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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2010-02-13 12:39 pm   Permalink

I came across these 2 Matchcovers/books on eBay and I can't find anything in the search about them. Please excuse me if I am wrong. One was in National City and the other in Pittsburg, CA ???








 
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Haole'akamai
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2010-02-13 2:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-02-13 12:39, Or Got Rum? wrote:
I came across these 2 Matchcovers/books on eBay and I can't find anything in the search about them. Please excuse me if I am wrong. One was in National City and the other in Pittsburg, CA ???







I just got off the phone with Julie Holbrook, the daughter of Larry, who now owns larry's, the great little dive bar on 10th just up from Harbor in Pittsburg (CA).Larry's has in operation since the 1930s.

Julie said her aunt (Larry's sister) worked at Club Tahiti and that it burned down in the early 40s. She was super busy, so we arranged for me to call back on Monday, to get more information.
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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2010-02-13 4:52 pm   Permalink

Quote:

I just got off the phone with Julie Holbrook, the daughter of Larry, who now owns larry's, the great little dive bar on 10th just up from Harbor in Pittsburg (CA).Larry's has in operation since the 1930s.

Julie said her aunt (Larry's sister) worked at Club Tahiti and that it burned down in the early 40s. She was super busy, so we arranged for me to call back on Monday, to get more information.


Haole'akamai, Great (and fast) research. Thanks for the info...keep us updated. It looks cool.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-02-13 7:30 pm   Permalink

That Tahiti Cafe matchbook sure is an eye popper! So accurate in its depiction of native life! Never knew about it.

 
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arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2014-02-11 11:27 am   Permalink

Vintage San Diego posted this ad for The Tahiti in National City on Facebook. Looks pretty cool!




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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2014-02-11 9:46 pm   Permalink

Orgot,
The art on those matchbooks is awesome!
Mahalo for sharing


 
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tikilongbeach
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-07-23 12:02 pm   Permalink

It looks like the IRS was after the owners of the Tahiti Cafe. It's a pretty dry legal document. www.leagle.com/decision/195210711ztcm96_182


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