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Outrigger Inn & Mr. C's, Long Beach, CA (hotel)
Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-08 5:02 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-03-04 08:00, bigbrotiki wrote:
Excellent catch on that statue, that one with its beard and hand position is the closest match for sure.



I got a color postcard of that image from the Field Museum in Chicago.



The back of the card has an interesting tale of the Tiki and Captain Cook!



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-09-24 10:14 pm   Permalink

Just scored this nice ashtray from the Outrigger Inn in Long Beach.



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-04-23 4:56 pm   Permalink

A cool Mai Tai cocktail glass from the Outrigger.



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A Frame
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From: Mr. C's on the Coast Highway
Posted: 2013-04-24 2:03 pm   Permalink

Nice find DC!

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2013-10-17 9:25 pm   Permalink

Here are some press photos showing the Outrigger Inn on May 25th, 1962, just before opening. Based on dates on the rear of the photos and the newspaper article, it looks like the open house was on Sunday May 27th, 1962, and the official opening for business was on Monday, May 28th.





















""Opening for business Monday, the Outrigger Inn, plush motor hotel in Polynesian styling will have an open house today. It is located at 5325 E. Pacific Coast Highway, just east of the Park Estates entrance off Pacific Coast Highway. Owned and developed by John N. Economou, Outrigger Inn will have 76 units ready for the opening with 24 to be added later."



Nov 10 1976 - "The Outrigger Inn on East Pacific Coast Highway, adjacent to Mr. C's restaurant, has been franchised as a Ramada Inn. All units have been remodeled and refurbished by the owners, Jackie Wong, above, and husbend Kenjohn."

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-10-18 05:20 am   Permalink

One of the great Tiki Motel signs, indeed! Good to hear from you, Sabu.

 
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A Frame
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Posted: 2013-10-23 4:09 pm   Permalink

Wow Sabu, those photos are a real Long Beach find and just like I remembered it as a kid! Now inspired, I need to post a recent LB find from Java Lanes...

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-05-23 07:39 am   Permalink

Great thread. I picked up another variation of the postcard that Tiki Kate started this thread with.



It gives a slightly expanded view of the second floor elements and the Tiki pole.



The great sign.



How can you can tell the difference in the two postcards? The umbrellas are open in Tiki Kate's card!




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