Luau - Miami Beach, FL

Manufacturer: Walker China
User: Luau - Miami Beach, FL
Distributor: Bramlett Equipment Supply Inc.
Date: 1950s
Notes: The Luau was located at 1755 79th St. Causeway in Miami Beach, Florida. According to one postcard, the restaurant offered a mix of Cantonese specialties, Polynesian potables and exotic South Sea Drinks at the Tiki Bar. Patrons could dance and enjoy a late-night Tahitian floor show. The venue purportedly was a popular Miami haunt for entertainers Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra.

Not to be confused with the Luau in Beverly Hills, Calif. owned by Steve Crane (ex-husband of Lana Turner and dad of Cheryl Crane).

Tan body, topmarked LUAU in dark brown next to a Tikiman design.

ID and photo contributed by Downriver Diner

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