Don the Beachcomber 1958 Waikiki Tiki Brochure – Rare and Unusual

Ephemera, Prints and Lithography

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Don the Beachcomber was a restaurant and nightclub competitor to Trader Vic’s. It started in California and in 1955 moved to Hawaii on the island of Waikiki. This brochure was with a few others, one of which is a calendar of events and that’s how I dated this as 1958. I’ll be posting the others this week. I love that “Appropriate South Pacific garb required.” No black tie here! You can find postcards, but brochures like this are pretty rare, especially in this shape. document.write(‘You can buy this set now at eBay!‘);You can buy this set now at eBay! Great for all lovers of lounge, Polynesian, Hawaii, and Tiki!

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5 thoughts on “Don the Beachcomber 1958 Waikiki Tiki Brochure – Rare and Unusual

  1. Very cool indeed!! Thanks for letting me know about the post! Awesome to see something like this that was such a great part of 50’s pop culture. Pretty sad Tiki is not so prevalent these days, but it DOES live and thrive among the subculture of enthusiasts.

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  2. When we first moved to Hawaii, Oahu specifically, we lived in Waikiki and we’d hang out at the International Market Place almost every single night. I remember the entrance to this club, but we never went in. The whole Market Place was grand with nightly live entertainment outside. You’d put on your shorts, an Aloha shirt, and a pair of go-aheads and sit in the moonlight and watch the show.

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