Tiki: The Rise The Fall The Resurrection The Redemption

The Eleanor

A history of tropical restaurants and drinks beginning in the 1920s, to the peak in the 50s & 60s, through the decline in the 70s & 80s, and on to the 90s resurrection leading to the state of its current rebirth. Musician and bartender Brother Cleve presents the cultural elements that the Tiki phenomenon influenced or was influenced by, from the Hawaiian music fad of the early 1900s through the rise of the Zombie in the 1940s to the Post-WWII Hawai’ian mania which coincided with its statehood in 1959. Filled with photos, music, cocktails, and an amazing Tiki video “infomercial” from the 1980s; it’s everything you always wanted to know about Tiki but were afraid to ask.