Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Los Angeles
|Posted: 2003-05-15 9:02 pm  Permalink|
"What kind of a bribe is a dollar-ninety-eight-cent tiki?!"
Many mahalos to a bunch of you who expressed your enjoyment of the Hawaiian Eye screening. As always, Jody and I were happy to present this Saturday night "tradition" at another Tiki Oasis. Every year we learn something new which makes the "Dive-In" Movie better the following year. (Important lessons learned this year are: we need a bigger bedsheet screen, and a new location for the projector FAR away from the edge of the pool - both the movie and Doug Nason's slides got badly splashed by some rowdy swimmers this year!) But what made this year especially unforgettable for me was the incredible gift of the Hawaiian Eye Tiki by Dawna the TALENTED and AMAZING tiki carver. The replica is just perfect and I must say a very heartfelt THANK YOU to Dawna (if she reads this site) and to my friend Sven for pulling it together and making one of the COOLEST things I've ever seen, much less ever OWNED!
Though it never won an Emmy (for kinda obvious reasons), Hawaiian Eye is the Tiki TV Classic of the 1950s and 60s - and it's only made better by watching it with such a fun bunch of people under the desert stars at the Caliente tropics swimming pool!