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Mannie's Tropic Isle, Venice, CA (bar)
TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1545
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2009-09-10 08:00 am   Permalink

Name:Mannie's Tropic Isle
Type:bar
Street:3329 Washington Blvd.
City:Venice
State:CA
Zip:n/a
country:USA
Phone:S.M. 83018
Status:defunct

Description:
Cocktail Bar.

Other facts unknown at this time by this user.

Images below taken from a matchbook cover I've had in my collection for years


Simple single color graphic


"Gay Smart Enjoyable"


Matches inside intact. Color of matchheads same as graphics




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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-09-10 10:57 pm   Permalink

TikiG,

Thanks for posting your stuff, been having fun looking at So Cal pre-Tiki.

Who came first, Curt or Mannie?








DC



 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5820
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2009-09-11 11:34 am   Permalink

I know I'm going to regret asking this, but what do you think they mean by the word "smart"?

Savory Meals And Real Tikis!


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2009-11-28 9:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-09-10 22:57, Dustycajun wrote:

Who came first, Curt or Mannie?

DC



Now we know the answer thanks to this post from Bigbro over on the Tahiti South Seas thread:

Herman came first!



Seems as though Herman Klabounde started the Tropic Isle then sold it to Mannie who sold to to Curt.

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-11-28 10:27 pm   Permalink

Herman? Curt? Sounds like a bunch of South Sea-crazy Germans to me!

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-06-22 8:58 pm   Permalink

So, it looks like Herman started the Tropic Isle while he owned the Tahiti down the road in Santa Monica.

Here is a matchbook cover with the Tahiti Restaurant



and the inside of the matchbook advertises the Tropic Isle in Venice.



So I say Herman was Number 1.

DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-06-22 9:14 pm   Permalink

And I think Curt was definitely second - another one of Curt's matchbooks.





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-03-12 9:36 pm   Permalink

But wait, there's more! Frank Vanstone also owned the Tropic Isle!




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