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Latitude 20, Torrance, CA (restaurant)
heylownine
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Posted: 2014-06-01 1:47 pm   Permalink

Ha - I'm not a Deadhead, closeted or otherwise, but thanks for that link, DC. Imagine seeing Arthur Lyman live at Latitude 20!

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-06-03 7:38 pm   Permalink

I found a bunch of articles and photos from Hop Louie's Latitude 20. This one dates back to the opening on Friday, July 15, 1966.




Nice description of the new digs. Interestingly the restaurant operated as the Jamaica West for a while after the Polynesian closed.


Here is an early ad for the restaurant with a nice Tiki image.



That came from the previous Polynesian restaurant that started the facility.



Here is a photo of Hop and Minnie with one of the vendors who helped with the remodel.



Here is another photo of Hop and Minnie with the head bartender, Dick Lee.



And a photo of Hop Louie with Ernie Menehune and the Mayor of Torrance.



And boy did Hop Louie get the acts!

An early ad for Rene Paulo.








Martin Denny was a headliner for Hop Louie numerous times.







More Martin Denny













And More Martin Denny!







You can see in this article that Hop Louie had Ernie and Martin hoping back and forth between Latitude 20 and his other restaurant The Trade Winds in Oxnard.


As we now know, Arthur Lyman also played there.






Ernie Menehune was also a staple for Hop Louie.































Some other acts.

The Aliis of Don Ho fame.






Don Leong and His Hawaiian Revue.





I love this name, the Modernesians!





The Naida and Nano show.




Evalani & the South Sea Islanders




The Waikikians








Steve Logan, the Hip Ho from Honolulu.





Miss Bach-Yen?


Everyone seemed to love her!


Arthur Walsh for New Years.



Here is a nice shot of a Tiki at a Luau event.





And some other fashion show photos.









Some good archive stuff here!

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-06-04 09:26 am   Permalink

Whooah! Great to know the date when it took over the Polynesian space (and that odd Jamaican interlude)

 
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SBJiminyC
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Posted: 2014-06-05 09:47 am   Permalink

At the beginning of this thread Kate said that the Polynesian (which used to occupy this space) had it's own thread in Locating Tiki. However, I did many searches and couldn't find a separate thread for it.

Am I missing something? Or were these merged into one locating thread?

Mahalo

~Stephen


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-06-05 09:53 am   Permalink

The Polynesian thread is not under Locating Tiki (although it should be moved IMO). It is located here: Polynesian

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