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Kon Tiki Hotel, Phoenix, AZ (hotel)
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 11:43 am   Permalink

Name:Kon Tiki Hotel
Type:hotel
Street:24th Street & Van Buren East
City:Phoenix
State:AZ
Zip:85006
country:USA
Phone:
Status:defunct

Description:
One of the most iconic Tiki signs of all times.

Sadly the hotel was torn down in 1997.

DC



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 11:45 am   Permalink

Had put together some images from the Kon Tiki Hotel for Critiki and decided to post them here as well. Definitely one of the top 5 signs of all times.

Here is the postcard with the photo.



Some postcards with great illustrations of the hotel sign and complex












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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-17 12:13 pm   Permalink

Here are some other Kon Tiki goodies...

The matchbook front and back





The mug






Salt and Pepper shakers







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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-17 12:34 pm   Permalink

Dusty you must have a ton of filing cabinets for your collection. I just scanned my matchbook to post but you beat me to it. The Kon Tiki was a true American icon. Thanks for those great images.

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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2009-04-17 7:33 pm   Permalink

Alright, you two are cracking me up. Uncle trav put his matchbook into Critiki this morning, and about an hour later, in comes the same matchbook from Dustycajun. I posted both of 'em. You two are veering dangerously into Bobbsey twin territory (not that I'd have it any other way -- keep up the dueling images!).


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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-04-18 06:17 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-17 19:33, Humuhumu wrote:
Alright, you two are cracking me up.


But mine still had the matches in them . But seriously there is no way I can even come close to what Dusty has contributed to the Tiki community. That man has got a Brink's truck full of treasure.

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-31 4:39 pm   Permalink

A nice Kon Tiki Ashtray



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TabooDan
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Posted: 2009-05-31 5:50 pm   Permalink

Great images on this awesome building!!

Here's a matchbook that has the same front as the one posted already but has a drawing of the building itself on the back along with their sign. Kind of cool.



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Tiki-Kate
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Posted: 2009-06-02 10:14 am   Permalink

Here's the skinny version of the matchbook.




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-06-02 12:33 pm   Permalink

Very nice. What we need now is a good frontal photo of the sign. An one of the lobby building, with all the masks lined up. AND an interior of the lobby.

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-06-02 5:53 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-06-02 12:33, bigbrotiki wrote:
Very nice. What we need now is a good frontal photo of the sign. An one of the lobby building, with all the masks lined up.


Well this is better than nothing. A very small fuzzy image but after some special messing around it looks worse BUT now you can see the line of Tikis somewhat. And full frontal on the sign. It ain't the greatest but it's the best we have at the moment.





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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-06-03 11:21 am   Permalink

AND we can see the masks by the lobby (somewhat), on the right side, behind the white Cadillac...but what the hell, it looks like they added that announcement sign covering up sign post Tiki Nr 2 -or is there a space between the two?



 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-06-03 11:50 am   Permalink

The new sign appears to be in front of the main sign. You can see the chin of the lower mask behind and below the new sign. The new sign reads.

NEW MANAGEMENT
REMODELING SPECIAL
LOW LOW RATES
FREE CONT. BREAKFAST


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-06-03 12:05 pm   Permalink

The beginning of the end? Here is that other, wide angle shot I have that shows the masks and shields...



...which are in the same style than the Kon Tiki sign (and the logo on the matchbooks and ashtrays).

Here's a photo of the Tropics Lounge in Wichita which used the same masks and shields:



...plus the still from Jerry Lewis' "Big Mouth", shot at the Ocean House/ Hilton hotel in San Diego's Mission Bay:




I had posted this research before, but figure it should be in the Locating thread for reference.

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uncle trav
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Posted: 2009-06-03 12:30 pm   Permalink

Great stuff Bigbro. Ralph Haver was the architect for the Kon Tiki and many other public buildings and ranch homes around Phoenix. Here is a church designed by him that resembles the Kon Tiki.


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