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Luau 400, New York City, NY (restaurant)
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Joined: Jan 14, 2015
Posts: 15
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2018-02-15 11:32 am   Permalink

Noticed another case of "appropriation" of Luau 400's unique logo on a matchbook for the "Aku Aku" of Toldeo. It was from a lot of matchbooks on eBay

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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2471
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2018-02-15 1:48 pm   Permalink

This Luau 400 mug is on eBay right now with a $100 starting bid with less than 2 days left in the auction.

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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 114
From: Miami Beach, Florida
Posted: 2018-07-06 09:48 am   Permalink

Based on the below bio, I am surprised Hal Aloma does not have his own thread here. I found some great footage from the 40's of Hal playing and singing with Lani McIntire and Polynesian dancers.



On 2017-10-13 08:43, Dustycajun wrote:

The album is covered briefly in a few old threads on TC. Here is a little bio information on Hal Aloma:

Harold David Alama began his career with his brother Sam Alama at the Alexander Young and Moana hotels. He went to New York with Lani McIntire and played at the Hotel Lexington's Hawaiian Room for nearly four years. He played at New York's Luau 400 for seven years and joined Tommy Dorsey's band for several years. He moved into television with Arthur Godfrey, Perry Como and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and To Tell the Truth. He toured extensively and was the band leader at the Polynesian Village for the grand opening of Disney World. He appears with Tommy Dorsey in the MGM film Ship Ahoy.

Looks like he started at the Hawaiian Room before 7 years at the Luau 400.

And while we are on the Luau 400, here are some photos of a more modern menu I spotted on ebay a while back.


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