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Does anyone know about the Kapu-Kai in CA?
kapu_kai_son
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Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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Posted: 2013-10-16 2:27 pm   Permalink

Been awhile, but I wanted to revisit everyone here to share our finished video. As with many video projects, it had several 'ups and downs' but the finished video is something I'm pleased with.

http://www.satoauto.com/odds-and-ends/2013/9/5/the-kapu-kai.html

I'd like to thank Sven, Bosko, Jeff and everyone else who donated their time to help with this story. -Colin


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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3109
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2013-10-16 5:58 pm   Permalink

Very interesting video. Very well done.

 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 706
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2013-10-16 8:05 pm   Permalink

Really enjoyed the video. It's a great introductory to the world of tiki. It would be a good piece to show to people who are not "in the know".

It must have been quite the experience investigating this chapter of your family's history. Congrats on creating this.


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8893
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-10-16 8:15 pm   Permalink

Great doc. Thanks for doing it, and sharing with us.

Jeff btd


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11158
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-10-16 8:31 pm   Permalink

The things I love about this video are that it gives Tiki a human face by showing how it related to the lives of an American family. Also that it talks about the early early Tiki revival activities of us few nerds out there. But most of all that it makes the aspect of urban archeology comprehensible. Very few of the Tiki docus out there have touched on that, and the fact that this kind of intelligence gathering was the basis for all the partying and drinking that ensued since then.

Colin, I really dig the slideshow below, your folks must have felt like the coolest kids on the block back then



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-10-16 8:37 pm   Permalink

This film is also a great example of how Tiki Central can function as a gathering place of information about lost Tiki palaces. If you go back to page 1, you can see how this documentary is a direct result of the united postings on this thread.

 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2013-10-16 8:49 pm   Permalink

This thread yes!!!!

Facebook, no!



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-10-16 10:59 pm   Permalink

Most amazing! Mahaloz to all

 
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chrisandsarahb
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Joined: Aug 22, 2009
Posts: 556
From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-10-17 12:20 pm   Permalink

Amazing Documentary! I live literally a few blocks from where the Kapu Kai used to be (sadly, its now an Albertsons) Across the street, parts of the Thomas Winery still exist as a restaurant and coffee bar.

Bravo on this labor of love! I found myself wanting to hear more stories from the Kapu Kai when it was running, and less about the aftermath Discovery.

On a side note, I have been searching for one of the Kapu Kai bucket mugs for years. Every time I'm in a junktique, antique store, I plow through all the Harvey's bucket mugs hoping to discover that hidden Kapu Kai.


 
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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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From: SOCAL
Posted: 2013-10-17 12:55 pm   Permalink

I really enjoyed that video!

 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5819
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2013-10-17 1:22 pm   Permalink

WOW!
Excellent job Colin. A++
Thanks for doing that.
Your parents looked like they were a pretty hipped couple back in the day.

Long live the memory of the Kapu Kai!


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2368
From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2013-10-17 3:21 pm   Permalink

Kudos on an excellent documentary Colin! I wish I could have seen it in it's full glory, especially considering I grew up in the Inland Empire.


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SBJiminyC
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Joined: Aug 30, 2012
Posts: 40
Posted: 2013-10-17 4:17 pm   Permalink

Thanks for posting this Colin!
Great job on the documentary. Like Sven said, the way you edited it, did a nice job of explaining the concept of urban archaeology.

Aloha

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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 229
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-10-17 10:41 pm   Permalink

Wow! How fantastic and nice to see it all come full circle. My hat goes off to the original pioneers of Tiki Central and their Urban Archaeological explorations. Nice to see it all pay off.

 
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kapu_kai_son
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Joined: Dec 15, 2007
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Posted: 2013-10-18 01:21 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-10-17 12:20, chrisandsarahb wrote:
I found myself wanting to hear more stories from the Kapu Kai when it was running, and less about the aftermath Discovery.


I do expect this comment, especially here. However, although we set out to talk more about the place in operation, the reality is that there are few left who actually remember it firsthand. I suppose that Murphy's Law will have everyone come out of the woodwork now, but at the time we were making this, there were few people available to talk to about it.

BUT, thank you for taking the time to watch a ~30 minute film! And thanks for all the kind words from everyone else here. There were so many people to thank for their assistance that it's hard to know where to start!


 
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