Mai-Kai: History and Mystery Book

Mai-Kai: History and Mystery Book

History & Mystery of The Iconic Tiki Restaurant


History Presentation at the Hukilau

Mai_KaiFriday, June 10th at the Hukilau, I will be giving a presentation on the history of the Mai-Kai. Please join and me and get an even deeper appreciation for the place we all love.

Tickets and info HERE

“Dive deep into the archives to see rare video and images, and hear the first-hand stories documenting the pinnacle of the Mid-Century Tiki era. Hear how a few brash young men created the Mai-Kai by way of a coup at Don the Beachcomber and went on to eclipse that standard of excellence. The Mai-Kai became the playground of celebrities and playboys, and the beautiful women working there used it as a jumping-off point for adventure and fame. This is how this great establishment and its iconic elements came to exist, and the stories of the men and women who shaped it and went on to shape the world. This is a preview of Swanky’s book, shaping over 13 years of research into the ultimate story of Tiki’s rise and peak, the Mai-Kai.”


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