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Hawaiian Room, Lexington Hotel, NYC, Ney York, NY (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-07 4:49 pm   Permalink

Here is another old photo of Ray Kinney and his group at the Hawaiian Room stage.



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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-05-08 08:49 am   Permalink

At my presentation at Hukilau, a lady approached me about a Hawaiian Room anniversary something or other she was doing. I need to contact her. My presentation had footage from 1937 in the Hawaiian Room with Pualani Mossman Avon, who was lead dancer there and was part of Ray Kinney's Aloha Maids.

Anyone know about this anniversary thing? Will it be in NYC or Hawaii? I think they wanted me to participate. I'll share when I know more.
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-08-26 1:33 pm   Permalink

I picked up a souvenir photo holder from the Hawaiian Room.

A different cover than the other ones posted.



The photo inside.




Interesting to compare this photo to and older one.



You can see that the Hawaiian Room was becoming less Hawaiian and more Tiki with Tapa tablecloths and lamps.



Then it went full Tiki as seen in this photo.



Tiki lamps Tiki drinks, and a custom Tiki mug. It was around long enough to make the Tiki transition.






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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2012-08-27 11:54 am   Permalink

Great photo timeline DC...nice work! OGR

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-09-07 12:55 pm   Permalink

Thanks OGR,

Here are a few more old ads from the Hawaiian Room.




I like the description on this one - "Taking the town by Storm" with the tropical Hurricane, complete with rain, lightning and thunder"! Sounds like Trader Sam's.



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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2012-11-10 03:54 am   Permalink

evidence from the book "aloha america: hula circuits through the u.s. empire," suggests that there is a direct relationship between the hawaiian room in the hotel lexington in NYC and the hawaiian room at the emerson hotel in baltimore http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=40757&forum=2 : "Te Moana Makolo was part of the last group of Lexington dancers in the early 1960s, becoming the lead choreographer of the show. She, too, had an itinerant career as a professional hula dancer. After the Hawaiian Room closed in 1966, she opened a Hawaiian room at the Emerson Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, and continued on an overseas USO circuit with the performer Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple in the early 1970s." http://books.google.com/books?id=AgH9xngze1cC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=%22te+Moana+Makolo%22&source=bl&ots=1ClAG4ribc&sig=_owqzHg60DseWXL_EjSqfEqGd3k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=UTyeUPHaFI3D0AHH7oG4Aw&ved=0CEAQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q&f=false



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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2013-01-17 2:00 pm   Permalink

This is for sale on etsy. $19.99
www.etsy.com/listing/94649805/vintage-menu-the-hawaiian-room-hotel?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=polynesian+menu&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_vintage_rewrite=vintage+polynesian+menu&ga_original_query=2&ga_search_type=all







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Pittsburgh pauly
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Posted: 2013-05-10 1:44 pm   Permalink

Recently acquired two matchboxes from the Hawaiian Room that aren't in this thread.
Here's the interesting (to us) side with artwork that matches the recipe brochure posted by DustyCajaun:


and the hotel on the obverse:


Don't know the year, 50s? Note the phone number, PLaza 5-4400. Which plaza? the Plaza hotel? Doesn't seem close enough to give name to the exchange .
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-05-24 6:12 pm   Permalink

Another souvenir photo from the Hawaiian Room. What's with the mad dad?



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porco
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Posted: 2013-06-19 11:05 am   Permalink

interesting find on some hawaiian room history. apparently cleveland had one back in the day at the mayfair casino (it's in the sub-text)



led me to finding this text in the book "Staging Tourism: Bodies on Display from Waikiki to Sea World" by Jane C. Desmond




 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2013-07-23 05:29 am   Permalink

another ad, this one from the new york times, november 24, 1959.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-07-23 1:02 pm   Permalink

Anyone have the recipe for a "Jaded Lady" ?

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2013-07-23 1:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-23 13:02, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
Anyone have the recipe for a "Jaded Lady" ?



the main google hits appear to be something along the lines of

Quote:
1 ounce gin
1 ounce blue curacao
1 ounce advocaat
1 1/3 ounces fresh orange juice
Directions:

1 Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice.
2 Shake vigorously.
3 Strain into a cocktail glass.

Read more: http://www.food.com/recipe/jaded-lady-121884?layout=desktop&oc=linkback">http://www.food.com/recipe/jaded-lady-121884?layout=desktop&oc=linkback

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TxTikiGirl
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Posted: 2013-09-04 1:56 pm   Permalink

Searching through vintage ads on Ebay and found this listing:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1952-Vintage-Ad-Hotel-Lexington-NYC-Home-of-The-Famous-Hawaiian-Room-Lounge-/130978680313?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e7ef00df9





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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-08-03 10:23 am   Permalink

Found a great photo of Duke Khanamoku with the dancers at the Hawaiian Room on-line.



This is the description of the photo:

Celebrities LOVED the Hawaiian Room - it was THE place to be. This time Duke Kahanamoku was there with his "Aloha Patrol" hat (love it!) and posed with dancers L->R: Betty Makia, Loma Duke, Mealii Horio, and Mayedel Silva.

Also saw this postcard sent from Duke to his wife from the Hawaiian Room in 1953.




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