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Arkiva Tropika is the online archive of the collection of Mimi Payne. This large collection includes a wide array of mostly pre-1970 menus, postcards, matchbooks, and paper ephemera souvenir items, mainly from Polynesian and other Exotic themed restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, and the like.

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postcard from Pago Pago - Long Beach, CA

Item added on November 27, 2006, 10:54 PM
Latest picture added on November 27, 2006, 11:05 PM

Eddie's Pago Pago was located at 131 E. First St. in Long Beach. Both this postcard (probably from the late 1940's), and also their matchcover boasts "It rains at Pago Pago", suggesting the club incorporated the idea of simulated indoor tropical rainstorms. The bamboo trimmed ceilings, carved warclubs above the bar, tropical mural in the back of the bar, and bamboo clad exterior show the early stylings of what was to come in Polynesian-themed bars & restaurants in later years.

1940's postcard, views of building exterior & interior
1940's postcard, views of building exterior w/bamboo & neon sign
1940's postcard, views of bar interior


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