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Hotel Taharaa, Papeete, Tahiti (hotel)
virani
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Posted: 2010-06-30 02:37 am   Permalink

wow, awesome research. Yes, I wish I could go back there too, and kiss that tiki.
I didn't know the great Moritz painting that I have loved for so long was inspired by the hotel. Thanks.
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-06-30 09:00 am   Permalink

Virani, you been there? Please show some pictures.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-06-30 6:36 pm   Permalink

Martian Tiki just posted this video link on the 1964 Miami Beach Luau thread that shows some great shots of the inside and outside of the Hotel Taharaa!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFwzMvFJYik&NR=1#t=19m27s

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Babalu
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Posted: 2010-07-01 08:08 am   Permalink

Man, what a place!

Interesting tiki by the pool there too...

It's like an imagined paradise in paradise...how cool is that!

Also interesting are those mugs shown...doesn't that one green mug (19:52ish) look like the Cobra Fang mug that is sitting on the shelf over there at OA? It would make since I guess...




 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2010-07-02 10:51 pm   Permalink

Some more images of the hotel:








Unfortunately, I don't own this brochure, so can't post a larger or clearer image.
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-07-07 10:16 pm   Permalink

ancient newspaper archives
http://news.google.com/archivesearch?q=Hotel+Taharaa&btnG=Search+Archives&hl=en&ned=us&scoring=a

Edit this should filter out the pay per view articles leaving the free links
http://news.google.com/archivesearch?as_q=hotel+taharaa&num=100&hl=en&btnG=Search+Archives&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&ned=us&as_user_ldate=&as_user_hdate=&lr=&as_src=&as_price=p1&as_scoring=a



[ This Message was edited by: martian-tiki 2010-07-07 22:17 ]


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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-07-07 10:27 pm   Permalink

Congrats Martian-tiki! One more post and you will become a tiki socialite. I really admire your sources. You are king at posting Hi-res links and obscure connections. Great research! Respect! Sabu and Dusty too, but that's not new.
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-07-07 10:43 pm   Permalink

Wow....hotel employees on the rampage, forcing guests to leave their rooms...if that doesn't spell the deathblow to a hotel, I don't know what does.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2010-07-07 11:09 pm   Permalink

I just found a matchbook from that hotel last weekend:


Buzzy Out!


 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-07-11 4:21 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-07 22:27, Zeta wrote:
Congrats Martian-tiki! One more post and you will become a tiki socialite. I really admire your sources. You are king at posting Hi-res links and obscure connections. Great research! Respect! Sabu and Dusty too, but that's not new.




Thanks Zeta - I missed the post where it turned over but thanks for alerting me. You are, I'm sure, the Rey of all spanish tiki-dom.


 
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Sophista-tiki
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Posted: 2011-01-27 2:00 pm   Permalink

once again this is my favorite thread

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-09-16 3:29 pm   Permalink

I just got this really nice old news wire photo of the A-Frame and the Tiki at the Taharaa Hotel during the pre-opening phase of the project.






Here is the description on the back of the photo.



It is so cool that this Tiki still survives (even if a little shorter). Maybe we can send Hakalugi over to Tahiti to get it rescued (like the Redondo Beach Barney West)!

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-09-16 4:47 pm   Permalink

Cool pic. Did they trace the outlines for some graphic lay out, you think?

 
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JONPAUL
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From: Venice, California
Posted: 2011-09-16 4:58 pm   Permalink

Aaaarrrrghhh!!
Damn DC!!! ( I'm just upset out of jealousy! ; - ) )
I was watching that!
It's a fine specimen, indeed.
Congrats, man!
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-09-16 5:59 pm   Permalink

Bigbro,

The photo has some blue/purple hi-lights around the A-Frame and Tiki, not sure what the heck it was for but it looks really cool in person.

JonPaul,

Thanks, having started this thread I was especially stoked to have grabbed this beauty. The old photos are the bomb.

DC


 
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