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Don The Beachcomber Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (restaurant)
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11446
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-03-27 08:14 am   Permalink


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


[ 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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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-03-30 6:18 pm   Permalink

Great stuff guys

Another slight variation

Worst sound ever, slurp of an empty tiki mug through my straw!!!

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Posted: 8 days ago; 11:01 am   Permalink

Here is a much better exterior view dated 1967 found on Vintage Las Vegas site


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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 8 days ago; 12:28 pm   Permalink

From Spring 1969. I bet most of the Lemon Hart was going to DTB, and I wouldn't be surprised if they used some the the lobsters, too.

The paper labels on the Lemon hart cases state "Golden Jamaican"

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