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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-03-27 08:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-03-26 23:03, mrsmiley wrote:
Some more DTB articles from 1962;
November;



December;



[ This Message was edited by: mrsmiley 2015-03-26 23:06 ]




Bunch of old fogeys! Those photos sure show the "establishment" at the time - proving again how Tiki was the playground of the older generation.

That great article still does not explain the WHY of the decor of this weirdest of all the Beachcombers. I think it had to do with the concurrent "Eleganza" style at the time. As Miss Maestas pointed out: People got all ritzy and donned their minks for an elegant evening out, and the Sahara Beachcomber's environment mirrored that. It was THE "Vegas look" - so aptly portrayed in Martin Scorcese's "Casino":



This glitzy place was as far removed from the original hobo/hippie beachcomber character as one can image!

[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2015-03-27 10:59 ]


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-30 6:18 pm   Permalink

Great stuff guys

Another slight variation





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