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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2014-07-30 4:26 pm   Permalink

Interesting Tiki mask in this Trader Vic's ad.



Don't recall ever seeing one like this before at a Trader Vic's.

DC


 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2014-07-30 5:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2014-07-30 16:26, Dustycajun wrote:
Interesting Tiki mask in this Trader Vic's ad.



Don't recall ever seeing one like this before at a Trader Vic's.

DC


Interesting closeup/resampling of the usual Vics logo...



...which I had completely overlooked as being a FEMALE until mentioned by Sven and confirmed by Jonpaul
here.

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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-08-01 07:09 am   Permalink

We were driving by the corner of Wiltshire and Santa Monica last night and where Trader Vics used to be is completely torn down and gone. I am pretty sure the fabulous old Bullock's building is also torn down.

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-08-01 08:37 am   Permalink

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On 2014-08-01 07:09, hiltiki wrote:
We were driving by the corner of Wiltshire and Santa Monica last night and where Trader Vics used to be is completely torn down and gone. I am pretty sure the fabulous old Bullock's building is also torn down.



Did you mean the Robinson's Department Store? It was next to Trader Vic's and it was torn down this past week along with Trader Vic's. You can see the Beverly Hilton in the background of the picture.
I hope the old Bullock's Wilshire is never torn down. It's too much of a landmark.



A sterile looking Waldorf Astoria will replace the 2 landmarks. They certainly didn't reference the New York Waldorf Astoria in designing the new hotel.



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Onyx_Noir
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Posted: 2014-08-01 09:31 am   Permalink

Bullocks Wilshire is owned by Southwestern Law school. They use it as their library and part of their campus. It's still very much there, and once a year there are tours available. http://www.swlaw.edu/campus/building/summerday
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hiltiki
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Posted: 2014-08-01 6:46 pm   Permalink

Oy! I meant to say Robinson's....

 
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tikilongbeach
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Posted: 2014-12-16 10:09 am   Permalink

1986 menu from the LAPL archives.


















 
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clayfran
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Posted: 2015-06-12 08:27 am   Permalink

Undated photo from a FB group specializing in vintage LA photos.



 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2015-10-20 2:41 pm   Permalink

Picked up this somewhat rare postcard of the Garden Room at the Trader Vic's in Beverly Hills.




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Or Got Rum?
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2016-02-05 1:29 pm   Permalink

From a restaurant design book....The Traders when it opened. Sven, to answer your question (or jog your memory ) from 2011 post...it was Adelbert Clements who carved 8 Tikis for the restaurant.



 
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tikicoma
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Posted: 2017-01-19 12:22 am   Permalink

"Carving tiki sculpture for the Beverly Hilton"



The smaller of the two seen here in Sabu's post from page 2 of this thread.



 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2017-01-19 5:00 pm   Permalink

Look at the SIZE of that clam shell!!

 
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Luckydesigns
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Posted: 2017-01-19 5:04 pm   Permalink

Did we ever find out what happened to that giant tiki out front of the original Beverly Hilton TVs?
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2017-02-03 4:24 pm   Permalink

The Trader Vic's Lounge at the Beverly Hilton near the pool closed just in the past few days. It's former space has simply been added to the hotel's existing "Circa 55" restaurant. Trader Vic's is down to only two locations in the USA.

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-02-03 6:02 pm   Permalink

So sad.... Another legacy closure. I wonder if they slowly slipped into obscurity due to intense competition in their market, or if it was just time for a change in that location. The restaurant biz is tough. Sometimes even being awesome doesn't guarantee success.

 
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