Tall Tiki Tales: Catalina as a South Seas Island

October 22, 2022 - September 3, 2023

How Catalina became a South Sea Island. From Book to Film to Bar.

Hollywood film sets, bamboo bars and harbor huts all came together in the elaborate Tiki lounge of the mid-century. This exhibition traces the unique role Catalina Island played in the forging of the myth of the Polynesian paradise in America.