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#54
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Posted: 2004-02-01 10:29 am   Permalink

Has this place been fogotton? I used the search and came up blank. Any pictures or information?

 
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emspace
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Posted: 2004-02-01 11:15 am   Permalink

Which Seven Seas dude? There was one in Edmonton (where Sweet Daddy Tiki and I are from), but I don't see where you're from so cannot guess..

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em.


 
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#54
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Posted: 2004-02-01 12:08 pm   Permalink

Hollywood? L.A.? Thank you. Any information would help. I read about it on the Tiki Ti website this mornings.

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Posted: 2004-02-01 4:28 pm   Permalink

This is not the Seven Seas you're looking for #54, sorry about that, it's the one that used to be in Edmonton, mentioned by emspace above:


in 1948


at a different location in the early '60s.

Neither location was 'tiki' but the first location had a fabulous "Eames, atomic, retro space age" lounge and the second location had "Polynesian lite" decor in the dining room with some tapa cloth on the walls and a few large vaguely exotic masks.

Swizzles:

fairly common.


rare.

Sorry to highjack this thread. Hope you find what you're looking for.

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#54
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Posted: 2004-02-01 9:46 pm   Permalink

No, it's ok. SDaddyT. Thanks you for the information. Maybe the Book of Tiki Sven K. might know something. Someone has got to know something. I guess Ray #1 used to pour tiki drinks there. From reading the Tiki Ti sight today. I know someone who said they used to dance there in the 80's. But the Tiki Ti website says something like the 60's was tiki.

 
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fatuhiva
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Posted: 2004-02-01 10:11 pm   Permalink

there's one in tempe, arizona that'll get you a rub'n'tug for about $275

 
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Humuhumu
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Posted: 2004-02-01 11:05 pm   Permalink

Bob Brooks' Seven Seas was at 6904 Hollywood Blvd here in LA. It's on the Walk of Fame; there's a tourist shop in the spot now.

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Cultjam
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Posted: 2004-02-01 11:12 pm   Permalink

There's a WHAT in Tempe???

oh.


 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2004-02-02 10:49 pm   Permalink

Bob Brooks SEVEN SEAS was right across from the Chinese Theater. It has been written about by Jim Heimann and others (I mentioned it in "Taboo-The Art Of Tiki"). Here's a clip from the upcoming Taschen L.A. guide for which I wrote the Polynesian Pop chapter:

"Bob Brooks had discovered the artistic talent of the painter Edgar Leeteg in Tahiti and decorated his whole establishment with the native portraits of this “Rembrandt of black velvet painting”. He also installed the first “Rain on the roof” effect over his bar, and his Polynesian floor shows were accompanied by Sam Koki and Band, who had played on Bing Crosby’s hit recording of “Sweet Leilani”."

I gave the author of the "Leeteg of Tahiti" book a giant Seven Seas postcard and a B&W photo of Bob Brooks with an unknown band for the interview with Otto part (p.60/61)


 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2004-02-03 07:10 am   Permalink

There was a teen-age dance club called the Seven Seas in Hollywood in the '80s, & there was a dance club in the location of the old Seven Seas nightclub, but I can't remember if they were the same club. I was interning @ KROQ back then & had to go to clubs with the DJs for apearances sometimes. I remember that they were standard '80s dance club decor, no Tiki.
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-02-03 12:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-02-02 22:49, bigbrotiki wrote:Here's a clip from the upcoming Taschen L.A. guide for which I wrote the Polynesian Pop chapter



Any idea when the book will be coming out?
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-02-03 2:22 pm   Permalink

Mike Sr. was telling me about the Seven Seas last week at the Tiki Ti. He said it eventually got taken over by the mob and there was drug running out of the place. It was de-tiki'd over the years, and I think there was ultimately a murder there or some such. I was a few Mistakes in when he told me the story, so I don't remember all the details. Can someone else fill in?

 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2004-02-03 7:01 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-02-03 07:10, freddiefreelance wrote:
[T]here was a dance club in the location of the old Seven Seas nightclub . . ., I remember that they were standard '80s dance club decor, no Tiki.




A good (over 21) dance club - good vibe, although the interior did not have any tiki. I used to go there in my clubbing days on certain nights.


 
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bongofury
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From: Ventura County
Posted: 2004-02-04 10:09 pm   Permalink

Hope these pics help you #54......



Sorry for the poor pic, looks like at some point it may have changed to "Ray Haller's 7 Seas"

One of my favorite menus......surfboard shape on what seems like verrry thin (and fragile)wood...lotsa rum drinks


 
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bongofury
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Posted: 2004-02-12 10:30 pm   Permalink

In the movie "Wonderland" there is a mention of the Seven Seas. The movie is about porn star John Holmes (Val Kilmer) involvement in a robbery and the brutal slayings of 4 people in 1981. In one scene the police are talking about Eddie Nash (whose house was robbed) and said that he came to this country in the early 1950s and had a hotdog cart near the Seven Seas and by 1960, owned the Seven Seas before selling it and buying nightclubs (1 was the infamous Starwood where many a hard rock band got their start). Any more info out there?

 
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