Timeless - Don the Beachcomber, for lovers of tiki culture


Don the Beachcomber in Huntington Beach had several incarnations. Beginning as Sam’s Seafood, it was converted to a tiki theme in the 1960s and was active as Sam’s Seafood until after the millennium. After Sam’s closed, it had a short stint as Kona, then became Don the Beachcomber. This rendition acknowledges the years as Sam’s Seafood with the several decades of car models parked out front. Before the age of digital photography, I used to shoot Kodachrome film exclusively for its brilliant colors. This print models the Cibachrome printing process for a retro look, yet captures Don the Beachcomber as it was one week before its rumored closing.

Pigmented color ink on archival metallic silver paper. 13"x19" with approximately 1" wide borders. Each print is hand titled, signed, and accompanied by a certificate describing the image. Shipped in cardboard tubes.

This photo is original photography by Ken Hudson. All rights reserved and may not be reproduced without written permission of the artist. Facebook sharing of this post is permitted and encouraged.

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