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Oklahoma Trade Winds Motor Hotel Sign on American Pickers
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-12-09 06:58 am   Permalink

Looking at the previous page: How good to see a post with true Tiki science here on TC again, thanks DC!

Perhaps it should be noted that the "Trade Winds" moniker was a very common concept in Pre-Tiki Polynesian pop, not only popular with many motel owners across the United States, but also used for bars and restaurants. The only other one used as much would probably be "The Tropics". One could perhaps start a thread like the "Pago-Pago: All locations under one Roof" here on TC - but that would be a lot of work.

I believe the popularity of the theme hails from this song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6a7L_Xx5Io

ůmade popular by Der Bingle:



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-12-09 2:36 pm   Permalink

The Trade Winds moniker was indeed popular for motels and restaurants. Here is a close up of the neon sign from the Oklahoma locations.




DC


 
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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2013-12-09 4:54 pm   Permalink

Thank you, Tom. That's a pretty clear screen capture. Hopefully, someone can save that sign before it's completely illegible.

 
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Fez Moai
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Posted: 2013-12-09 6:28 pm   Permalink

There was a Trade Winds apartment building in Temple City on Rosemead Blvd. The lettering was taken off, but you can still see the outline on the wall. It is right next to the Kahlua apartments, which has a couple of big tikis in front.

 
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Surfergulfgirl
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Posted: 2014-01-17 08:31 am   Permalink



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-04-30 10:56 pm   Permalink

Found an ad online for the Malihini Room at the Trade Winds.



Nice rendering of the Witco.

DC


 
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