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Orange County Tiki, at Don's, Huntington Beach, June 10

Postby SpaceAgeCity » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:49 am

Join the Orange County Historical Society in the "Hidden Village" at Don the Beachcomber, June 10, 2010, for a dinner program about the history of the Polynesian Pop phenomenon of the 1950s and '60s in Orange County, California.

Don the Beachcomber’s
16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach
Event Start: 6:30 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
Program: 7:45 p.m.

"From architecture, décor and music, to literature, theme parks and backyard luaus, the South Seas was a wildly popular theme throughout Mid-Century America. This was especially true in sunny Orange County, where primitive carved figures, grass huts, 'Aloha shirts,' and lush jungle landscaping seemed right at home.

"On June 10th, local historian Chris Jepsen will discuss the tiki craze of the 1950s and '60s as it pertained to Orange County. Appropriately, this special event will be held at Don the Beachcomber’s – a historically significant restaurant that recently took up residence in one of America’s few remaining authentic tiki establishments, the former Sam’s Seafood. The place has been lovingly restored and improved recently.

"Hawaiian/tropical attire is encouraged, but not mandatory.

"Speaker: OCHS Vice President Chris Jepsen is the Assistant Archivist at the Orange County Archives, a local historian, and a member of the City of Huntington Beach’s Historic Resources Board. He has been studying Mid-Century commercial architecture and design and 'Polynesian Pop' for 15 years. He has two websites: Googie Architecture Online (http://SpaceAgeCity.com), and O.C. History Roundup (http://ochistorical.blogspot.com)."

To register, download a PDF flier at:
http://www.orangecountyhistory.org/tiki2010.pdf

For more information about OCHS, visit
http://www.orangecountyhistory.org

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Postby SpaceAgeCity » Tue May 04, 2010 2:36 pm

Update for Vegetarians: For those of you who emailed me with this question, there is indeed a vegetarian option for those who don't want the chicken or pork. Just cross out those options on the mail-in flyer and write "VEGETARIAN" next to them. Don's tells me that the meat serving will then be replaced with Ubon soup (which includes noodles and vegetables). Thanks for asking.

CJ


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