Don the Beachcomber 1958 Waikiki Tiki Brochure – Rare and Unusual

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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. Great for all lovers of lounge, Polynesian, Hawaii, and Tiki!

5 Responses “Don the Beachcomber 1958 Waikiki Tiki Brochure – Rare and Unusual”

  1. Darrin says:

    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.

  2. Bunchie says:

    Great stuff! Looking forward to the other posts. Bet those steaks were yummy

  3. Tattered and Lost says:

    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.

  4. Sounds ideal. Thanks for coming by and commenting!


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