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1958 pics Waikikian / Tahitian Lanai
Shindeco
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From: Vancouver, BC
Posted: 2007-10-28 11:12 pm   Permalink

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One of the last articles in the magazine is titled "How to give a lulu of a luau". Most of the article is spent presenting food and drink recipes, but it contains one picture.





Has anyone posted the recipes in the food/drink section? (....please!!)

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GatorRob
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Posted: 2007-10-29 5:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-10-20 21:37, bigbrotiki wrote:
I remember my urban archeological foray of wading through that lagoon (the water was that shallow) with Doug Miller to get past the construction fences into the closed down Lanai/Waikikian compound, only to be surprised by a guard that escorted us out emptyhanded. It was several Hawaii visits later that Doug found some of the lamps and door masks from the rooms at a used furniture store...not in Honululu, but in Hilo on the Big Island. I got to take some home to LA.


Ah, you mean these:


... from Doug's house. Interesting, either you or he has the little one mounted upside down.


 
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naugatiki
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From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2007-12-06 9:19 pm   Permalink

I got a bootleg of the Made for TV film "And The Sea Will Tell" (1991) and one of the opening scenes has a woman being chased from the beach side of the Tahitian Lanai and Waikikian. Here are a few stills


The pool with the Island chain in the bottom


Umberellas and a hut in the back


The bar with woven hanging lamps

Waikikian bungalow waterfall, tiki torches and a hiding pooch


Caught in the act with a tiki witness







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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-12-06 11:44 pm   Permalink

I am so happy that I could secure the Waikikian/Tahitian Lanai its proper place in Tiki history with the two double pages in TIKI MODERN! I kept them out of the BOT, because in order to demonstrate that Tiki Style was an American mainland invention, I made sure that all BOT material was 98% mainland made (x-ept the few cool Coco Joe's wall hangings), to not water down and confuse the issue. But the place was an inspiration to the mainland style for sure.



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GROG
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Posted: 2007-12-07 12:11 am   Permalink

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On 2007-12-06 23:44, bigbrotiki wrote:
I am so happy that I could secure the Waikikian/Tahitian Lanai its proper place in Tiki history with the two double pages in TIKI MODERN! I kept them out of the BOT, because in order to demonstrate that Tiki Style was an American mainland invention, I made sure that all BOT material was 98% mainland made (x-ept the few cool Coco Joe's wall hangings), to not water down and confuse the issue. But the place was an inspiration to the mainland style for sure.



Hey bigbro, can others toot your horn too, or just you?





 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2007-12-07 04:39 am   Permalink

The colorful picture of the Waikikian is what I've been using as my computer wallpaper for awhile. I'm in love with it.

Here's a puzzle: Try to create the shape of that roof with a sheet of paper.

I can't make it work... guess ya gotta be an architect to figure it out.


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Posted: 2007-12-07 08:47 am   Permalink

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Here's a puzzle: Try to create the shape of that roof with a sheet of paper.

I can't make it work... guess ya gotta be an architect to figure it out.




..or have way too much time on your hands....


 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2007-12-07 11:32 am   Permalink

No Tipsy... it's kinda fascinating. Such a dramatic roof. I think you need a square of some stretchable material. Anyway, I imagine the roofers shook their heads figuring out that project.

 
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TikiG
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Posted: 2009-09-10 1:12 pm   Permalink

Here's a Waikikian Hotel/Tahitian Lanai/Papeete Bar matchbook I bought at Tiki Oasis last month.











 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-04-08 4:27 pm   Permalink

It's really too bad that most of the old photos have either shrunk or gone away. Maybe Zulu and Sabu can find the time to re-post some of his originals that started this thread.

I picked up a brochure from the Waikikian with some nice images.

Here is the cover, which is a painting by Hawaiian artist Lloyd Sexton that used to hang in the lobby.


The Ravi Lobby in and out.






Tuesday Mai Tai happy hour under the Banyan Tree


Torch-lighting ceremony.



One of the hotel rooms - check out the Moai lamp.


This one is great, you can see the Tiki masks on the screens and not one but two of the Tiki lamps.


Also and oversized postcard I have.



One of the all time great Tiki hotels of Hawaii.

DC


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abstractiki
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Posted: 2010-04-08 7:33 pm   Permalink

Great brochure DC, this place looks like paradise!

I also would love to see all the photos that disappeared. hint hint!


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2010-09-02 09:25 am   Permalink

Would be great to resuscitate the image links at the beginning of this thread! How about it, Zulu, can you revive those?

Here are some more pics of the Waikikian from various sources. Some of these may be familiar views, but this thread seems a reasonable place to post em.


The iconic view of the Waikikian hyperbolic paraboloid lobby (is that what you call that shape?). I believe some of these classic images were taken by photographer Robert Wenkam.


This looks the same as the last shot, but if you scrutinize it, it's slightly different (look at the bending girl's posture and arms).


Closeup of part of the last shot


Another view, rotating around the side


Yet another view, looking outward from the grounds


Another closeup, on some tikis from the preceding image


Inside the lobby


Closeup from the previous lobby photo


View of a guest room - nice tiki guardian outside on the left


Kinda grainy pic of the walkway, from the 80s

Beachbum Berry has a couple more nice shots in his Ed Brownlee chapter of Sippin Safari, including a wider shot of that photo inside the lobby and also a closeup of one of the tikis (also referenced by Sabu on
this Canlis thread, btw).

-Randy


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-09-02 2:01 pm   Permalink

True greatness! The mother of all A-Frames.

 
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Bongo Bungalow
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Posted: 2010-09-02 2:16 pm   Permalink

With my next 10 million, I'm building a house just like the Waikikian lobby!


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naugatiki
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Posted: 2010-09-02 2:39 pm   Permalink

It’s always a treat to see that place in its flower. In the early 90’s most of the time a few of the signature neon “Tahitian Lanai” sign letters were burnt out and neglected. Also that Canlis tiki in the gardens looks like a more stylized version of the ones that adorned the windows of the more abstract “tire tread” variety, great pictures.






 
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