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Mai-Kai History Presentation at the Mai-Kai! with vintage movie debut!
Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 5065
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-04-10 08:39 am   Permalink

We are down to the wire now! Did the preview in the Hideaway for my presentation and even those who saw it before in the Tiki Oasis version were impressed with the new one. A lot more info and story.

At this point I have about 13 former Mai-Kai staff ranging from Mystery Girls of the 1950s and 60s to a manager from 1957 to of course performers and Maitre d'. You can meet the people whose stories I am telling and maybe hear stories from their mouth's I can't tell. Johnny and Ed's good friend who brought the Mystery Girl to the Tonight Show, and was shipwrecked on a deserted island with Jayne Mansfield!

Come on out and revel in the greatest Tiki bar on earth and here the great stories that will make you appreciate more than you can imagine!
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2012-04-17 5:45 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2012-01-05 09:38, Swanky wrote:

Ann Campbell...


Is that her hand wrapped around that drink? Sorry for asking, but I can't figure out what I'm seeing - those look like the world's longest fingers.

In any case, this sounds great, wish we were there for it.

-Randy


 
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
Posts: 697
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-04-17 9:07 pm   Permalink

We're really looking forward to this!

And we're also happy to be sharing our research at the symposium on which 30 cocktails on The Mai-Kai menu are descendants of Don the Beachcomber drinks.

So you can plan your imbibing accordingly.

Mahalo!
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Hurricane Hayward
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Joined: Jun 07, 2008
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From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
Posted: 2012-04-20 5:05 pm   Permalink

Mahalo Swanky, the presentation was fantastic!





 
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Q-tiki
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Joined: Sep 22, 2011
Posts: 199
From: East TN
Posted: 2012-04-21 08:43 am   Permalink

Sounds like it was a hit! Nice job Swanky.



 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-04-23 07:53 am   Permalink

Many people told me brought them to tears, which I took as a good sign!

I have been asked to do it again in other venues, as part of various historical presentations. Will let you know when and where you will have the chance to see it again.
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jokeiii
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Joined: Sep 18, 2010
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From: Miami
Posted: 2012-04-23 1:14 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-23 07:53, Swanky wrote:
Many people told me brought them to tears, which I took as a good sign!

I have been asked to do it again in other venues, as part of various historical presentations. Will let you know when and where you will have the chance to see it again.




The Mai-Kai should sell Swanky's talk as a DVD!
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-04-23 5:33 pm   Permalink

That's what I was thinking - a DVD! So when is the show coming to the West Coast?

DC


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7479
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-04-24 04:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-04-23 17:33, Dustycajun wrote:
That's what I was thinking - a DVD! So when is the show coming to the West Coast?

DC



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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2012-04-24 10:07 am   Permalink

The presentation has changed so much since Oasis, that is does not compare. And it will continue to evolve.

I did Oasis as part of a vacation really and probably will not be back. I don't have the time and money for the trip.

There are possibilities for more Lauderdale showings and maybe NY, Hawaii or Columbus in the future. We'll see. Find me a sponsor and I'm there.

In the meantime, I must get the book going and get it published. Pablus and I discussed a documentary, but I really don't have the time for that right now either. I do want to get some interviews in the can while those folks are with us...
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-04-24 4:17 pm   Permalink

bOOk!!!

 
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Chip and Andy
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From: Corner table, Molokai Lounge, Mai-Kai.
Posted: 2012-04-24 5:30 pm   Permalink

More pix please!

 
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jokeiii
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From: Miami
Posted: 2012-04-24 5:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-24 16:17, RevBambooBen wrote:
bOOk!!!



Book is good too. Book & DVD (or...oooooh...Blu-Ray) would be even better.
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2962
Posted: 2012-04-27 6:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2012-04-24 17:30, Chip and Andy wrote:
More pix please!



Yeah what he said!!
Swanky I wish we could have been there.
Your presentation sounds like it was great!
On the Mai Kai you and Tiki Killki are the go to people.
Both of you are the keepers of all things Mai Kai.
If you make it to Columbus we will be there for sure.
Great job.


 
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Tiki Diablo
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Joined: Jun 24, 2002
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From: socal
Posted: 2012-04-27 8:43 pm   Permalink

loved the preview!

 
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