The Saint’s Tropics
1950’s era pictures of The Tropics nightclub on Morrison Road.
Great description from a comment on a related site:
“The sign said The Saint’s Tropics… inside there were hourly thunder storm sounds. Front doors were hand-carved wood to look like tiki faces.
The upper eating areas were around the outside of the main dance floor… take 2 small steps up to the eating area that had hollow banisters in front… and hidden water tub supplied water… and it would fall into the hallow banisters with lights flashing at the ends, so you could see the water coming down and the thunder sounds.
A very large tree branch was on the ceiling with moss on it and little twinkling white lights hidden here and there. The dancer’s floor was hydraulic and could be lifted up for shows. A big bird cage came down out of the ceiling above the dance floor for special shows and persons.
There were tiki masks on the back walls that had black lights on them. There was a small lighted alligator pit in one back corner of the club. (-ed!)
The chairs had animal skin prints on them. And the girls that worked there had animal-skin print-bikini suits with one shoulder strap.
Many, many headliners in music, comedy and dancers…etc.
It was a Very Cool Place and a bit ahead of it’s time inside and out…!”
Comment by Wasthere — May 31, 2009 @ 5:32 pm
Photos from an article in the Rocky Mountain Tiki Newsletter by Michelle Baldwin.
(Thanks to Zulu for the ok!)
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