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More topless tiki bar action: 1966 Tiki Kai NM
Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-12-06 11:11 am   Permalink

I found this in Modern Man July 1966 issue. It says lunch business was slow, so he tried this and food purchases jumped 450%. He tried the same thing in Denver and the cops shut it down quick.








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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2003-12-06 11:45 am   Permalink

That's a five star menu.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-12-06 12:05 pm   Permalink

I neglected to add that the guy being fed is the owner, Harry Jew. Yes, Harry Jew.
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Posted: 2003-12-06 1:00 pm   Permalink



Probably a good place for a stiff drink!


 
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Shipwreckjoey
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Posted: 2003-12-06 1:01 pm   Permalink

Thanks for sharing these great pics Swanky. I used to be a G-man (guns, girls, guts), now I'm strictly a T-man (tikis, tatas and Tiki Kai)!
Mahalo Nui Loa,
SWJ


 
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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2003-12-06 1:16 pm   Permalink

Ok, now this place needs some more documentation!!!!

Some TCer has to start doing some investigating! What happened to the Tikis? Where is Harry Jew? This place is worthy of a memorial!!!

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TikiGardener
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Posted: 2003-12-06 1:21 pm   Permalink

More info...

http://www.gildedserpent.com/articles19/aziza10column902.htm

(you gotta check out this guys band!)


"Starting in 1968 I went on road tours with Guy, his musicians – usually Pete Peterson on drums and Joe Dabney or Bert Pellish on piano – and another girl – a singer or dancer. Our first stop was always Albuquerque, where we appeared at the Tiki Kai Supper Club (which has since burned down). Despite its Polynesian name, the Tiki Kai booked many big name acts from across the spectrum of entertainment, and bellydancing had never before come to New Mexico. It was a very nice restaurant with an adequate stage, but the women’s dressing room had a good-sized hole in the floor, covered insecurely by a rug – a trap for the unwary – I don’t know why they didn’t fix it."

From
http://www.abqjournal.com/venue/personalities/personalities05-30-03.htm

Then, Baker decided to put together his own band and he began touring the country with a show that featured the Polynesian sound that had become popular in post-World War II America, mainly because of returning GIs who had discovered the music. Albuquerque was part of the tour.
Later, in the 1960s, Freddie headlined at the popular Tiki Kai lounge on Central. That's where he first noticed Jane, a member of the Ong family that had owned the Chinatown restaurant on Gold Street in the 1950s. Jane said she already knew who Freddie was, and that her brother-in-law went to Las Vegas, Nev., where Baker was playing, and persuaded him to come to Albuquerque to be part of the Tiki Kai.
"The whole town was alive then," he said with a note of nostalgia.
Of his relationship with Jane, Freddie said, "She's a hard worker, knows the business; I couldn't have done anything without her."
Suddenly, Jane appears at the table. It's time for Freddie to get back on stage.



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FLOUNDERart
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Posted: 2003-12-06 2:01 pm   Permalink

That first one might just be worthy of a frame.
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bamzeno
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Posted: 2003-12-06 2:08 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2003-12-06 14:01, FLOUNDERart wrote:
That first one might just be worthy of a frame.



Caught ya peekin'!

Those photos are great. Thanks for sharing Swanky.
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Posted: 2003-12-06 2:09 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-12-06 14:01, FLOUNDERart wrote:
That first one might just be worthy of a frame.


Love the composition of that second photo.
Could the eyes get any wider?


 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-12-06 3:47 pm   Permalink

A nice compliment to the trend found ealier here
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Maori_man
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Posted: 2003-12-06 4:54 pm   Permalink

Okay, how geeky is this? I was checking out the lamp on the table and the decore in the background............Oh and the girls are nice also.......

 
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Klas
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Posted: 2003-12-06 5:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2003-12-06 14:01, FLOUNDERart wrote:

That first one might just be worthy of a frame.


Cool pics! I also especially like the first one but the magazine text in small type kind of ruined it, so I simply edited it out



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ZuluMagoo
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Posted: 2003-12-06 11:39 pm   Permalink

Here's a previous thread with some pictures

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=4289&forum=1

I have a few newspaper articles from the Denver papers when they tried the topless thing up here, all of the waitresses got 'busted'.


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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-12-07 08:33 am   Permalink

To set the record straight, the article says Harry was the owner of both the Tiki Kai in NM and Denver. Only in NM was the topless thing allowed.
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