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Gone tiki

  • 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.

  • “Tiki Pop: America Imagines Its Own Polynesian Paradise,” (Taschen, $59.99)
  • 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.

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