||Oklahoma Trade Winds Motor Hotel Sign on American Pickers
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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:
ůmade popular by Der Bingle:
Joined: Nov 16, 2007
From: Santa Barbara, CA
|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.
Joined: Apr 11, 2007
|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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Joined: Dec 01, 2013
From: Parts unknown
|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.
Joined: Jan 17, 2014
|Posted: 2014-01-17 08:31 am  Permalink|
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