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Author Henderson, Jason, author.

Title California Tiki [electronic resource] : A History of Polynesian Idols, Pineapple Cocktails and Coconut Palm Trees / Jaso Henderson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Arcadia Publishing Inc., [2018]


Description 1 online resource (126 pages)
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Summary After World War II, suburbs proliferated around California cities as returning soldiers traded in their uniforms for business suits. After-hours leisure activities took on an island-themed sensuality that bloomed from a new fascination with Polynesia and Hawaii. Movies and television shows filmed in Malibu and Burbank urged viewers to escape everyday life with the likes of Gidget and Hawaiian Eye. Restaurants like Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's sprang up to answer the demand for wild cocktails and even wilder decor. The culture -- a strange hodgepodge of idols, torches, lush greenery and colorful drinks -- beckoned men and women to lose themselves in exotic music and surf tunes. Authors Jason Henderson and Adam Foshko explore the state's midcentury fascination with all things Tiki.
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Subject Polynesians -- Social life and customs.
California -- History -- 20th century.
Polynesia -- History.
United States -- Civilization -- Foreign influences.
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
California -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
California -- Social life and customs -- Foreign influences.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Von Stroheim, Otto, author of foreword.
Foshko, Adam, author.
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Other Form: Print version: Henderson, Jason. California Tiki. South Carolina : History Press, 2018. 1467138223 (OCoLC)1024249906
ISBN 9781439664735 (epub)
Standard No. 9781439664735

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