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puamana
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From: Seattle, WA
Posted: 2009-04-18 09:25 am   Permalink

found a few more...

Pago Pago, Portland:



Pago Pago, Tucson:





 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-04-18 09:56 am   Permalink

Wow, so the Tuscon Pago Pago swiped the menu art from The Tropics (previous page) AND from Trader Vic's ? No shame!
The O.A. boys know more about that place, they took over some of its lamps. Also, if I remember correctly, it not only changed owners but also South Sea monikers in later years....can't seem to recall it's newer name.


 
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Mister Naufrago
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From: Spain
Posted: 2009-04-18 10:14 am   Permalink

European Pago Pago (Burgos Spain)




 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-04-18 10:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-18 09:56, bigbrotiki wrote:
Wow, so the Tuscon Pago Pago swiped the menu art from The Tropics (previous page) AND from Trader Vic's ? No shame!


Yea Puamana.

Here is the Vic's menu.

The Leilani also did a little "borrowing"


No honor among purveyors of tiki back in the day!

I want to do a thread on Tiki copy cats someday.

Sven,

What is the Tropics menu you are referring to?

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-04-18 11:10 am   Permalink

Did you say "under one roof"??

Bongofury and the great Pago Pago float under a roof!

On 2008-11-18 18:40, bongofury wrote:



Temporarily holding up the light/float from the Pago Pago in Arizona for Mrs. Fury's approval.


Maybe Bongo can post another shot of the float in its final resting spot.


DC


 
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Mister Naufrago
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From: Spain
Posted: 2009-04-18 2:25 pm   Permalink

This coaster is from another Spanish Pago Pago (this one still operational).



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-04-20 8:36 pm   Permalink

Matchbook from the Pago Pago Club in NYC.




DC

[ This Message was edited by: Dustycajun 2010-04-04 09:36 ]


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-05-02 08:47 am   Permalink

Club Pago Pago

Honolulu, Hawaii



DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-05-02 6:43 pm   Permalink

Here is some more Polynesian pop culture history supporting the Pre-Tiki theory of the use of the name Pago Pago.
Having established that the use of the name has to do with the 1940 film, which is based on a 1923 story by Somerset Maugham, there was another cultural event that made Samoa and thus Pago Pago synonymous with South Seas sirenhood.
Although this comic strip is from 1976...


It refers to a literary event that happened in 1928: Anthropologist Margaret Mead published her field study of Samoan sexuality:


(Does the original 1928 book cover remind us of a certain Poly pop menu cover?)

In 1926, Mead spent several months among Samoan woman to arrive at her results.


With its suggestion of pre-marital sex being healthy the book was nothing but scandalous to many Americans of 1928:

" Many American readers felt shocked by her observation that young Samoan women deferred marriage for many years while enjoying casual sex but eventually married, settled down, and successfully reared their own children."

Of course, such claims were gladly used to re-enforce the popular vision of the willing South Seas siren...

(Turn of the century Samoan nude)

While Polynesian pop posadas used the imagery...


the book itself enjoyed continuous interest, all the way through and past WWII, with its covers designed to tempt the Polynesian paradise seeker:
1955

1968
And it was of course used to support the sexual liberation of the late 60s and early 70s.

And even though many authors have since worked hard to refute its theories, as far as Polynesian pop was concerned, the case was clear :


 
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Robb Hamel
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From: Ohio
Posted: 2009-05-02 7:16 pm   Permalink

Wow - what a thread.

So much cool history captured from bits of scattered, oxidizing ephemera and revived by human will and memory.

Moments others lived in are gone and all that is left are pieces of paper, wood, ceramic... and shadowy echoes.
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-05-02 8:29 pm   Permalink

Yup. Or, like Ruttger said so fittingly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTzA_xesrL8




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kohalacharms
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Posted: 2009-05-04 03:17 am   Permalink

Great thread. I have a few pieces from the Tucson location all manufactured by Carmax Ent: a moai volcano bowl and two scorpion bowls. I've also come across a mug from the location; will post later.

volcano bowl


scorpion bowl (a)


scorpion bowl (b)


 
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Tiki-Kate
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-05-04 07:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-05-04 03:17, kohalacharms wrote:
scorpion bowl (a)




I really love this one. I think Carmax pieces are strange and interesting. Thanks for sharing these with us.
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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2009-05-04 08:44 am   Permalink

probably the same mug you outbid me on on ebay a couple weeks back.....

 
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martiki
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From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2009-05-04 08:51 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-17 20:01, Humuhumu wrote:


There are three of these neck-to-neck bottle floats at Forbidden Island, my understanding is that Bamboo Ben brought them in, and they came from Eli Hedley's decor shop, and were made for the Pago-Pago in Tucson. Dunno exactly what that means... Were made for the Pago-Pago, but never used? Were made for the Pago-Pago, and later came back to Hedley? Are identical to ones made for the Pago-Pago, but not the actual ones?

But anyway, there's supposedly some kinda Pago-Pago connection there, so there you go.






Howdy. I brought them to FI- I bought the Pago Pago bottles at Oceanic Arts. Bob & Leroy told me they were from the Pago Pago (they pronounced it Pango Pango) in Tuscon. They had been made by Eli's shop, and were originally much longer, but segments had broken over the years- they are old sake bottles with the bottoms removed. When the Pago Pago closed, for whatever reason, some of the decor ended up at OA. They were hidden under the shelves with the lauhala matting. Anyway, yes, they were a part of the Pago Pago, and Bob & Leroy made it clear that it was from Eli's shop originally.

Great thread!


 
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