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Skipper Frank Kent and Lucille Kent
mangogirl
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Posted: 2012-03-06 6:33 pm   Permalink

OOOPS here is part 2

Happy Day,
Mangogirl


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-03-06 7:38 pm   Permalink

Mangogirl,

That is a great menu, thanks for posting. There is a thread started by Bifcozz in Locating Tiki for The Skipper, you should post those photos there as well.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=22555&forum=2&hilite=skipper

Bifcozz acquired a treasure trove of items from the Skipper Kent estate and listed this time-line of the various restaurants he was involved in:

Frank Kent started the skipper, 3253 adeline st south berkley california with frank bilek

He started the zombie village may 12th 1942 with hafe hafer.

he next started skipper kents we are not sure of the date.

He also started the West indies reno nevado.

next he started the polynesian room at the edgewaterbeach hotel dec 31st 1954

He also had correspondence with the Marmonte hotel chain in santa barbara california about doing skipper kents as a chain.

After he started the Polynesian room at the edgewaterbeach hotel he went on to start the polynesian room at the sommerset hotel in boston.

After that we have cost analysis at 6 different sheraton hotels for doing a skipper kents resturants in the sheraton hotel chain which he ended up giving to steve crane.

Beacause at the same time he was doing this His real estate agent in Hawaii contacted him and told him about a 14.65 acre piece of land was available on the kona coast on the big island of Hawaii. He apparently decided to pursue his dream of the ultamate resort on Hawaii and passed on the sheraton offer. and concentrated on developing his land on the kona coast of which we have the original prospectus of the property.


You can read more here.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=34213&forum=2&vpost=513023&hilite=skipper


Look forward to more of your posts!

DC


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-03-06 8:35 pm   Permalink

Wow, nice summation and timeline there, DC, thank you.

 
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mangogirl
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Posted: 2012-04-07 12:38 pm   Permalink

An arial view of Skipper Kent and Lucille Kent's house in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii!
The big house had Skipper Kent's Library and Office. Filled with artifacts and their entire family history. The little cottage in the back was where Lucille painted and had the girls over for cards and lunch! Skipper and Lucille brought back many plants and Tiki from their travels.

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mangogirl
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Posted: 2012-04-07 1:01 pm   Permalink

Skipper Kent brought back these Tiki from their South Pacific excursions.





But they seemed to be carved out of Marble. Any feed back would be helpful.
Mahalo,
Mangogirl


 
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mangogirl
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Posted: 2012-04-07 1:11 pm   Permalink

A Tiki and a picture of the carver. This Tiki was at Skipper Kents.
Wouldn't it be great to find it 50 years later?


 
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Alii Tiki
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From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2012-04-10 7:32 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-07 12:38, mangogirl wrote:
An arial view of Skipper Kent and Lucille Kent's house in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii!
The big house had Skipper Kent's Library and Office. Filled with artifacts and their entire family history. The little cottage in the back was where Lucille painted and had the girls over for cards and lunch! Skipper and Lucille brought back many plants and Tiki from their travels.

[ This Message was edited by: mangogirl 2012-04-07 12:43 ]

[ This Message was edited by: mangogirl 2012-04-07 12:43 ]



I know exactly where that property is, my cousin lives just a few houses down the road. Thanks for sharing all this history mangogirl !!! Any chance to get a tour of the place sometime?


 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2014-03-11 12:12 pm   Permalink

I found these old screen captures from Skipper Kent's estate sale... some great info in here:





-Trad'r Bill


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2014-03-11 3:27 pm   Permalink

Some pictures from my 2012 visit of Skipper Kent's estate:



The driveway




The house




The view




Me and my son pondering whose rocky grave this might be…




Farewell, Skipper, you shall not be forgotten


 
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