Friday, May 24, 2013

Film Noir with an Exotic Tiki Flair at 2013 Tiki Night at the Egyptian Theatre

The exoticism of the South Seas blows through Hollywood with the Cinematheque's annual Tiki Night at the Egyptian Theatre on June 1, 2013, starting at 5:00 PM! Join us in the courtyard for performances from King Kukulele & The Friki Tikis and the Polynesian Paradise Dancers, tiki vendors, and a no-host bar with your favorite Polynesian drinks. A slide show and a 50th Anniversary tribute to the Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room by Bob Baker's Marionettes will precede a screening of the 1954 film noir HELL'S HALF ACRE, filmed in Honolulu. Grab a lei and a Hawaiian shirt and come on down for some Tiki-tainment! 

Vendors will be in the courtyard from 1:00 PM.


1954, Republic (Kit Parker), 91 min, USA, Dir: John Auer

Filmed in the notorious red light district of Honolulu, this Auer/Fisher concoction is a delirious excursion into low-life noir. Evelyn Keyes becomes a taxi dancer to hunt for her missing G.I. husband Wendell Corey, who she believes is alive and writing hit songs in Hawaii! Little does she know he’s more than a simple songsmith - he’s also a gangster vying with Philip Ahn for control of the island’s vice rackets. Toss the sultry and statuesque Marie Windsor into the mix, and it’s pulp nirvana. Imagine film noir with a slack-key guitar soundtrack ... as good as trashy B-movies get!

Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. 
Tickets available on