“Dine, Dance and Romance” in the The Hawaiian Room located in New York City’s Lexington Hotel.
In 1937, the Lexington Hotel opened The Hawaiian Room featuring South Seas ambience and Polynesian fare. For $1.65 you could sip on a Pirate’s Grog, “a treasure of rum fun pleasure and yo ho ho nobody walks a straight line” or Ana Ana, “a sorcerer’s blend of gin, rum and brandy fiendishly blended - only consigned to Hell Raisers!” for $1.70.
During its 29-year reign, the best of Hawaiian performers worked there including musician Ray Kinney, Clara Inter (aka “Hilo Hattie”), Alfred Apaka, Mona Joy Lum and Mahi Beamer. The Hawaiian Room’s legacy lives on asa group of "Ex-Lexes" from across Hawaii get together annually to catch up, share stories from their NYC experiences, and take a look back on this exciting and meaningful time in all their lives. Earlier this year PBS Hawai‘i Presents: The Hawaiian Room aired, interviewing more than 20 performer who had previously worked there.
Even though The Hawaiian Room is now closed, you can enjoy its memory with this month’s t-shirt design!
This is available for Pre-Order until September 30th and will be produced and shipped by mid October.
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Choose from one of our 3 styles:
Men's / Unisex - 4.3 oz 60% Ring-Spun Cotton / 40% Poly. Pre Washed