• 1968 Mai-Kai Calendar

    Saturday 7th December 2013 - 11:47:56 AM
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    1968 Mai-Kai Calendar

    1968 Mai-Kai Calendar

    Just added, thanks to a loan from a fan of the site, the 1968 Mai-Kai calendar!

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  • 1972 Mai-Kai Calendar

    Friday 19th April 2013 - 9:22:49 AM
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    1972 Mai-Kai CalendarThe 1972 Mai-Kai calendar is now online.

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  • Mai-Kai Calendar Girls – 1969

    Tuesday 12th February 2013 - 7:01:10 PM
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    1969 Mai-Kai Calendar Now online is the fantastic 1969 Mai-Kai calendar. This one features sisters Leila and Andree and their cousin Liva.

    HERE

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  • 2013 is 1963 All Over Again…

    Wednesday 2nd January 2013 - 9:46:11 AM
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    1963 Mai-Kai Calendar 

    As a public service, let me bring to your attention the fact that the year 2013 is exactly the same as the year 1963. So you can re-use that 1963 calendar this year, and you can print out the 1963 Mai-Kai calendar for this purpose from my site!

    For this year I included the calendar pages.

    See it HERE.

    p.s. You can also use the 1974 calendar this year, but that actual calendar part is not on the site.

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  • Mai-Kai Calendar Girls

    Saturday 10th September 2011 - 6:31:57 AM
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    In an effort to turn blog posts to web pages, I have started with the Mai-Kai calendars. This also gives me a chance to share a bit of history along the way.

    If you are interested in helping with this project, please email me. I do not have every calendar.

    Mai-Kai Calendar Girls

    Check back for updates!

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  • Hawaii Slides

    Monday 26th May 2008 - 7:59:12 PM
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    A little NSFW image for you. Ukukeles, leis…

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  • Mai Kai Gals – Argosy Magazine 1964

    Thursday 15th May 2008 - 7:12:14 PM
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    The one great thing I credit myself with in the whole Hukilau event, is being able to promote and in some ways really help make the Mai Kai more well known and popular. We all love the place, but I love the people that run it. They are the best. The staff as well. Mai Kai.

    I noticed there was not a good set of images of this magazine article on the web, so I thought I’d scan it and put it out there for everyone.

     

     

     

     

    Considering all the images of this Barrel of Rum mug, you’d think they would be around, but I have seen this mug on Ebay once in maybe 5 years.
     

     

     

     

    Is that me in that aloha shirt? Maybe at Hukilau?

     

     

     

     

    Bob and Jack Thornton

     

    Bob pours the Coffee Grog.

      

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  • Mai-Kai Mystery Lady Ann Campbell

    Tuesday 29th April 2008 - 6:13:20 PM
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    I have been corresponding with former Mai Kai Mystery Lady Ann Campbell lately. Once again I cannot stress enough the importance of getting everything we can on the Internet so the generation who remembers can find it and share with us. It was thanks to my Mai Kai calendar posts that she found me.

    Unfortunately, a lot of her photos and memorabilia from that time was destroyed by a varmit infestation while they were in storage. One piece she sent me really stood out to me. I had read and was told that Bob Thornton inspected the Mai Kai gals on a regular basis and even the future Mrs. Thornton was kicked off the squad for being a bit pudgy. Well, here is a bit of proof. A letter from 1965 from Bob congratulating her for being top gal, and reminding her to keep her weigh under 125…

     More to come!

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  • Nudie Cuties in the Tiki Hut

    Saturday 12th January 2008 - 6:29:33 PM
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    Girls 2   Girls 1

    What can you say? Buck naked gals in front of something vaguely tiki-ish and some matting and maybe a grass skirt on the wall. Gotta love it. (NSFW) 

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  • Pagan Magazine 1966

    Monday 3rd December 2007 - 6:40:37 PM
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    Cover Thumb

    I had come across this cover many years ago, and this week, I finally found the magazine. As best as I can tell, it is from 1966. Maybe a bit racier than Playboy at the time and just full of pictures of girls. The tiki and the bar are apparantly owned by the same photographer who did this spread for Nylon Jungle magazine. The rest of the images in the magazine are NSFW, so, you click on the below links as you wish.

    Buff Treasure – on Pleasure Island – Rare, indeed, is the day that a ship calls at the island of Secluda, so this lovely native celebrates the event.

    The Phallocrypt

    Page 3 – She’s asking the fire god who rules over the island to provide them with rainless weather so that the passengers and crew on board the ship can come ashore to sample the island’s hospitality. The native food is delicious, the dances are delights to behold and the people are friendly children. “Pleasure Island,” it’s been called, and with good reason. With luck, perhaps some day your ship will call at this pearl of the Pacific!

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    Center Fold

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  • Mai Kai Calendar a Day #40

    Wednesday 28th November 2007 - 6:49:06 PM
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    Back

    Gail brings up the rear as the last image for 1967.

    Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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  • Mai Kai Calendar a Day #39

    Tuesday 27th November 2007 - 6:12:14 PM
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    Dec

    Liva is Miss December 1967
    Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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  • Mai Kai Calendar a Day #38

    Monday 26th November 2007 - 6:21:26 PM
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    Nov

    Sandra is Miss November 1967
    Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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  • Mai Kai Calendar a Day #37

    Sunday 25th November 2007 - 10:25:17 AM
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    Oct

    Ellen is Miss October 1967
    Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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  • Mai Kai Calendar a Day #36

    Friday 23rd November 2007 - 2:38:33 PM
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    Sept

    Joan is Miss September 1967.
    Mai Kai, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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