Bunny Yeager was an asset to the Mai-Kai. Many of the girls who worked in the Molokai Bar were also models for Bunny and others. Myrna Weber, first Mystery Girl was a model for Bunny and appeared in Playboy. Nani Maka was also a Mystery Girl and Polynesian dancer and posed for Bunny as “Bonnie Read more about 1962 Bunny Yeager Photo of Chris Darling[…]
No, this post is not about the Mai-Kai’s plans to open new restaurants in New York City or San Diego, those those are interesting and there may have been more. Nor is this post about the Mai Kai theater in Livovia, MI. This is about a new Mai Kai restaurant I recently discovered, but first Read more about Another Mai Kai[…]
Recently added to the Mai-Kai archive, an image from someone traveling through Fort Lauderdale in 1966. You can see their mid-60s era Mopar parked tot he right.
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I’ll be sharing the incredible history of the Mai-Kai Mystery Drink February 16th at Inuhele, the Atlanta Tiki Tour Weekender. The creation of the iconic Mystery Drink involves many now-famous people such as Johnny Carson, Bettie Page, Bunny Yeager, Kui Lee, and Mariano Licudine. The story of its invention, evolution, and promotion is a fascinating Read more about Atlanta Tiki Weekender[…]
We had a great time at Tiki Oasis in 2017. This interview with Sassy Stiletto was much fun. I love all the colorful and famous people walking past behind us. Especially Judd Finklestien of the Mai-Kai Gents as I had just mentioned him! Also look for Charles Phoenix.
The Mai-Kai created the Happy Talk newsletter to send out to the snowbirds back home to help keep them in their minds to return. All the stories about the girls are very tongue in cheek and this one is a fine example. This is the first issue. Good to see Lester’s Diner mentioned in the Read more about Donna – Happy Talk January 1963[…]