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The Skipper, Berkeley, CA (bar)
Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 235
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-10-17 09:33 am   Permalink

Name:The Skipper
Type:bar
Street:3253 Adeline Street
City:Berkeley
State:CA
Zip:94703
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
'The Skipper' refers to Skipper Kent who also operated Skipper Kent's San Francisco and the Zombie Village in Oakland. The Berkeley location is potentially the earliest incarnation of his establishments as it refers to itself as a 'House of Tropical Drinks' and not yet a full fledged a dining establishment. The postcard menu dates itself to 1940.








 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 235
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-10-17 09:35 am   Permalink

Some images from a napkin that was for sale on ebay:




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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-10-17 10:55 am   Permalink

Interesting. And PTD just found a Skipper Kent's mug that mentions Kona, Hawaii as another location. Fun to find out about all these pre/post franchises, like Tiki Bob's in Sacramento, and Christian's Hut in Waikiki. We still don't know WHEN Zombie Village opened. The rough paper and style of that mini menu are very similar to the ones found from Skipper Kent's and Zombie Village.

 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4427
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-04-05 5:54 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

After Bifcozz's Skipper Kent estate score we have learned a lot more about the different locations!

Here is a matchbook from The Skipper





And a 1940 mailer with a different story on the inside than the one Tatoo posted (from ebay).







Hopefully Bifcozz can post some more info about The Skipper from his great find.



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Trad'r Bill
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Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 485
From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2010-04-05 10:13 pm   Permalink

DC-

Thanks for the pics... I don't see much from this location. That wahine on the matchbook has quite a provocative pose...

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-04-05 11:16 pm   Permalink

Great little story about the fishnet floats, no one else since bothered to tell their history.... "picked them up in mid-ocean"? .... right...

 
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