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Kon Tiki Restaurant (Sheraton Hotel), Cleveland, OH (restaurant)
Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2015-03-07 7:47 pm   Permalink

The Temptations hanging at the Kon Tiki circa 1966



"At 16, I won a contest with WJMO radio. I wrote in 25 words or less why I wanted to have dinner with the Temptations. I thanked them for their inspiration and what they did for race relations.

I won second place. They picked the two of us up in a limo and took us to the old Kon-Tiki right down in what's now the Renaissance. David Ruffin sort of sat off to himself. I didn't know about his problems then. The other four were absolutely delightful. They put up with silly 16-year-old-girl adoration and questions like, "What's your favorite song?"

Then they took us to Leo's Casino. They took us on stage and sang "My Girl" to us.

I was the most popular girl in my school for about a week. "

from...

http://www.cleveland.com/mycleveland/index.ssf/2011/05/urban_leagues_marcia_mockabee.html
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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2015-03-08 08:24 am   Permalink

Neat story Tattoo. I wonder if that lady who won the contest has any more photos of the place? Maybe someone should ask her.

 
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mike and marie
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Posted: 2015-03-15 8:53 pm   Permalink

President John F. Kennedy in his motorcade, driving past the Kon-Tiki during his last visit to Cleveland in Oct 1962:







The original site seems to be down now, alas. You can see the exterior of the doors in the first two frames, and that's a great interior shot of the same door in Dustycajun's last pic.


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2016-01-14 4:45 pm   Permalink

Very cool pics of the JFK motorcade out front of the Kon Tiki!

I picked up an odd menu from the Cleveland Kon Tiki that was produced by the Ad Art Litho company in Cleveland.





Not like any of the others I have seen before.

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mike and marie
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Posted: 2017-07-13 4:02 pm   Permalink

Interesting profile shot from 1971. Entrance on the side left.



 
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