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COURTESY SVEN KIRSTEN / TASCHEN The Kahiki supper club in Columbus, Ohio, seen in a photo from 1961, was part of the “Poly Pop” fad reflected in South Seas-themed bars, motels, restaurants, bowling alleys, apartment houses and theme parks across America in the 1950s and ’60s.
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COURTESY SVEN KIRSTEN / TASCHEN The interior of the Luau tiki bar in Beverly Hills, Calif, in 1950.
COURTESY SVEN KIRSTEN / TASCHEN A tiki table lamp from the bar.
COURTESY SVEN KIRSTEN / TASCHEN Kahiki bar chef George Ono with some of his creations circa 1961.