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"The Tikis," Monterey Park, CA
1961surf
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Joined: May 03, 2007
Posts: 1930
From: Newport Beach, Ca .
Posted: 2010-06-20 10:47 am   Permalink

I have always been amazed by this place , and that someone way back then had the vision,
the money and the ingenuity to bring such a cool place to fruition.I was born in the
wrong era for sure.Thanks for posting that brochure DC I tried to win it .


 
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carlosrossi
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Joined: Mar 02, 2010
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From: los angeles, california
Posted: 2010-07-16 11:08 am   Permalink

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160379532530&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

someone is selling off this little piece of history! If I had the money to throw around, I would purchase this in a heartbeat!

from the ebay listing:
THE TIKIS

ORIGINAL VINTAGE

RESTAURANT BAR

RESTROOM SIGN



This is an ORIGINAL VINTAGE SIGN from the TIKIS BAR & RESTAURANT. I bought this from DANNY BALZ on the SVEN KIRSTEN Expedition to the TIKIS as seen on Page 13 of THE BOOK OF TIKI.

The Tikis was a large entertainment complex with Bar & Restaurant, elaborately landscaped with tikis and volcanos, and featuring a polynesian show. The Tikis could accomodate groups up to 1,500, and was able to entertain up to 3,000 people in one night. Sometime after 1970, owner Danny Balsz divorced his wife, Doris Samson, and The Tikis closed. Balsz attempted to recreate The Tikis in nearly Lake Elsinore, but he was never able to reopen

ITEM is MADE OF WOOD and HAND PAINTED and is 23 x 12 inches and in AS SEEN Condition (PLEASE SEE PHOTO) .

USA Buyer pays $25.00 DELIVERY CONFIRMATION PRIORITY First CLASS Air MAIL & Handling fee.
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2710
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-07-16 11:15 am   Permalink

That's Dug Miller....
He's had it for sale for months...Too expensive if you ask me.


 
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carlosrossi
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Joined: Mar 02, 2010
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From: los angeles, california
Posted: 2010-07-16 11:31 am   Permalink

ah, that's unfortunate. Thanks for the tip.

 
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Psycho Tiki D
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Joined: Oct 13, 2006
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2010-07-16 2:52 pm   Permalink






 
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TikiG
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Joined: Jun 17, 2008
Posts: 1545
From: Riverside, California
Posted: 2010-07-16 3:32 pm   Permalink

I'm confused...

I know Dug has had this piece up for sale for a long time (on eBay)

I was under the impression that this sign came from the Tikis in Lake Elsinore.

Now it seems the sign's sales description implies this sign was from the Monterey Park Tikis location.

What's up?


 
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kiara
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Joined: Apr 06, 2005
Posts: 114
Posted: 2010-07-16 6:47 pm   Permalink

That sign was from both locations.
1. I can't believe Dug is selling it
2. I can't believe it's been sitting on ebay so long.
This is the real thing, I just have never been able to find
a photo of them in situ.
Here's sign #2


 
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kiara
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Posted: 2010-07-16 6:49 pm   Permalink




 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-09-26 09:20 am   Permalink

What a great sign , surprising that it has still not sold. I guess the price of $249 is too steep for today's tough economic times.

I just picked up a very early version of the Tikis Matchbook in black and white.





This rendering from The Tikis ended up on a sculpture and postcard at the Tahiti Motel in Miami Beach, Florida.








DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-10-02 8:38 pm   Permalink

Some mug sightings from The Tikis.

A barrel mug




And this little guy that I had only seen used at Johnny Quong's - without a lid?






This must be rare as the bottom is marked from the San Gabriel location.




DC


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-11-13 9:37 pm   Permalink

I picked up this giant postcard showing the entertainment scene around the giant 85-foot volcano at the Tikis.






The description on the back of the card.


Also a photo of the entertainment troupe that I found on-line.




DC


 
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JONPAUL
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Joined: Jan 12, 2010
Posts: 134
From: Venice, California
Posted: 2013-01-16 7:56 pm   Permalink

Ever seen a fold-out business card?




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61Tbird
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Joined: Oct 26, 2012
Posts: 3
Posted: 2014-05-04 8:20 pm   Permalink

Digging up this ancient thread to share what I found today at the Pasadena City College Flea Market.
No lid,but I'm not sure if it had one to begin with.








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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2851
Posted: 2014-05-05 06:35 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-07-16 18:49, kiara wrote:





I would like to see a photo of the Quiet Village sign in this photo.
Now THAT looks like the Kahiki signs that they had in the old Kahiki.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2014-05-05 09:59 am   Permalink

It is, Skip. I don't remember how Kiara got it. It'll be in my new book below the B&W photo you got me.



 
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