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Hawaiian Village or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Microfilm
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11402
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-12-14 12:55 pm   Permalink


On 2008-10-28 11:02, senioraqua wrote:
I recently acquired original vintage artwork of a Hawaiian Village menu I presume was never produced. The menu mock-up was done in colored pencil and appears to be an unfinished piece with some white corrective ink near the bottom. I was told the artist is Dwight Lee and he worked for the Tampa Tribune and must have done some freelanced work also. I'd be curious if anyone has seen the menu.

Seemed like the time to do a little search for the artist in the Tampa Tribune archives at the downtown library. Found out that the Trib doesn't index that far, but St. Pete Times does and can be searched using Google. Second entry on Google came up with an ad from October 15, 1963. Things are dark hard to see on the Google's news search, grabbed the microfilm and made this copy.

Very stoked to find a match and can even see where the artist decided to crop the wahine's dress.


On 2010-12-14 10:07, senioraqua wrote:
Found an article on the artist of the HV drawing named, Dwight Lee, who
was known as "the Muffin Man" by his neighbors. Quite talented for someone
with tunnel vision.


Wow, what a story. Who knew. The Muffin Man...

There's a story behind every piece of ephemera. Not like that one, necessarily, but something.

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Joined: Jul 11, 2004
Posts: 405
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2010-12-14 7:18 pm   Permalink

The Muffin Man had some true dedication. I'd like to get a copy
of the autobiography he wrote. For grins, here's some more Dwight Lee artwork.

"No, I Can't Swim, But I Can Wade Pretty Far Out."

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