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The Beachcomber, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (restaurant)
TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-01-14 12:00 pm   Permalink

found this at the library in the old phone books!



 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2010-01-14 12:36 pm   Permalink

Tikiville,

Great ad! Interesting to see that the Beachcomber also borrowed the tiki mask/torch/shield design from the Leilani for the ad copy.




Did you find any other phone book ads for other unknown Tiki restaurants? If so, add them to the Canadian Tiki thread.

Thanks

DC


 
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TabooDan
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Joined: Jul 18, 2004
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2010-01-14 3:10 pm   Permalink

Cool find there TikiVille!!
I bet there are a few more Ads in those books to be found. Almost every year the Beachcomber was here in Vancouver there was an Ad for it. Most of the Ads were the same designs though. I found quite a few different restaurants that were tropical in name when I went through a bunch of old phone books so who knows what you may find. Keep hunting!!

This Ad you posted is really cool as it has their logo Tiki drawn on the left side and then an obviously copied piece of art from another Tiki establishment.
Great Ad!!
What year did you get this one out of??
I am thinking it is an early one as it is quite original for the Beachcombers Ads (Even though they did copy some of their art). I mean, most of the Ad's are the same with the logo Tiki on them.

I gotta say DC, your idea of the Leilani is close but I gotta say it's much more like the Kon Tiki Sign from Tucson, Arizona:




It has the same style of Mask, Torches, and the background even has the same cross-like style. Less of course the Kon Tiki name!
Guess the Beachcombers artist either paid a visit or saw a menu or something from the Kon Tiki.

Mahalo, TabooDan

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-14 3:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-14 15:10, TabooDan wrote: Less of course the Kon Tiki name!
Guess the Beachcombers artist either paid a visit or saw a menu or something from the Kon Tiki.



Yeah, like this one:



Aaah, I'm so proud of my Urban Archeologists, ping-ponging each other!

This menu rendering has been in use there until fairly recently (still is?), in various color combinations. I even got a T-shirt with it there.


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2010-01-14 4:24 pm   Permalink

I stand corrected, the Kon Tiki it is. Thanks for the clarrification. What did Uncle Trav call that? The Tiki Transmission Tradition!

Sven that sounds like a cool shirt, post it on Zeta's T-Shirt thread.

DC

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-14 5:52 pm   Permalink

"The Chain of Tiki Transmission", also....(a term I took from the Sufis), as a more polite term than "Rip Off" for the re-use of a logo Tiki from restaurant to restaurant

Ouh man, the T-shirt thread, that's a whole PROJECT in my closet.


 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-02-13 06:13 am   Permalink

Here is another table card and the matchbook I received from TabooDan to add to the thread. I wonder why more mugs from these locations don't show up?






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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2010-02-13 10:53 am   Permalink

I've never seen a mug labeled for The Beachcomber. From this photo, it looks like they at least used a coconut mug and a PMP Peanut mug:

Their drink menu shows these and a few more interesting-looking mugs, the likes of which I've never seen in the wild. My guess is that their mugs weren't marked in any way for the Beachcomber. For all I know, one or two in my collection could very well have come from there. It's too bad - that's probably the only thing that separates them from most of the famous American Tiki temples. I've yet to find any trace of the wooden S&Ps that were found on every table, although I believe SDT managed to get his hands on one of those lamps!


 
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TIKIVILLE
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Joined: Sep 22, 2008
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From: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Posted: 2010-06-11 10:07 am   Permalink

OH BOY!!!!


( found in a "BILLY'S GUIDE" Edmonton hand out magazine 1975)


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-01-22 06:32 am   Permalink

Here is a napkin from the Beachcomber.



And another ad from Edmonton.



It just struck me that the Beachcomber Tiki looks a little like the Popular Mechanics hobbyist Tiki!



DC


 
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