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TikiG posted on Thu, Sep 10, 2009 8:00 AM

Name:Mannie's Tropic Isle
Type:bar
Street:3329 Washington Blvd.
City:Venice
State:CA
Zip:n/a
country:USA
Phone:S.M. 83018
Status:defunct

Description:
Cocktail Bar.

Other facts unknown at this time by this user.

Images below taken from a matchbook cover I've had in my collection for years


Simple single color graphic


"Gay Smart Enjoyable"


Matches inside intact. Color of matchheads same as graphics

[ Edited by: TikiG 2009-09-10 08:08 ]

TikiG,

Thanks for posting your stuff, been having fun looking at So Cal pre-Tiki.

Who came first, Curt or Mannie?


DC

I know I'm going to regret asking this, but what do you think they mean by the word "smart"?

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On 2009-09-10 22:57, Dustycajun wrote:

Who came first, Curt or Mannie?

DC

Now we know the answer thanks to this post from Bigbro over on the Tahiti South Seas thread:

Herman came first!

Seems as though Herman Klabounde started the Tropic Isle then sold it to Mannie who sold to to Curt.

DC

Herman? Curt? Sounds like a bunch of South Sea-crazy Germans to me!

So, it looks like Herman started the Tropic Isle while he owned the Tahiti down the road in Santa Monica.

Here is a matchbook cover with the Tahiti Restaurant

and the inside of the matchbook advertises the Tropic Isle in Venice.

So I say Herman was Number 1.

DC

And I think Curt was definitely second - another one of Curt's matchbooks.

DC

But wait, there's more! Frank Vanstone also owned the Tropic Isle!

DC

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