My favorite moments in Critiki are when people who saw these places during the golden age of Polynesian Pop with their own eyes share their memories. Now … Continue reading Mementos from a 1960s Mystery Girl at the Luau in Miami Beach
Can’t hold back: these are SUPER SWEET! An unusual collectible item, aren’t we lucky someone held on to these? They are sugar cubes, wrapped with paper … Continue reading Wrapped Sugar Cubes from 1960s Polynesian Restaurants
I had a spot of terrific luck today. My weekly trip to the local Goodwill yielded a special treasure: the soundtrack to South Seas Adventure, the … Continue reading South Seas Adventure—A Description of the Lost Cinerama Film
Before the Kahiki Supper Club in Columbus, Ohio was demolished in 2000, the Tsao family saved much of the decor, with the intention of reopening some … Continue reading Actual Kahiki Fireplace and Moai on eBay
It’s been a hard month. Tiki-Kate was sick for a long time, but she was so darned tough that we couldn’t help but be optimistic that … Continue reading Viva Kate!
A July 2006 Critiki News post about a postcard I’d found from the Waikikian Hotel has something special happening in the comments section. Every few months (including … Continue reading Critiki News Readers Share Memories of the Waikikian
Oh dear… I haven’t spent much time watching Ozzie & Harriet, but based on this 1957 clip I’d say they sure earned that reputation for corniness. If ever there was a party that needed its punch spiked, it’s this weirdly … Continue reading Ozzie & Harriet’s Fancy Luau with Harry Owens