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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.

Mimi can be contacted at aloha@
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matchcover from Vagabond's House - Los Angeles, CA

Item added on November 4, 2009, 9:18 AM
Latest picture added on November 4, 2009, 9:20 AM

Vagabond's House was located at 2505 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. Named after Don Blanding's poem, the Vagabond's House was one of three South Seas themed nightclubs owned by Joe Chastek ( the other 2 being the the Zamboanga & the Tradewinds, also in Los Angeles).

More info on the Zamboanga & its owner can be found on Tiki Central here

1947 matchcover, front cover
1947 matchcover, inside view


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