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We're Gonna Have a Tiki Party Tonight!
Yesterday I attended American Cinematheque's tiki festivalat the Egyptian. The television clips segment was an episode of Hawaiian Eye, a cheesy wanna-be Hawaii 5-0 with some of the most camp moments imaginable. Interspersed between the "commercial breaks" were B-movie coming attractions and hilarious ads ("Salem makes your taste fresher!"). There were a variety of vendors selling tiki wares, and after the movie, King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis got the courtyard hoppin' to the sounds of The Hawaiian War Chant and Tiny Bubbles. The Polynesian Paradise Dancers put on a fantastic show in spite of the jet lag from their recent flight from Japan. I didn't partake in the luau, but snapped a few pics of the food anyways. Tonight they wrap up the festival with Miss Sadie Thompson at 7:30 pm.
(Photos after the jump!)
The opening segment of "Hawaiian Eye"
Photos by Elise Thompson for LAist