Tiki Madness!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
 
Tiki Madness! - Tiki, Tiki Party, Hawaiian, Hawaii, Cheeky Tiki Gi
Tiki Madness!  [4090 Page Views]
1959 Tiki culture in the United States began in 1934...


Cheeky Tiki Girl
Happy and friendly, I'm a cup 1/2 full kind of person!
View Profile | Photos | View Friends | Email | Add Friend | All Pages |
Add to Favorites | Comment




     URL:
Embed:

  Similar Pages Browse All Fan Pages

My Little Beagles! ... Profile audio or soundbites!
Creation Date: 5/2/2007
Last Updated: 5/15/2007

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2281
CINEMABOY
View CINEMABOY's Profile Page
Invaders From Mars!! ...
Creation Date: 6/3/2007
Last Updated: 1/7/2009

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2389
Mark Taormino
View Mark Taormino's Profile Page
Space Sunrise ...
Creation Date: 3/23/2007
Last Updated: 4/26/2009

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 1848
Captain Kirk
View Captain Kirk's Profile Page
Michelle~~Land^^ ...
Creation Date: 10/8/2008
Last Updated: 1/14/2009

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2028
Michelle
View Michelle's Profile Page
My Big Fat Greek Wedding! ...
Creation Date: 5/15/2007
Last Updated: 5/30/2007

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2308
CINEMABOY
View CINEMABOY's Profile Page
ANGELS ...
Creation Date: 6/18/2007
Last Updated: 6/19/2007

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 1851
The Cat Lady
View The Cat Lady's Profile Page
Myself Meow ...
Creation Date: 1/13/2009
Last Updated: 2/8/2009

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 1635
StephanieMeow
View StephanieMeow's Profile Page
Cheeky's Tiki Mug Collection ...
Creation Date: 5/17/2007
Last Updated: 5/19/2007

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2689
Cheeky Tiki Girl
View Cheeky Tiki Girl's Profile Page
Model Railroading ... Profile audio or soundbites!
Creation Date: 5/15/2007
Last Updated: 5/26/2007

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2101
CINEMABOY
View CINEMABOY's Profile Page
More Art Work ...
Creation Date: 7/29/2009
Last Updated: 10/23/2010

Page Category: Other
Page Views: 2725
Alan Chamberlain
View Alan Chamberlain's Profile Page
Cheeky Tiki Girl has [11] Friends [ View All ]
 

Ria ...

   

Mark Taorm ...

   

CINEMABOY ...

   

Mr. Blonde ...


 
 

Lord Vader ...


   

Magenta ...


   

Captain Ki ...

   

Filthy Pir ...


 
 

Dark Haire ...

   

♥Mel ...

   

Robb ...

 
 

glitter textglitter textglitter textglitter textglitter textglitter text glitter textglitter textglitter textglitter text glitter textglitter textglitter textglitter text myspace


Tiki Culture in the United States began with the opening of Don the Beachcomber, a Polynesian-themed bar and restaurant in Hollywood. The proprietor was Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gantt, a young man from Louisiana who had sailed throughout the South Pacific; later he legally changed his name to Donn Beach.



His restaurant featured Cantonese cuisine and exotic rum punches, with a decor of flaming torches, rattan furniture, flower leis, and brightly colored fabrics. Three years later, Victor Bergeron, better known as Trader Vic, adopted a Tiki theme for his restaurant in Oakland, which eventually grew to become a worldwide chain.



When American soldiers returned home from World War II, they brought with them stories and souvenirs from the South Pacific.

MySpace Glitter Graphics><BR><BR>James Michener won the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for his collection of short stories, Tales of the South Pacific, which in turn was the basis for South Pacific, the 1949 musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, also a Pulitzer Prize winner. <BR><BR><a href=

Americans fell in love with their romanticized version of an exotic culture, and Polynesian design began to infuse every aspect of the country's visual aesthetic, from home accessories to architecture.



Soon came integration of the idea into music by artists like Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, and Martin Denny, who blended the Tiki idea through jazz augmented with Polynesian, Asian, and Latin instruments and "tropical" themes creating the Exotica genre. This music blended the elements of Afro-Cuban rhythms, unusual instrumentations, environmental sounds, and lush romantic themes from Hollywood movies, topped off with evocative titles like "Jaguar God", into a cultural hybrid native to nowhere.



There were two primary strains of this kind of exotica: Jungle and Tiki. Jungle exotica was a Hollywood creation, with its roots in Tarzan movies and further back, to William Henry Hudson's novel Green Mansions. Les Baxter was the king of jungle exotica, and spawned a host of imitators while opening the doors for a few more genuine articles such as Chaino, Thurston Knudson, and Guy Warren.

Tiki exotica was introduced with Martin Denny's Waikiki nightclub combo cum jungle noises cover of Baxter's Quiet Village. Tiki rode a wave of popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s marked by the entrance of Hawaii as the 50th state in 1959 and the introduction of Tiki hut cocktail bars and restaurants around the continental United States.

Tiki exotica has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, and Tiki mugs and torches that once collected dust in thrift stores are now hot items, largely because of their camp value.

Comment's For Page "Tiki Madness!" Add Comment
Displaying 1 - 11 of Cheeky Tiki Girl's Comments... Add Comment   |  View All Comments


Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


6/1/2007 12:28:45 PM



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/27/2007 9:23:19 PM



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/20/2007 5:11:10 PM



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/16/2007 11:56:22 AM



Magenta


Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/12/2007 1:52:21 PM



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/12/2007 12:20:38 PM



Mr. Blonde


Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/8/2007 7:12:01 PM

Hey, kiddo... Have a great day! Stay sexy! ;)



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/8/2007 6:37:10 PM



Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/8/2007 12:58:38 PM



♥Mellissa Kay♥

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/7/2007 2:12:36 PM

Great page,so informative!!:)


Mark Taormino

Email ] [ Add Friend ]
Photos ] [ Pages ]
Add Comment ] [ Back to Top ]



 


5/7/2007 7:00:15 AM

Wow! What a great page! :) Let me know if you need anything!

http://www.glittertextgraphics.com - glitter text

glitter graphics