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The Luau Vintage Art T-shirt

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The Tropics was purchased by Stephen Crane and renamed The Luau in 1953. This was Crane's original restaurant; after the success of the Luau, he eventually went on to open the popular Kon-Tiki chain of Polynesian restaurants.

Steve Crane's Luau was one of the Hollywood/Beverly Hills restaurants (along with Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic's) that established Polynesian cuisine (and more importantly drinks) as de rigueur in the 1950s and '60s. The Luau produced some of the most beautiful and highly desired serveware objects (designed by Gabe Florian) to come out of midcentury Polynesian restaurants.

The Luau was demolished in 1979 to make space for a Rodeo Drive shopping complex.


Our shirts are super soft 100% ringspun cotton. (Heather grey is 90% ringspun cotton and 10% polyester.)


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Body Length:

S - 28" | M - 29" | L - 30"
XL - 31" | 2XL - 32"

Chest Width:

S - 18" | M - 20" | L - 22"
XL - 24" | 2XL - 26"

Sizes are approximate and may vary upon manufacturer's tolerance.

Care Instructions

Machine wash warm with like colors. Only non-chlorine bleach if needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron or dry clean. Wash shirt inside-out to maintain decorated print.

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