ENCHANTED TIKI LUAU NIGHT AND ELVIS
Sunday, July 23
6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
Between a double feature of island adventures enjoy Exotica entertainment from King Kukelele and his Friki Tikis
Royal Southern Californian-style Luau in the Egyptian Courtyard
Tiki vendors and other special surprises in the courtyard from 1:00 PM till we shut it down.
4:00 PM - IB Technicolor print! ENCHANTED ISLAND, 1958, Warner Brothers, 93 min.
The movie poster tagline screamed: "He dared to love a cannibal princess!" Director Allen Dwan (SLIGHTLY SCARLET), no stranger to meager budgets, brought his trademark lyrical romanticism to this kitschy, bargain basement adaptation of Herman Melville's Typee. Shot on location as well as some studio sets, this tiki-laden story of a deserting sailor (Dana Andrews) who falls in love with a native princess (Jane Powell, of all people!) gets the full Technicolor treatment.
Co-starring Arthur Shields, Don Dubbins and tough guy Ted de Corsia, this was the last film RKO Pictures produced before going bankrupt. Also a pre-show selection of Tiki short films and surprise guests. Approx. 45 min. All pre-show shorts compiled by Kevin Kidney.
7:30 PM - BLUE HAWAII, 1961, Paramount, 101 min. Dir. Norman Taurog.
Before all the formula sixties movies that turned Elvis Presley from an icon into a self-parody, came this sparkling original that subsequent filmmakers sought to use as the cookie-cutter guarantee to Presley movie success. But this was the original. Sumptuous cinematography, frothy plot, pleasing comic turns and skillful acting by co-stars Angela Lansbury and Joan Blackman, a thin, tanned and rested Elvis - and, above all, songs as enchanting as the island paradise depicted. From 'Rock-A-Hula Baby' to 'Can't Help Falling In Love' and the title song - this is classic Elvis 2.0. Post-army and pre-rhinestone. This Elvis is as luscious as the Hawaiian landscape, as lovable as a tiki god and just as skillfully shot. The movie and the soundtrack were among the most successful of his career. Remember Elvis THIS way. The Mods & Rockers Festival will present our first-ever celluloid salute to Elvis in August. This film serves as a delectable teaser... Plus a selection of "Blue Hawaii-themed" short films and special guests prior to BLUE HAWAII. Approx. 45 min. All pre-show shorts compiled by Kevin Kidney.
Separate ticket prices for the films. Or enjoy just the luau and the music, or buy a ticket which includes all the films and the luau. For movies, General: $12.00, Sr/Students: $10.00, AC Member: $9.00 Luau Only: $15.00 or Movies & Luau: General: $25.00, Sr/Student: $23.00 and Member: $22.00
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