• Hukilau Mai-Kai History Presentation

    Wednesday 19th April 2017 - 9:14:21 AM
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    June 9th, in support of my recently released book on the history of the greatest Tiki bar on earth, the Mai-Kai, I will once again be giving a presentation at the largest Tiki event outside of California, The Hukilau.

    This year I am holding a sort of Mai-Kai reunion and doing a live panel discussion with many of the people I interviewed for the book.  Their first hand stories were the driving force behind the work. I had thousands of fantastic images and I knew a few stories, but getting the history straight from the people who were actually there was a truly rare experience. These folks are now in their 70s, 80s and even 90s, and it is harder and harder to get them together. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Come get your book signed by those featured in it!

    First click here get this amazing coffee table book, that is also an interesting read about Don the Beachcomber, Tiki and the birth of the greatest Tiki bar in existence:

    Book Jacket

    Then get your tickets for the event by clicking HERE.

    Here are some of those who will be in attendance:

    ANGEL

    Angel followed her sister Dee down from Chicago. She was a Mystery Girl and married singer Pat Gallo.

    DEE

    Dee came down from Chicago for Spring Break in 1959 and never went back!

    CAROL

    Carol was a Mystery Girl and Ford model who appeared on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson twice in that role.

    TOTI

    Toti at center with the Mai-Kai Islanders review. He was the founder of the show.

    RANDY

    Randy on far right with his mother Pualani Mossman Avon on TV. He worked for Rums of Puerto Rico and his family are legends of Hawaiian culture.

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