Vintage postcards let us see what Polynesian restaurants looked like, menus let us see what they were eating, recipes let us taste what they were drinking, … Continue reading What Music Was Played in Polynesian Restaurants and Tiki Bars?
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
As you may have heard, Otto’s Shrunken Head in New York was hit by a fire a short time ago. The fire did some pretty serious … Continue reading Great Moments in Otto’s Shrunken Head
2001… it feels like just yesterday, it feels like a lifetime ago. I had just purchased a new home, and wanted to do something totally immersive … Continue reading Swank Vinyl Exotica I & II, Now Free
There was a day a few years ago when suddenly the sky got a little bluer, the air smelled a little fresher, the birds trilled a … Continue reading The Sweet Hollywaiians
It’s time once again for tiki movies at the Egyptian! This has been an annual event for the past few years, and I’m always sad to … Continue reading Los Angeles: Tiki Luau Nights at the Egyptian Theater
I’ve never been to Boston — and that’s all changing, thanks to Waitiki and Beachbum Berry. That’s the one-two punch that’s got me hopping on the … Continue reading Boston: An Exotic Beantown Sippin’ Safari