Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2014-01-27 10:38 pm  Permalink|
Tiki was popular in 1964 - but with WHO: The Frances Langfords and Nixons…
…the old guard, the so-called establishment, who could not understand that their children were demonstrating against the Vietnam war. Here is a 1965 LOOK magazine cover featuring a bathing beauty on Waikiki Beach:
Note that she is NOT a Hula Girl. Read the headlines: Honululu - Trouble in Paradise…What caused the California campus revolt…The Future of the FBI...
The times were changing. The Polynesian pop cliches were wearing thin, palm trees and native huts were burning from American Napalm, and American soldiers were not seen as the same heroes they had been in the Pacific: The My Lai massacre shocked the nation, and brought back memories of Wounded Knee, and the mistreatment of native cultures in general. The time for exoticism was over. This button says it all: