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Tiki on The Waltons
Tikigoob
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Posted: 2011-01-14 5:34 pm   Permalink

In season 6 of The Waltons tv show there is an episode called The Recluse.
Ben Walton moves to Norfolk, Virginia to work in the ship yards, and goes to The Hula Hut.
The first time he goes with a date, and another couple. They are told that there is no rum in the drinks.
The second time he goes with his grandfather who comments that "it could use a touch of the recipe"

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone can ID the tikis... decor... band... location... etc...
Here are some screen captures.








 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2011-01-14 5:45 pm   Permalink

That's a rush!

 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-01-14 6:03 pm   Permalink

Very cool, looks like a set.

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JOHN-O
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Posted: 2011-01-14 7:24 pm   Permalink

Wait a minute !! The Waltons took place in Depression-era America. Could Tiki-style iconography have actually existed prior to the late 1950's ??

 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2011-01-14 7:27 pm   Permalink

Mexican tourist mask on wall, as well as some aboriginal Australian art. Wish I could see the bigger tiki on the floor more clearly.



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Posted: 2011-01-14 7:30 pm   Permalink

The series timeline extended into the WWII era and ended sometime in the late 40's.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2011-01-14 7:32 pm   Permalink

Yes - Season 6 took place from 1939 to 1940, so pretty unrealistic to have tikis in the restaurant. It would have been more of a South Seas club ala Don The Beachcomber.

The set designer obviously didn't read the BOT!


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Beachbumz
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Posted: 2011-01-14 8:37 pm   Permalink

Tried to lighten it up a little but not much luck...


Night John Boy...



 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-01-14 8:40 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Quote:

On 2011-01-14 19:32, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Yes - Season 6 took place from 1939 to 1940, so pretty unrealistic to have tikis in the restaurant. It would have been more of a South Seas club ala Don The Beachcomber.



While Season 6 was set IN THAT TIME, it was FILMED in 1977... so...

Quote:

The set designer obviously didn't read the BOT!



and could not have. Sven's book was years in the future.

From the episode guide -- "After work Ben, Anson, and their dates go to a South Seas style nightclub. Ben is amazed at the appearance and names of the exotic drinks they are served and the dancers that entertain them. After the drinks arrive, Ben’s date makes a toast ‘to Ben’s new world’."
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2011-01-14 8:53 pm   Permalink

<****WHOOOSH****>

that's the sound of my humor flying way over everybody's heads. Sorry about that.

Actually, I had the ring-binder version of the BOT in 1975, so the set-designer still has no excuse.
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Thunderlips
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Posted: 2011-01-14 9:28 pm   Permalink

Guessing the "no rum" thing was due to Prohibition. Otherwise, what the hell?!

Never cared much for The Waltons but will be looking for this episode.

How about Little House On The Prairie? Any tiki on there? Grizzly Adams ?

Aloha, John-Boy.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-01-14 9:39 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-01-14 20:53, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Actually, I had the ring-binder version of the BOT in 1975, so the set-designer still has no excuse.




That was yet another joke by Sabu, FYI
What a far out find! I always had a hard time watching that show, so I never would have noticed this scene - which seems to be the case for many other Tiki archeologists here, for it to go undetected for such a long time.

That aboriginal art on the walls is funny! This studio (which?) must have had a small Polynesian prop department if they had to use those. The Tikis are definitely lightweight props, the one behind the sailor in the grandpa still could be the Peewee's Playhouse Tiki.

This find further proved two things: In TV and movie production, Polynesian restaurants were 99% sets, instead of being shot on location (here they just used one of their farm house interiors, judging by the walls). And the period incorrectness of Tikis shows that at the time of production, designers had not analyzed and defined Tiki style as a genre, it was what it was at the given time.

However, the name of the place is more period-correct....I wanna get a better look at the menu covers!


 
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tikibars
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Posted: 2011-01-14 10:51 pm   Permalink

My main concern here is discovering the name of the actress playing the hula girl.


 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2011-01-14 11:04 pm   Permalink

Now, now, James-bob Teitel-boy. You need to find you a nice, wholesome gal on Walton Mountain.



 
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GROG
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Posted: 2011-01-15 09:39 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-01-14 22:51, tikibars wrote:
My main concern here is discovering the name of the actress playing the hula girl.





GROG second that!


 
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